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Direct Support Professional - Lancaster, CA

Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis

San Fernando, california


Job Details

Part-time

3/14/2024


Full Job Description

We are looking for a compassionate, people-oriented person to support adults with disabilities in their everyday lives. If you’re a caring, positive person who isn’t afraid to work hard, then this is a job for you. We expect you to be polite and a good communicator. Experience in positive behavior supports and caring for the elderly or sick will make you a strong candidate. The fulfillment and satisfaction that comes with helping others always surpasses the challenges of this job!

Comprehensive PAID training!

Your daily routine can include:

  • Facilitating meaningful community connections
  • Establishing friendships
  • Exploring and participating in a variety of recreational and educational activities with your client
  • Teaching independent life skills
  • Increasing helpful, adaptive behaviors
  • Having fun!
  • Driving clients in your personal vehicle and/or taking public transportation

What is Supported Living?

Supported Living Services allow individuals with developmental disabilities to live in their own homes in the community, while developing independent living skills, creating meaningful relationships, and participating as active members in their families and communities.

We serve the greater Antelope Valley county area in cities such as: Lancaster and Palmdale, CA

Current home office: Northridge, CA

Responsibilities

  • Able to support clients in their daily routines; including, but not limited to, nutrition, self-care, social, recreational, personal relationships, money management, etc.
  • Provide emotional support
  • Act quickly and responsibly in cases of emergency

Important Details

  • Part-Time
  • Overnight- pay varies based on the type of shift (sleep or awake)
  • Must have own reliable vehicle to transport clients
  • Must be willing to take public transportation
  • Must have proof of auto insurance

Ideal Candidates:

  • Individuals who love working with adults, elderly, and helping individuals
  • Students studying Psychology, Occupational Therapy or Human Development, or related fields
  • Caregivers
  • Direct Support Professionals
  • Respite Workers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • LNA/CNA
  • Nursing home facilitators, Program administrators

Requirements: This is an entry-level position.

  • Preferred: 1 year+ experience with Supported Living Services, Applied Behavior Analysis, and/or caregiving
  • Committed to health & safety
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Positive and compassionate attitude
  • Strong ethics
  • Physical stamina
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. or physically assist individual
  • (Willing to be) CPR/First-Aid certified
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Own a reliable vehicle

Benefits/What we offer you:

  • Medical and Dental insurance for employees who work over 31 hours per week
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Vacation Time Off & Holiday Pay
  • Employee discounts; fun employee events
  • On-the-job training, career development, and advancement opportunities
  • 401(k) Plan
  • A rewarding work environment
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Dynamic work environment, no day is ever the same as the next
  • Flexible work schedules

Job Types: Part-time

Pay: $18.00- $19.50 per hour

Schedule:

  • 4 hour shift
  • 6 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

Requirements

This entry-level position requires at least a High School Diploma and one year of training and experience in providing support services for individuals who are challenged with physical or developmental disabilities, or an A.A. degree in psychology or a related field

  • Proven experience as personal care assistant
  • Committed to health & safety
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Positive and compassionate attitude
  • Strong ethics
  • Physical stamina
  • CPR certified
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A valid driver’s license

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