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Caregiver - Shared Direct Support Professional (SDSP)

Caregiver - Shared Direct Support Professional (SDSP)

Job ID 
2018-1429
Job Locations 
US-CA-Thousand Oaks
Category 
Caregiver / Direct Support
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Shift 
Morning (AM)
Min 

More information about this job

Overview

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 Shared Direct Support Professional (SDSP) to assist developmentally disabled individuals with daily living needs in a group home residential or Adult Day Program setting. A Shared Direct Support Professional must change and adapt seamlessly to the different paces and levels of intensity in the duties between the group day and residential programs. Under direct supervision of highly qualified professionals, SDSP monitor and support our clients’ needs, both physically and emotionally. SDSP have the unique opportunity to build a rewarding career in healthcare and develop caring relationships with our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Provides direct assistance and care to clients with developmental disabilities
  • Completes recordkeeping and documentation for client plans and activities
  • Ensures general health and safety for clients, staff, and facility
  • Participates in program planning, implementation, and evaluations
  • Oversees daily maintenance and preparation of the facility
  • Assists with program supply-control
  • Attends required in-service trainings

Qualifications

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 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, physical exam, 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)

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are encouraged to apply!

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