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 Marcos Office - San Marcos, CA, 92078


<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 per hr.

Overview: At Adjoin, 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. Adjoin offers a variety of services to people within the full spectrum of types of disabilities. Every day our professional staff members are committed to people with disabilities to help them succeed in their daily lives, work, home and communities. If you are interested in serving your community and becoming a valued asset to our team, please read ahead!<br /> <br />MUST BE OPEN TO COMMUTE THROUGHOUT THE NORTH COUNTY REGION OF SAN DIEGO. NEEDS MAY CHANGE AND WILL BE ASSIGNED TO CLIENTS AROUND THE AREA. THERE IS MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT (for example Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, Vista and etc.)<br /> <br />A Little About the Role: We are looking for exceptional individuals to work with our clients in the Supported Living Program. This position's pay starts at $17.00 per hour. Our Supported Living Program is an area that Direct Service Professionals will provide support. This program was created with the purpose to assist adults with disabilities and provide them a better quality of life.<br /> <br />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!:<br /> <ul> <li>Medical coverage starting at $0 per month for employee-only</li> <li>Extremely generous retirement matching</li> <li>Mileage reimbursement</li> <li>100% Employer-paid long-term disability coverage</li> <li>100% Employer-paid employee and dependent life insurance</li> <li>Employee Wellness program with fun incentives, prizes and chances to connect with your peers</li> <li>Mental health resources (EAP) with 5 free counseling sessions per year (for you AND your dependents)</li> <li>Volunteer program with paid volunteer hours for a cause of your choice</li> <li>Dental, Flexible Spending Account, paid time off, holidays, and more!</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: The overall goal in the Supported Living Program is to provide assistance and training to both the client and an additional support person. As a Direct Service Professional, you may work in:<br /> <ul> <li>Training and support services provided in a client&rsquo;s home to allow them to be successful in living in the community</li> <li>Developing a support team that will help them make a written plan</li> <li>Participation in a realistic assessment of their interests, abilities and experiences in their own community</li> <li>Aiding in personal hygiene, chores, errands, and other necessary goals</li> <li>Having access to adaptive systems and equipment that make learning and living easier</li> <li>Overall improvement in quality of life</li> <li>Integration into the community by participating in activities of their choosing</li> <li>Learning new or improving their existing skills for living and accessing the community</li> </ul> Our Direct Service Professional Achieve Success By:<br /> <ul> <li>Providing the client with appropriate and effective services such as support and training programs</li> <li>Serving each client in the least restrictive environment</li> <li>Increasing the independence of all clients served</li> <li>Assisting each person with improving his/her/their quality of life</li> <li>Participating in client evaluations through task analysis and other requested assessment devices</li> <li>Providing direct service as needed and required</li> <li>Performing all duties of a direct service provider as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Must be 18 years of age or older with a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent.</li> <li>Must successfully complete a Red Cross approved First Aid and CPR class within 45 days of the date of hire OR already possess a Red Cross approved First-Aid certificate.</li> </ul> Physical Requirements: Some of our clients are physically impaired and require assistance into and out of wheelchairs and other assistive devices. The employee 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.). The employee must have the ability to talk, hear, and see in order to assist the client in his/her/their quest for independence.<br /> <br />Other Requirements:<br /> <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>He/she/they must successfully pass a screening for illicit drug use prior to employment.</li> <li>He/she/they must possess a record clear from past felonious criminal activity and submit to a Department of Justice criminal activity background check.</li> <li>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.</li> </ul> <br />Job Type: Part-Time, Full-Time<br /> <br />Pay: $17.00 - $17.15 per hour<br /> <br />Benefits:<br /> <ul> <li>401(k)</li> <li>401(k) matching</li> <li>Dental insurance</li> <li>Employee assistance program</li> <li>Employee discount</li> <li>Flexible schedule</li> <li>Flexible spending account</li> <li>Health insurance</li> <li>Life insurance</li> <li>Mileage reimbursement</li> <li>Paid orientation</li> <li>Paid time off</li> <li>Paid training</li> <li>Professional development assistance</li> <li>Referral program</li> <li>Vision insurance</li> </ul> <br />Schedule:<br /> <ul> <li>4 hour shift</li> <li>8 hour shift</li> <li>Day shift</li> <li>Evening shift</li> <li>Weekends as needed</li> </ul> <br />Work Location: In person<br />