United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Sa Caregiver - Direct Support Staff (DSS) in Pasadena, California

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) is one of the leading non-profit companies in caring for individuals with developmental disabilities. Founded in 1945, UCPLA has been providing services, programs, resources, and support groups for individuals and their families with special needs including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down syndrome, and general developmental delays. At UCPLA, we believe that each client is special and unique in their own way and they all deserve quality service and care.

With over 70 years of experience, UCPLA is ready to help you build a rewarding career in a large non-profit direct care provider of services in Southern California. Consider joining our team to help our clients choose and participate in lifestyles that enable them to live in and contribute to their own communities. Help us make a difference. We have a supportive staff ready to help you to learn your new position. We encourage you to apply. Opportunities for growth available.

We offer competitive starting salaries and benefits to full-time staff: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Life Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Holiday Benefits, Vacation Benefits, Paid Sick Leave Benefits, Referral Bonus Plan, and Retirement Plan.

Contact our Human Resources representative for more information.

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.

  • 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!

Job ID: 2017-1303

Shift: Variable

External Company URL: http://www.ucpla.org/