• Caregiver - Direct Support Professional (DSP) - CLS

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Clarita
    Job ID
    2017-1308
    Category
    Caregiver / Direct Support
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Shift
    Afternoon (PM)
  • Overview

    Rate of Pay: $13.25 per hour

    Schedule Available: Monday - Friday, 1:30PM - 9:00PM

     

    With 40 programs and service sites spanning several counties, United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) is the largest nonprofit provider of direct care services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Southern California.

     

    UCPLA is currently hiring a Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to work closely with individuals with disabilities in their private residence. As a DSP, 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 18 years of age or older
    • 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 post offer, pre-employment screening requirements, including criminal background check, drug screening, 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)

     

    Rate of Pay: $13.25 per hour

    Schedule Available: Monday - Friday, 1:30PM - 9:00PM

     

    We offer competitive starting salaries, Paid Holidays, Vacation Benefits, Paid Sick Leave, Referral Bonus Plan and Retirement Plan to part-time employees.

     

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

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