• Caregiver - Direct Support Professional (DSP)

    Job Locations US-CA-Sylmar
    Job ID
    2018-1442
    Category
    Caregiver / Direct Support
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Afternoon (PM)
  • Overview

    Rate of Pay: $13.25 per hour

     

    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 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to assist developmentally disabled individuals with daily living needs in a group home residential setting. Under direct supervision of highly qualified professionals, DSPs monitor and support our clients’ needs, both physically and emotionally. DSPs have the unique opportunity to build a rewarding career in healthcare and develop caring relationships with our clients.

    Responsibilities

    • Assists clients with moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, automobiles, and with eating, dressing, and grooming.
    • Ensures clients are clean, dry, and all essential adaptive equipment is properly in place (such as arm splints, seat belts, and abdominal binders)
    • Follows the training program as outlined in the clients’ Individual Service Plans (ISPs) 
    • Respects and promotes the individual rights of clients, including maintaining the dignity of each person during daily care procedures 
    • Provides direct client care and other related duties as assigned by supervisor(s) and/or nursing staff
    • Attends required in-service trainings

    Qualifications

     

    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • 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!

    Rate of Pay: $13.25 per hour

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