United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Sa Caregiver - Direct Support Professional (DSP) CLS in Ventura, California
Would you like to work in a beautiful beach community helping to make someone’s life better while getting paid? Are you looking for part time work and live in or near Ventura? If you answered yes to these questions this might be the job for you.
Adults with developmental disabilities in Ventura are in need of a Caregiver/Direct Support Professional (DSP) to work various shifts. DSPs will work a specifically assigned shift (Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM), typically with one individual at a time, and provide personal assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities in the individual's own home and out in the community to enable individuals to live full and dignified lives.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is preferred. Must be a good listener, respectful, patient and open-minded. Must be dependable and reliable, and have a reliable source of transportation. Must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the job including assisting individuals with transfers and pushing wheelchairs.
Duties include the day-to-day support that people need to participate fully in life at home and in the community. Support may be provided in areas such as grooming and hygiene tasks, mobility, community outings, feeding, meal preparation, housekeeping, grocery shopping, laundry, etc.
Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Assists people served in achieving personal, behavioral, educational, or vocational goals as identified in Individual Service Plan (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 and 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 administration, 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
Communicates effectively with others
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
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 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.
Job ID: 2018-1525
Shift: Morning (AM)
External Company URL: http://www.ucpla.org/