Direct Support Professional- Community Advocate

  • Job Reference: 00002396-1
  • Date Posted: 20 June 2022
  • Company: CAPC INC
  • Website: http://texasjobs.jobboard.com/
  • Location: Whittier, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Social Services/Counseling
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Position: DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL; non-exempt, hourly 

Supervised by: Case Manager 

Supervisory Responsibilities: None 

Job Duties: 

  • Assist Case Manager & team members in developing individual goals & objectives with the individuals we support 
  • Provide individualized instruction and support for individuals with disabilities 
  • Implement the community-based supported employment, supported living, and community inclusion services 
  • Follow assigned schedule; call in schedule changes as necessary 
  • Utilize schedule requests timely to ensure individual participation in necessary and appropriate activities 
  • Transport the individuals we support 
  • Accompany the individuals we support on public transportation 
  • Document the progress of the individuals we support on a daily basis 
  • Document incident reports in a timely manner 
  • Report abuse/negligence incidences to appropriate reporting agencies 
  • Maximize the independence and dignity of the individuals we support while ensuring personal safety in the community 
  • Handle and report emergency situations and challenges per program guidelines 
  • Assist individuals with activities of daily living, incl. restroom assistance, bathing, employment, etc. 
  • May be given an opportunity to work Overnight Support shifts (see Acknowledgement Form) 
  • Specific projects as assigned 
  • Fulfill mission, goals, and objectives of CAPC 

 Position Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Valid CA driver's license
  • Safe, reliable vehicle with current registration and insurance
  • Recent DMV print- out with good driving record
  • Ability to lift between 50 lbs to 75 lbs depending on individuals served and pass post-offer physical
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • CPR and First Aid Training by completion of second week of employment
  • Read, speak, write English
  • Ability to work independently with or without direct supervision
  • Exercise sound judgment at all times
  • Ability to effectively and articulately communicate verbally and in writing, i.e. telephone, email, reports, etc.

 Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Volunteer or paid work experience with persons with disabilities
  • Higher education
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English 

Wage and Benefits: 

  • $16.00 - $17.00/hr depending on education and experience 
  • Mileage reimbursement and cell phone stipend 
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance 
  • 401K with 25% company match