Direct Support Professional-FSO

<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>

Fresno Office - Fresno, CA, 93710


<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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$16.50 - $16.75 Hourly

Overview: <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Adjoin Us!</strong></p> <p 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!</p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css"><em class="ignore-global-css">Together we ignite possibility. Apply today!</em></strong></p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Values:</strong></p> <p 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.</p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Benefits and Perks:</strong></p> <p 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!:</p> <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css">Medical coverage starting at $0 per month for employee-only</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Extremely generous retirement matching</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">100% Employer-paid long-term disability coverage</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">100% Employer-paid employee and dependent life insurance</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Employee Wellness program with fun incentives, prizes and chances to connect with your peers</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Mental health resources (EAP) with 5 free counseling sessions per year (for you AND your dependents)</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Volunteer program with paid volunteer hours for a cause of your choice</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Dental, Flexible Spending Account, paid time off, holidays, and more!</li> </ul> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Growth Opportunities:</strong></p> <p 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!</p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Schedule:</strong></p> <p 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.</p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Work Culture:</strong></p> <p 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!</p>
Responsibilities: <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Client Support:</strong></p> <p 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.</p> <p class="ignore-global-css">A DSP is focused on:</p> <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css">Providing the client with appropriate and effective services such as support and training programs</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Serving each client in the least restrictive environment</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Increasing the independence of all clients served</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Assisting each person with improving his/her/their quality of life</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Participating in client evaluations through task analysis and other requested assessment devices</li> </ul> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Independent Living and Supported Living:</strong></p> <p 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:</p> <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css">Meal Planning and Preparation</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Money Management</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Household Maintenance</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Shopping</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Medical Appointments</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Social Skill Development</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Volunteer Opportunities</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Safety Planning and Preparation</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Problem Solving</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Advocacy</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Transportation</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Training</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Parenting Skills</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Mental Health Symptoms</li> </ul> <p class="ignore-global-css">In the Supported Living program, Adjoin team members provide training and personal support services so that the individual may live in their own apartment or house fully integrated into the community. Traditionally, supported living services are best suited for individuals who prefer or require more comprehensive levels of regular and on-going support. This may involve assistance with personal care, home care, and meals.</p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Documentation:</strong></p> <p 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.</p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Transportation:</strong></p> <p 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.</p> <p 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.</p>
Requirements: <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Position&nbsp;Requirements:</strong></p> <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css">Must be 18 years of age or older with a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent.</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Adjoin employees must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and boosted if eligible.</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">A reliable means of transportation, valid California license and insurance is required.</li> <li 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.</li> <li class="ignore-global-css">Preferred: Experience working with vulnerable populations.</li> </ul> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Physical Requirements:</strong></p> <p 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.</p> <p 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.</p> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Screening Requirements:</strong></p> <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css">Candidate must successfully pass a screening for illicit drug use prior to employment.</li> <li 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.</li> </ul>