• Caregiver - Direct Support Professional (DSP)

    Job Locations US-CA-Sylmar
    Job ID
    Caregiver / Direct Support
    Regular Part-Time
    Afternoon (PM)
  • Overview

    Rate of Pay: $13.25 per hour

    Schedule Available: Rotating - Weekdays 4:15 PM - 10:45 PM and Weekends 2:15 PM - 10:45 PM, One (1) Weekend off per Month


    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 individuals with developmental disabilities 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.


    • 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
    • Performs other duties as assigned to meet department and/or business needs



    • 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, 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)


    Pay Rate: $13.25 per hour

    Schedule Available: Rotating - Weekdays 4:15 PM - 10:45 PM and Weekends 2:15 PM - 10:45 PM, One (1) Weekend off per Month


    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.






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