United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Sa Caregiver - Direct Support Staff (DSS) in Pasadena, California
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 (DSS) to work closely with individuals with disabilities in their private residence. As a DSS, 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.
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 over 18 years of age
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 employee 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)
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) are encouraged to apply!
We offer competitive starting salaries and benefits to full-time staff: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Life Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Paid Holiday, Vacation, and 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 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.
Job ID: 2017-1303
External Company URL: http://www.ucpla.org/