Currently hiring a bilingual support staff to work one on one with a man who lives in Eureka. He likes to take long walks on the trails and in the community. Make a difference in the world by supporting this guy to live his life. Make a difference in your life with all the extra fresh air and exercise you'll get at work. :D
We are a Supported Living Service Agency employing teams of Direct Support Professionals who provide assistance to people who have disabilities. Teams support individuals with what is needed for them to be able to live in their own homes, access and participate in community and live a life of their own choosing.
This agency supports people with a wide variety of challenges which include cognitive, intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities. This can include Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and Autism. We also support people who have mental health and behavioral challenges as well as those who are aging or have higher medical needs.
As each person is an individual with interests and abilities and a life unique to them, the types of things DSPs might help a person with could include: a wheelchair ride along the Waterfront, a day hike to Headwaters, getting immersed in a collaborative art project, coloring to relaxing music, a dress up dance party in the living room, learning ZOOM to talk to friends, planting a Victory Garden, creating a cookbook with pictures and everything, a picnic in the sun or a three-day camping trip.
DSPs help the person to learn household and life skills such as how to prepare a fun meal of sushi, how to sweep the floor effectively, or how to do laundry without white socks turning pink! DSPs also help the person to identify and reach personal goals such as learning to meditate, run in a marathon, identify birds at the Marsh, or making and mailing birthday cards to their friends and family throughout the year. DSPs implement behavioral plans that help the person to be able to participate more fully in life.
DSPs also provide support with medical and other appointments, medication administration, personal care, and behavioral support, household chores such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and assistance with shopping and other errands.
<> Must be local. We do not do phone interviews and we need staff to begin training sooner than relocation would allow.
<> Must have a vehicle that is insured and in good working condition that you can use for work.
<> Must have good written and oral communication skills and ability to use an online documentation and communication system.
<> Must have initiative to get the job done. Staff are working in a one on one environment.
<> Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance. We screen our employees.