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Caregiver - Direct Support Staff (DSS)

Caregiver - Direct Support Staff (DSS)

Job ID 
2017-1307
Job Locations 
US-CA-North Hollywood
Category 
Caregiver / Direct Support
Type 
Regular Part-Time
Shift 
Variable
Min 
USD $12.00/Hr.

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Overview

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) is a leading non-profit company in caring for individuals with developmental disabilities. UCPLA provides services, programs, resources, and support groups for individuals with special needs including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental delays. At UCPLA, we believe that each client is special and unique in their own way and they all deserve quality service and care.

 

UCPLA is ready to help you build a rewarding career in a large non-profit direct care setting. Help us make a difference. Opportunities for growth available. We offer benefits to full-time staff.

 

UCPLA is currently hiring Direct Support Professionals (DSS) to work closely with individuals with disabilities in their private residence. As a DSS, 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

  • Assists people served in achieving personal, behavioral, educational, or vocational goals as identified in 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
  • Assists people served with household duties and to maintain their residence in a clean, orderly, and safe condition
  • Assists people served to access their community, including access to community venues for business, social, and recreational purposes
  • Assists people served to monitor and maintain their health
  • Assists people served with administration, attending medical appointments, following dietary guidelines, and following health-related protocols
  • Ensures the safety and well-being of people served at home and in the community
  • Communicates effectively with others
  • Assists in preparation of incident reports as required
  • Completes all required documentation general logs, financial logs, medication administration records, and progress notes/flow charts as required
  • Successfully accesses electronic communication, including electronic records for person(s) served, online payroll processes, and online schedules
  • Attends required in-service trainings

 

 

Qualifications

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Sufficient reading, writing, comprehension, and communication skills in English to perform essential duties and responsibilities
  • 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, physical exam, and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to run, push, pull, bend, squat, kneel, lift, and transfer clients (with assistance of others and mechanical lift)

 

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.

 

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