Direct Support Professional- Merced

<strong>At&nbsp;Adjoin,&nbsp;we strive to create an impassioned and fulfilling environment for both our clients and employees. We have been in action for 40 years and have worked tirelessly towards generating a positive impact in our communities. If you are interested in serving your community and becoming a valued asset to our team, please read ahead!</strong>

Merced Office - Merced, CA, 95340


<strong>At Adjoin, we are agents of change, building a future where all people can belong in the places they live, work, learn, and play. Together with our community partners, we remove barriers to belonging with innovative solutions that center the unique needs of every individual we serve. <br /><br /><br /></strong>

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$16.25 - $16.75 Hourly

Overview: <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Adjoin Us!</strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">At&nbsp;<strong class="ignore-global-css">Adjoin,</strong>&nbsp;we strive to create an impassioned and fulfilling environment for both our clients and employees. We have been in action for 40 years and have worked tirelessly towards generating a positive impact in our communities. If you are interested in serving your community and becoming a valued asset to our team, consider joining our team!</span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css"><em class="ignore-global-css">Together we ignite possibility. Apply today!</em></strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Values:</strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">On a day-to day basis, we work guided by our core values of integrity, people, compassion, innovation, and fun. As a Direct Support&nbsp;Professional and part of our team, you will build professional relationships that inspire clients to reach their potential. Our employees are positive role models and encouraging souls when a client is facing a challenging day. We are committed to advocacy and ensuring client rights are respected.</span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Benefits and Perks:</strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">At Adjoin, we know our employees have diverse and individual needs and have gone a step beyond the standard, cookie-cutter benefits package that other organizations offer. We have thoughtfully designed a unique package that goes above and beyond!:</span></p> <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Medical coverage starting at $0 per month for employee-only</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Extremely generous retirement matching</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">100% Employer-paid long-term disability coverage</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">100% Employer-paid employee and dependent life insurance</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Employee Wellness program with fun incentives, prizes and chances to connect with your peers</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Mental health resources (EAP) with 5 free counseling sessions per year (for you AND your dependents)</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Volunteer program with paid volunteer hours for a cause of your choice</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Dental, Flexible Spending Account, paid time off, holidays, and more!</span></li> </ul> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Growth Opportunities:</strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">At Adjoin, learning, development and growth are very important to us. Many of our management team are home-grown and have grown with the organization! In particular, we want to support our direct support roles in furthering their knowledge and training in working with our unique population. Adjoin funds our teams pursuit of their DSP I, II and III certifications through NADSP and even offers a bonus upon completion!</span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Schedule:</strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Our DSP positions offer flexible schedules that work with your life. Available schedules may vary, but because our clients need support 24/7, there are many options that work well with school schedules or other commitments you may have.</span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Work Culture:</strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Adjoin is a work community of diverse and passionate individuals who love what we do! We work tirelessly for our clients, but we also take time to have fun and celebrate successes. Our employees might join us on Wednesdays for our weekly meeting with the CEO, get their steps in with our wellness program, take time to meditate on Fridays with the HR team, or participate in some paid volunteer time with our OneFlutter program. We think we have a unique work culture at Adjoin and we invite you to come get to know us!</span></p>
Responsibilities: <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Client Support:</strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Adjoin helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of varied backgrounds, interests, and abilities to achieve their life plan in the communities where they live, work, learn, and play. Person-centered thinking and planning is at the heart of what we do. We focus on maximizing self-sufficiency and personal growth.</span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">A DSP is focused on:</span></p> <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Providing the client with appropriate and effective services such as support and training programs</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Serving each client in the least restrictive environment</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Increasing the independence of all clients served</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Assisting each person with improving his/her/their quality of life</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Participating in client evaluations through task analysis and other requested assessment devices</span></li> </ul> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Independent Living:</strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">In our Independent Living Program, DSPs assist clients with a wide array of tasks to support them in their goals to be more independent, such as:</span></p> <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Meal Planning and Preparation</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Money Management</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Household Maintenance</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Shopping</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Medical Appointments</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Social Skill Development</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Volunteer Opportunities</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Safety Planning and Preparation</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Problem Solving</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Advocacy</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Transportation</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Training</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Parenting Skills</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Mental Health Symptoms</span></li> </ul> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Documentation:</strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">DSPs are responsible for writing daily activity records for our clients in our electronic client management system. This is a critical duty that helps every member of the client&rsquo;s support team communicate and collaborate to maximize the effectiveness of the services the client receives. A requirement of the DSP position is the ability to complete this documentation within the system and meet all appropriate deadlines.</span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Transportation:</strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">The Direct Support&nbsp;Professional must be capable of making on-site visits to clients, agencies and employers. Often these on-site visits are at a distance from the office and no regular means of public transportation exists. Overnight travel is rare, but may be required for training and as part of a client's program. A Direct Support&nbsp;Professional may transport a client as part of his/her/their job duties.</span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Adjoin does not furnish transportation or vehicles for its employees however, mileage is reimbursed. A reliable means of transportation, valid California license and insurance is required.</span></p>
Requirements: <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Must be 18 years of age or older with a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">A reliable means of transportation, valid California license and insurance is required.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">This position requires the employee to have a mobile smart device available to perform certain required essential functions, for which reasonable reimbursement is provided to the employee.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Preferred: Experience working with vulnerable populations.</span></li> </ul> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Physical Requirements:</strong></span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Some of our clients are physically impaired and require assistance into and out of wheelchairs and other assistive devices. The Direct Support&nbsp;Professional must be able to perform such tasks on an urgent or emergency basis. Many of the jobs/activities in which our clients engage require physical exertion on the part of the Adjoin staff person (i.e., walking (75% of workday), climbing stairs (10% workday but on a frequent basis), lifting (10% of workday but on a frequent basis), stretching, bending, etc.). A Direct Support&nbsp;Professional must have the ability to talk, hear, and see in order to assist the client in his/her/their quest for independence.</span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Adjoin is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Adjoin will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.</span></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Screening Requirements:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Candidate must successfully pass a screening for illicit drug use prior to employment.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Candidate must possess a record clear from past criminal activity that would present a concern in working with a vulnerable population and submit to a Department of Justice criminal activity background check.</span></li> </ul> <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Communication and writing skills</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Flexible schedule</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Ability to work with multiple clients in different areas</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Some weekend and evening openings for shifts</span></li> </ul>