Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: CA-CAHesperia-15075 Main St
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)
Cole Vocational Services
Everybody needs a job but only extraordinary people work here. Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve. The heart of what we do is support and serve people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of all ages. As a Caregiver/Direct Support Professional (DSP) with California MENTOR, you’ll be one of these extraordinary people.
Our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the link to the community for those we serve. Whether you’re helping someone ride the bus for the first time, prepare for a job interview, attend college classes, do their own laundry, or assist with personal care, at the end of your work day, you know you have made a difference in someone’s life.
Based in community settings, DSPs provide assistance with daily activities ranging from resume building, job interviewing, college life, personal hygiene, and medication administration, to accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. In addition, DSPs support therapeutic and behavioral plans, working closely with our clinical staff, to enhance the quality of life for those we support.
Whether you have previous experience in a role like this, or this just sounds like the type of impact you want to make… we want to hear from you!
Bring the right attitude, we’ll train you for success!
What we require of you:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required to perform the job.
Education and Experience:
• High school diploma or equivalent required
• At least six months of experience providing support to persons with developmental disabilities in a comparable program (Behavior Modification Program)
• Working knowledge of task analysis and positive behavior support techniques.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations Required:
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Must pass health screening, TB test and criminal background checks
• Must have adequate transportation, current driver’s license, clean DMV record, car registration, and auto insurance
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions:
Blood Borne Pathogen Category. Job requires performance of duties that involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Tasks that do involve exposure are an expectation of employment.