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>



<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

$17.00 - $19.00

Overview: The Direct Support Professional acts as a key member of the San Diego East County/South Bay Team by providing direct support services and training to clients of Adjoin. The purpose of this role is to promote the dignity, safety, independence, choices, rights and responsibilities of Adjoin clients through the execution of the DSP job responsibilities. The DSP also <span class="ignore-global-css">exemplifies Adjoin&rsquo;s vision and meet standards of quality, safety, satisfaction and goals of the client to optimize quality of life and independence.</span>
Responsibilities: <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Advance client&rsquo;s decision-making, productivity and participation in a range of daily activities. Facilitate the client&rsquo;s inclusion in positive community experiences.&nbsp; </span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Promote independence in daily activities yet be mindful of client&rsquo;s intellectual and physical disabilities and assist with meals, cooking, household maintenance, grooming and dressing, <strong class="ignore-global-css"><em class="ignore-global-css">as assigned</em></strong>. Maintain current knowledge of client&rsquo;s needs. </span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Implement individual training and support programs under the direction of the case responsible person.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Maintain positive communications and relationships with his/her supervisor, clients, landlords, employers, involved members of families, Regional Center, D.O.R. and other individuals in the community.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Participate in the evaluation of the client through completion of task analysis and other requested assessment devices.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Document required activity records, reports, incidents, and client evaluations in a timely, complete, and accurate manner as required.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Provide positive advocacy when the individual&rsquo;s preferences, needs, or talents are neglected or overlooked.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Address challenging behaviors proactively and respectfully, using methods outlined in plans and training. </span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Oversee client activities and environment throughout shift to ensure the fulfillment of health and safety needs Provides direct service as needed and required.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Perform all other job duties as assigned.</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">18 years of age or older. </span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">High School Diploma or Equivalent.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Aptitude for confidentiality, organizational skills and good interpersonal skills.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Certification in an approved First-Aid and CPR class; or successful completion within 45 days of the date of hire.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Insured, registered vehicle in safe working condition, and proof of current CA driver&rsquo;s license.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Adjoin&rsquo;s client case management platform requires employees to utilize a mobile smart device (i.e. cell phone/tablet) with reliable internet connectivity and data to complete certain essential job tasks. 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> </ul> <p class="ignore-global-css"><strong class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Position Requirements:</span></strong></p> <ul class="ignore-global-css"> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Ability to travel within and throughout the counties in which services are provided a minimum of 75% of the time.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">A Direct Support Professional works as scheduled by the Regional Manager and/or his/her designee.&nbsp;&nbsp; His/her schedule may be either part or full time, depending on the needs of the clients and Adjoin.&nbsp; Overtime may be required as dictated by operational needs, however, no holiday or overtime may be worked without the prior approval of the Direct Support Professional's supervisor.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and background check.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Physical evaluations may be required dependent upon specific assigned duties or compliance requirements and may include a TB test and/or a lift and transfer test.</span></li> <li class="ignore-global-css"><span class="ignore-global-css">Acceptable DMV record.</span></li> </ul>