Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Inc.

  • DSP Direct Support Professionals / Caregiver PART-TIME

    Job Locations US-CA-Laguna Hills
    Job ID
    2018-11100
    Type
    Regular Part-Time Benefit Eligible (60-79 hours)
  • Overview

    Are you looking to make a difference in another person's life? The team at Bethesda all move toward the same goal of helping those with intellectual or developmental disabilities achieve a better life. Come join us as a Direct Support Professional, where everyone has a chance to grow and help others do the same! We continually seek people with giving hearts, patient minds and creative spirits to join Team Bethesda.

     

    Qualifications

     

    Education and/or Experience: High school graduate or equivalent. Additional experience with people with developmental disabilities preferred or as required by regulations. Must be 18 years of age, or older.

     

    Certificates, Licenses or Registrations: As applicable, must possess a valid driver's license and good driving record as defined by Bethesda policy. Some positions may require access to vehicle in sound operating condition and proof of current auto insurance. Clear background checks as defined by regulations and policies.

     

    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds.
    • Ability to do daily standing, bending, and lifting.
    • Must be able to stand for 8 hours at a time.
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    Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behaviors):

    • Must possess a commitment to the belief that all people have the right to dignity, respect, opportunity and full community inclusion.
    • Must possess good verbal, reading, and written communication in English; basic math skills; and basic computer skills.
    • Must be certified to be free of communicable diseases by a physician (post-employment physical).
    • The ability to work and communicate effectively and harmoniously with others. 

    Benefits

    What we offer you:

    • A fulfilling opportunity to get paid to help others!
    • Benefits package (for those working 30+ hours a week) 
    • Medical, dental & Vision options
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Generous paid time off
    • Company-paid life insurance
    • Supplemental insurance
    • 403(b) retirement plans with up to 3% match

    We support the faith choices of the people we serve. As a direct support professional, you may be called upon to support someone you serve by assisting them with praying, reading appropriate religious and devotional materials with them, or companioning with them in worship, Bible study, or other religious events and practices that they find meaningful and enjoy. These are but a few examples of the ways we support the spiritual choices of the people we serve. While it is not required that direct support professionals agree with any of the religious preferences of the people we serve, it is expected that these preferences will be honored and supported. 

     

     

    Responsibilities

    What you'll be doing:

    • Providing support to people by assisting in the development and implementation of all support plans
    • Providing interaction and choices for activities that support a meaningful day
    • Assisting people with daily needs and helping them achieve personal goals/desires as well as independence in activities of daily living
    • Assisting with information gathering for Personal Outcome Measures, and other assessments
    • Assisting people with maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly home by following safety and infection control procedures
    • Documenting and reporting routine and unusual events in a concise, understandable, and legible manner
    • Assisting people with fiscal management while safeguarding their funds.
    • This may include completing ledgers, reconciling accounts and assisting people with spending.

    What would make you stand out:

    • Previous experience with people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities
    • Work history with applicable, relatable experience
    • CPR / First Aid certifications

    To apply please submit your resume to California.HR@bethesdalc.org

     

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