Direct Support Professional – (Part-Time)
For nearly 175 years, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties has served the Bay Area’s children, families, and older adults. As the problem-solving center for our community, JFCS is the oldest and largest family services institution in the United States, serving more than 120,000 people annually who are facing life transitions and personal crises. JFCS has earned a national reputation as a leader in developing research-based social services and educational programs that strengthen individuals, families, and community.
Under the supervision of the Director of Disability Services, the Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides one-on-one instruction and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to assist them in living in their own residences. Instructors coach and role-model activities of daily living including, but not limited to, morning and evening routines, personal hygiene, cleaning, laundry, daily chores, meal planning, cooking, budgeting, shopping, healthy nutrition, social interactions, community outings, and use of public transportation. Primary instruction takes place in the individual’s apartment and local community. The Direct Support Professional understands and assists in meeting the mission and service goals of Jewish Family and Children’s Services and works within the limitations of the Agency’s resources and performs all duties in compliance with agency standards.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- Pay Range: $20-$25 per hour
- Employment Type: Part-time, non-exempt with no benefits
- Be part of a financially stable nonprofit with a long and rich history
- Make positive differences in the lives of thousands of individuals and families we serve each year
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Works with the Director of Disability Services and program participants to develop an Individual Program Plan (IPP) to assist clients in reaching their highest level of independent living.
- Provides support to develop and follow a consistent training schedule of independent living skills with individual as determined by their IPP.
- Promotes and teaches self-advocacy, personal, domestic, medical, financial, social/recreational, communication, and behavior management skills to maintain independence.
- Completes daily written documentation of activities as assigned, including plans, progress notes and reports.
- Has ability to exercise mature judgment and relate to individuals in a warm and caring manner.
- Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.
- Maintains communication with clients with disabilities, client families, and JFCS colleagues regarding the program. Must be able to exchange accurate information in varying situations.
- Complies with agency policy and procedures for health and safety standards of its’ clients, employees and of the facility.
- Safeguards client privacy and confidentiality, making sure protected health information is secured.
- Maintains good working relationships with all staff to help the whole JFCS Agency operate as a positive, coordinated unit.
- Meets agency standards for performance by delivering all work to a high-quality standard.
- Undertakes other duties, special projects, and other tasks as assigned by the Director of Disability Services, and executive leadership.
- Bachelor’s degree in human services related field preferred.
- At least (1) year experience working with adults or adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities required.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain professional boundaries with clients.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Must have experience using MS Office applications and general computer skills.
- Knowledge of Jewish community, holidays and cultural activities is not required but is helpful when coordinating or participating in activities with the Jewish Community
- Language skills: must have very good oral communication skills, including active listening skills.
- This role requires commuting to the client homes and therefore must have a valid CA Driver’s License with a clean DMV report, and access to a reliable mode of transportation.
To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
EXCITED TO APPLY?
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.