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Caregiver - Direct Support Professional II (DSP) II - CNA 2:30 PM - 1

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 by United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Other
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

US-CA-Thousand Oaks | US-CA-Thousand Oaks

Job ID 2
Category Caregiver / Direct Support
Type Regular Full-Time
Shift Afternoon (PM)

Overview

Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour

Schedule Available: Five (5) days per work week, 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Must be available to work one (1) weekend shift per work week

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 hiring Direct Support Professional IIs (DSP IIs) with Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification responsible for providing clients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming. Ensures clients are clean, dry, and all essential adaptive equipment are properly in place such as arm splints, seat belts, and abdominal binders. Respects and promotes the individual rights of clients including maintaining the dignity of each person during daily care procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains a professional level of personal conduct in working with clients and staff members which will promote a friendly, comfortable, safe environment where clients may progress socially, emotionally, and physically
  • Follows the training program as outlined in each client's ISP (Individual Service Plan)
  • Respects and promotes the individual rights of clients including maintaining the dignity of each person during daily care procedures
  • Assists clients with eating and drinking following established feeding techniques and procedures as developed by Occupational Therapist (OT) to promote training and safeguard clients
  • Knows and follows written behavior intervention plan(s) for clients with behavioral problems. Follows recommendations of Behavior Consultant via QIDP
  • Passes medication to clients, as assigned, per RN medication administration training
  • Provides assistance with training of staff as need arises
  • If eligible to be a driver, attends and assists clients on outings and to appointments
  • Follows company policies at all times regarding the safe and proper lift and transfer of individuals
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet department and/or business needs


Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current accreditation as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Experience working with developmentally disabled individuals preferred
  • Interest and concern for people with developmental disabilities, and possess sufficient patience and understanding to deal with their special needs
  • Must attend scheduled in-service trainings and other trainings as required
  • 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, and lift up to fifty (50) pounds


Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour

Schedule Available: Five (5) days per work week, 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Must be available to work one (1) weekend shift per work week

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 Holidays, Vacation Benefits, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Bereavement Leave, Credit Union Benefits and Discounts, 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 pursuant to California Law and, if applicable, the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Reference: 719076264