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CA Direct Support Professional

at Dungarvin, Inc.

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Reference #: *B03DF19B64B5C6B0

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CA Direct Support Professional



Dungarvin…Respecting and responding to the choices of people in need of supports.

Dungarvin is hiring DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS to support people with developmental disabilities in our PARTIAL DAY PROGRAM in NORWALK, CALIFORNIA

We believe each person has his or her own set of aspirations, goals, strengths, and dreams. Dungarvin hires people to help others achieve their fullest potential and to maximize their quality of life. In our program, we strive to provide each person the education, assistance, role modeling, supervision and encouragement they need to develop interests, skills and abilities and their independence. Come and join our team to experience a rewarding position with a national provider of services to people with developmental disabilities.

This Partial Day Program is located in Norwalk, California. The people we serve are referred to us by the Harbor Regional Center, a nonprofit private corporation that contracts with the State of California Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. We develop opportunities for stimulating, productive, purposeful and meaningful experiences for the people we serve as well as our dedicated team of employees. We offer activities on-site, as well as outings and participation in local community events.

POSITIONS: Part-time entry-level Direct Support Professional positions are available. All positions are weekday shifts.

Job duties include, but are not limited to, assisting individuals to increase their basic life skills, providing direct care and support with daily activities such as mealtime and personal care, assisting individuals with planning and achieving goals, implementing positive behavior support plans, driving the company van or small bus to activities in the community, following protocols and procedures to maintain a healthy and safe environment.

Dungarvin offers starting wages of $14.20 per hour with increases after 90 days and subsequent incremental increases thereafter. Employees are paid for time spent in training and professional development. Training includes, but is not limited to CPR, First Aid, Lifting and Transferring, OSHA, HIPAA, etc.

Part time employees are eligible for:

•401(k) with the potential for employer match
•Employee Assistance Program

You will gain an enriching experience making a difference in the lives of others by being part of a national organization with a rich history of service to people with developmental disabilities.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Employees must have a sincere desire to support individuals with developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy. We expect our employees to embrace and adhere to the mission of respecting and responding to the choices of people with developmental disabilities. Prior experience in this (or related) field is preferred.

Employees must:

•Be at least 18 years of age
•Have basic computer knowledge
•Have the physical ability to lift over 50 lbs frequently, and over 100 lbs occasionally
•Have the ability to make sound judgments when given guidance and priorities
•Have the ability to work as a team member
•Have the ability to receive instruction and implement policies and procedures as trained
•With training, recognize physical changes of the individuals served, communicate with others, and respond accordingly

•Current valid drivers license and an acceptable driving history (driver’s license check is paid for by Dungarvin)
•Fingerprint clearance by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) (paid for by Dungarvin)
•Physician’s clearance and a TB test clearance (paid for by Dungarvin)
•High School diploma or GED
•Two professional references (non-family)

We would love to hear about your skills, education and experience! Apply at www.dungarvincareers.com and search for Norwalk, CA.

You can also call at 562-623-9800 for more information and/or an appointment for screening.

Dungarvin is an equal opportunity employer who provides a work environment that is filled with opportunities for personal growth and rewards. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits we also provide you the chance to make a daily difference in the lives of others.