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Caregiver - Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Caregiver - Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Job ID 
2018-1473
Job Locations 
US-CA-Pasadena
Category 
Caregiver / Direct Support
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Shift 
Variable
Min 

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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 Direct Support Professional (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 (ISP).

Responsibilities

  • Assists people served in achieving personal, behavioral, educational, and vocational goals as identified in 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 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 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
  • 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, 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)

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 in the City of L.A. pursuant to the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.