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Caregiver - Floating Direct Support Professional (FDSP)

Caregiver - Floating Direct Support Professional (FDSP)

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US-CA-Santa Monica
Caregiver / Direct Support
Regular Part-Time
Afternoon (PM)

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Rate of Pay: $13.25 per hour

Available Schedule: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM; Sunday to Wednesday


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 Floating Direct Support Professional (FDSP) to work closely with individuals with disabilities in their private residences. FDSP provides scheduled and intermittent services to a group of individuals in various apartment units in one location as scheduled and as needed. As FDSP, 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.


  • 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 condition
  • Assists people served to monitor and maintain their health
  • Ensures the safety and well-being of people served at all times
  • Communicates professionally, effectively, and promptly with others
  • Assists in the preparation of incident reports
  • Completes all required documentation, including general logs, financial logs, medication administration records, and progress notes/flow charts
  • Accesses electronic communication, including but not limited to electronic records, online payroll processes, and online schedules


  • 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 post-offer, pre-employment screening requirements, including criminal background check, drug screening, physical exam, and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States


We offer competitive starting salaries and 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.