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Caregiver - Floating Direct Support Staff (FDSS)

Caregiver - Floating Direct Support Staff (FDSS)

Job ID 
2016-1214
Job Locations 
US-CA-Woodland Hills
Category 
Caregiver / Direct Support
Type 
Regular Part-Time
Shift 
Overnight (NOC)
Min 

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Overview

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) is one of the leading non-profit companies in caring for individuals with developmental disabilities.

 

UCPLA is currently hiring Floating Direct Support Professionals (FDSS) to work closely with individuals with disabilities in their private residence. FDSS provide scheduled and intermittent services to a group of individuals in various apartment units in one location as scheduled and as needed. As a FDSS, you will encourage our clients to become as independent as they can be while promoting community engagement. You will be providing support to people served in their homes and in the community by providing training and assistance with personal care and housekeeping, communication, supervision, companionship, and behavior support. Under the direction of a Community Living Specialist and other highly qualified professionals, you will develop methods to maximize client independence and meet goals identified in their Individual Service Plan.

Responsibilities

  • Provides scheduled and intermittent services to a group of individuals in various apartment units in one location as scheduled and as needed
  • Responds to calls for assistance from people served appropriately and within the required timeframe
  • Assists people served in achieving personal support goals at home as identified in the Individual Service Plan (ISP) and the Individual Program Plan (IPP)
  • Assists people served to maintain their personal appearance, personal hygiene, and health at the highest possible level by providing support in all areas of personal care
  • Assists people served with household duties and to maintain their residence in a clean, orderly, and safe manner as needed
  • Assists people served to monitor and maintain their health
  • Ensures the safety and well-being of people served at all times at home
  • Communicates effectively with other team members, including CLS, program management, other professionals, and family members and friends of people served
  • Assists in the preparation of incident reports as required
  • Completes all required documentation, including general logs, financial logs, medication administration records, and progress notes/flow charts as required
  • Accesses electronic communication, including but not limited to electronic records, online payroll processes, and online schedules
  • Attends required in-service trainings

Qualifications

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Sufficient reading, writing, comprehension, and communication skills in English to perform essential duties and responsibilities
  • Availability to attend required in-service training
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate and work professionally and cooperatively with others
  • Ability to successfully pass all employee screening requirements, including criminal background check, drug screening, and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) are encouraged to apply!

We offer competitive starting salaries and benefits to full-time staff: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Life Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Paid Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Leave Benefits, Referral Bonus Plan, and Retirement Plan.

 

UCPLA is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates. UCPLA also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in the City of L.A. pursuant to the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.