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“This is a fun job that will give you skills that will help you in life and any field you choose in the future!”
Agency: California Programs for the Autistic, Inc.
Job Title: Direct Support Professional (Caregiver/Care Provider)
Our direct care staff are the lifeblood of our organization. They are the ones who provide the amazing care, patience and support for the individuals that we serve. Each staff member is provided with training specific to the men at the home they work in.
Our organization owns two residential facilities for men with autism and intellectual disabilities that emphasizes community involvement. Both homes are located in Santa Rosa.
Available at our Bennett Valley neighborhood location:
We have 1 Full Time and 1 Part Time position available.
Available at our SRJC neighborhood location:
We have 1 Full Time Supervisor position and 1 Full Time position available.
This is a wonderful job for students because we accommodate schedules every semester. You can also earn Work Experience credits at the J.C. or fulfill internship requirements from SSU. This is a fun and rewarding entry level position which requires no experience, yet allows you to acquire skills that will serve you well into the future in any field!
The full time positions are for 5 shifts/week totaling 35-40 hrs/week. Both Sat/Su weekend shifts plus 3 weekday shifts required. The part time position would be 3 shifts/week with the possibility for occasional extra shifts, we would ideally like someone with the flexibility to pick up extra shifts.
At our Bennett Valley Location:
Shifts range from 6-8 hours. Weekday shifts are M-F beginning between 1:30pm - 2:00pm, ending by 10:00pm. Both AM and PM shifts are available on weekends. All shifts during the week are in the evenings. Weekend shifts required.
At our SRJC location:
Our shifts range from 6-8 hours. Weekday shifts are M-F beginning between 1:30pm - 3:00pm, ending by 11:00pm. Both AM and PM shifts are available on weekends. All shifts during the week are in the evenings. Weekend shifts required.
Direct Care staff work directly with the clients in daily activities. Instruction occurs both at home and in the community -- including daily 3-5 mile hikes, going out to movies, dinner, dessert, shopping, concerts, libraries, parks, ocean, skating and more! Staff also assist clients with bathing, shaving and providing positive support with challenging behaviors. We have an extensive training program that all staff complete that will teach you the individual needs and preferences of each client. This is a great job for those looking to get experience in the fields of psychology, teaching, education, special ed, sociology, human services and more!
Direct Care Staff Requirements:
- 18 years or older and with a minimum of 2 years of driving experience;
- Hold a valid CA driver's license and clean DMV record;
- Must pass criminal background check;
- Pass employment physical and meet physical requirements of job, including a TB Test;
- Hold current CPR and First Aid certifications or ability to acquire them (we provide);
- Communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally;
- Must be able to work weekends and some holidays;
- Love of people; interest in working with people with autism and intellectual disabilities;
- Friendly personality and desire to help others;
- Common sense, good judgment, strategic thinker, proactive
Supervisor Position Requirements:
Sick and vacation benefits provided for ALL staff including part time employees. Health and dental benefits available for full time staff working a minimum of 35 hours/week.
Pay starts at $13 hr. Negotiable with experience. Two salary reviews in the first year.
Check out our website at www.calprogramsautistic.org for more information on our organization and what we do.
To apply, send your resume to Karen at email@example.com.
C.P.A. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
California Programs for the Autistic, Inc. provides residential support to adults with autism and intellectual disabilities. Our program centers on three principles: person-centered care, community integration and lifelong supports. Our staff are provided with a thorough training specific to the individuals they will be working with.
Posted date: 5 months ago
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