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Direct Support Professional I (All Shifts/Full-time & Part-time)

Company: momentum-formerly-ucpla
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Up to $500 Sign On Bonus!

Are you looking for meaningful work? Are you passionate about making a difference? If so, then Momentum is the company for you! When you join Momentum, you help us promote independence for adults with disabilities.

Momentum is hiring a Caregiver/Direct Support Professional (DSP) to support disabled individuals with daily living needs in a group home residential setting. As a Caregiver/DSP, you will support people with their physical, emotional, and social needs by focusing on the person first. Our Caregiver/DSPs have the unique opportunity to build a rewarding career in healthcare and to develop caring relationships.

Starting Rate of Pay: $15.50 per hour + $500 Sign On Bonus!*

Schedules Available - 

AM Shift: 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM, five (5) days per work week, including weekends and holidays
PM Shift:  2:00 PM to 10:30 PM, 
five (5) days per work week, including weekends and holidays 
NOC: 10:00 PM to 6:30 AM, 
five (5) days per work week, including weekends and holidays

Part-time and Full-time positions available

Benefits:  We offer competitive starting salaries and benefits to full-time staff: health, dental, vision, and life insurance, life assistance program, flexible spending account (FSA), paid holidays, vacation benefits, paid sick leave, paid bereavement leave, credit union benefits and discounts, referral bonus plan, and retirement plan.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Assists and trains persons supported in all independent living skills including: meal preparation, meal clean-up, bed making, laundry, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, and other cleaning tasks
  • Passes medication, as assigned, per RN medication administration training
  • Maintains and promotes a friendly, comfortable, safe environment where people may progress socially, emotionally, and physically
  • Follows, observes, and reports on Individual Program Plan (IPP)
  • Respects and promotes the rights of individuals 
  • Provides direct support and other related duties as assigned by supervisor(s) and/or nursing staff
  • Assists people when scheduled on doctor's appointments and/or community events
  • Follows and implements company policies
  • Drives in company vehicles to appointments and community destinations, as assigned
  • Attends required in-service trainings
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet department and/or business needs

DSP Qualifications: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Current Direct Support Professional I (DSP I) certification; preferred, not required 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent; required
  • Experience working with developmentally disabled individuals; preferred 
  • Read, write, comprehend, and communicate in English well enough to perform essential duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Communicate and work professionally and cooperatively with others
  • Successfully pass all post offer, pre-employment screening requirements, including criminal background check, drug screening, health screening, TB screening and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to run, push, pull, bend, squat, kneel, and lift up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Must have valid and current proof of legal right to drive in California 

*Sign on Bonus will be paid in two payments. First payment will be made after 90 days of employment and second payment will be made after 6 months of employment. 

With 40 programs and service sites spanning several counties, Momentum is the largest nonprofit provider of direct support for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Southern California.

Momentum is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates. Momentum also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment pursuant to California Law and, if applicable, the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.

Keywords: momentum-formerly-ucpla, Santa Ana , Direct Support Professional I (All Shifts/Full-time & Part-time), Other , Santa Ana, California

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