compensation: 15 Hourly Wage
employment type: full-time
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Supported Living is a service designed to help adults with developmental disabilities and/or brain injuries live successfully in their own home or apartment. This should be done, ideally, with a mix of paid and unpaid supports. Supported Living assumes that anyone, without regard to the severity of the disability, can live successfully in their own home or apartment, as long as the necessary supports are in place.
It is vital to the success of Supported Living Services that the clients drive their own services. Within the boundaries of personal and emotional safety, it is assumed that actions and choices of the client will be the clients alone, with input and advice from the clients support system. If the client is unable to make their needs known in a traditional sense (expressive, verbal language), the Supported Living Services direct support professional must support the choices of the client by determining the clients needs and wants through other means (staff meetings, training, etc.).
Duties as specified by the coordinator will include, but may not be limited to:
Domestic Home Care (cleaning, cooking, laundry)
Domestic Self Care (bathing, dressing, hygiene)
Financial (budgeting, assisting client with good money choices)
Health (diet, medical appointments, medications, exercise programs)
Safety (ensuring the client is safe, safety training)
Recreation (social activities, classes, areas of personal interest)
Relationships (supporting relationships with family and friends, facilitation of new relationships)
Transportation (school, work, appointments, community outings)
Adhere to the principles of Supported Living
To work hours agreed upon in the clients monthly schedule
To attend monthly staff meetings
Documentation (complete daily log notes, medication sheets, incident reports, action forms, timecards, as needed)
To communicate any major changes in the clients schedule (hospital visit, taking a client out of town, encountering difficulties in the community, etc.) to your Coordinator or Supported Living Director immediately.
Non-exempt employees must record their actual hours worked on our time and attendance system via smartphone, computer, or landline phone by submit by 2pm Monday of pay week.
Submit supplemental timesheets (mileage, expenses and calculations) to Coordinator by Sunday evening of pay week.
To be honest and straightforward in all communications with management at CACS
To maintain a positive and professional relationship with your coordinator, co-workers, clients family and other support services
To participate in all in-services, trainings as requested by our coordinator
To follow any requests by the coordinator or Supported Living Director not out-lined above
Emergency Procedures (chain of authority, 911)
Demonstrate a working understanding of the concept of supported living.
Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively, as a team player, with other direct support professionals.
Must have a valid California drivers license and clean driving record
(according to our insurance company standards).
Must have and maintain a safe, registered and insured vehicle.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 11pm to 9am
9:00am to 9:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Monday and Wednesday 3pm to 9pm
Starting at $15/hr.
The direct support professional should be enthusiastic, motivated, flexible, organized, responsible and accountable.
The DSP must demonstrate the ability to be a team player, have knowledge of the service they work in and take responsibility for their work.
The DSP must strive toward enabling the people they support to become a part of the community.
The DSP will adhere to the Code of Ethics delineated in the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals.