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Community Living Specialist (CLS)

Community Living Specialist (CLS)

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US-CA-Santa Monica
US-CA-Culver City
Caregiver / Direct Support
Regular Full-Time
Afternoon (PM)

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Schedule: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with flexibility to work other hours/days as detrmined by client needs

Rate of Pay: $16.00 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 a Community Living Specialist (CLS) to promote the individual rights of people living with disabilities. As a CLS, you’ll have the opportunity to help our clients build effective relationships and ties to their community. You will provide instruction and support in living skills, identify and facilitate access to community resources, and coordinate resources as requested or required by people served. Responsibilities also include coordinating Direct Support Professional who support people served to accomplish daily living activities at the person’s home and/or in the local community. If you would like to make a difference in the community while building a rewarding career working with individuals with disabilities, we encourage you to apply.


  • Provides independent living skills training, support, and case management services to individuals with developmental disabilities in the individual’s own home and community
  • Supervises and coordinates the activities of Direct Support Professional
  • Provides oversight, coordinates personal care, training, and support to meet the goals and objectives of the individuals served
  • Completes required paperwork, including notes, reports, logs, etc.
  • Participates in on-going in-service training


  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services-related field is preferred (may be substituted with a high school diploma or equivalent with two years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities)
  • Experience preferred
  • Ability to set priorities, perform job duties in an orderly fashion, and complete job duties effectively and efficiently
  • 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
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to respond to calls for assistance after hours, including reporting on-site to various locations outside of regular business hours


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