Direct Support Professional-SD

<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>

San Diego Area - San Diego, CA, 92111


<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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High School

Overview: <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"><strong><span class="ignore-global-css">Providing Direct Support involves:</span></strong></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>
Responsibilities: <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">In our Independent Living Program, Adjoin team members 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> <br /> <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">When providing direct support, Adjoin team members 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 this 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">When providing direct support, Adjoin team members 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. This position is required to transport a client as part of 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: <p class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css">Position&nbsp;Requirements:</strong></span></p> <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">Adjoin employees must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and boosted if eligible.</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>