Direct Support Professional- San Diego

<strong>When you work at The Arc of San Diego, it&rsquo;s not just a job&hellip; you&rsquo;re joining a community and making a difference.</strong>

San Diego, Ca

The Arc of San Diego

https://www.arc-sd.com/

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Full Time

$18.00-$18.50 + hiring bonus of $1,500. Monday thr

Overview: <p><strong>The Arc of San Diego is the largest, most comprehensive provider of services to children and adults with disabilities in San Diego County.</strong></p> <p><strong>We are a diverse team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about serving and empowering children and adults to live their most fulfilling and independent lives.</strong></p> <p>We live by our Person First, Person Centered value system to create meaningful days for our clients and each other. In hiring, we look for candidates that are a strong addition to our culture, as well as bring the talent and experience required by the position. We offer a positive, team-oriented work environment with opportunity for professional growth and continuous learning, and the chance to make an impact on someone&rsquo;s life in a meaningful way.</p> <p>We are currently hiring&nbsp;<a href="https://acrobat.adobe.com/id/urn:aaid:sc:US:2b1601cc-5579-42ab-9675-7af231ca4cea" target="_blank" title="Job Description" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Direct Support Professionals</strong>&nbsp;</a>to join our team. You will be teaching people with intellectual and developmental disabilities new skills and improving their independence.&nbsp;&nbsp;The pay range for this position is $18.00-$18.50 + hiring bonus of $1,500. Monday thru Friday 8:30 -3:00.</p> <p><strong>Who you are:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Believe in empowering individuals in living their most independent lives</li> <li>Are flexible and adaptable to different situations</li> <li>Have an educator mindset</li> <li>Take pride in being a reliable and inclusive member of a team</li> </ul> <br />
Responsibilities: <p>Providing culturally appropriate direct support to individuals using person-centered approaches and strategies including:</p> <ul> <li>Support and motivation to reach individual goals and objectives</li> <li>Engage and facilitate meaningful activities that cater to the person&rsquo;s individual interest, preferences, and choices; teaching as necessary</li> <li>Assists daily living skills including in the areas of grooming, hygiene, toileting, feeding and mobility</li> <li>Provides medications as necessary</li> </ul> <p>Completion of electronic documentation prior to end of shifts</p>
Requirements: <ul> <li>High school diploma or general education degree (GED)</li> <li>Valid CA Driver&rsquo;s License with clean driving record</li> <li>Immediate access to vehicle with working seatbelts to transport participants</li> <li>Comfort driving a full size van with multiple passengers</li> <li>Ability to lift 50 lbs and move up to 75 lbs</li> <li>High comfort in using multiple computer /mobile device programs&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>We&rsquo;d love it if you:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Had 6 or more months of prior hands-on experience with persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities</li> <li>Are multi-lingual (English, Spanish, Tagalog)</li> <li>Have experience with electronic case management systems (Therap)</li> <li>Have experience with individual service plans (goal development)</li> </ul>