Caregiver - Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Job ID 2018-1481
Category Caregiver / Direct Support
Type Regular Full-Time
Shift Afternoon (PM)
With 40 programs and service sites spanning several counties, United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) is the largest nonprofit provider of direct care services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Southern California.
UCPLA is currently hiring Direct Support Professional (DSP) to assist developmentally disabled individuals with daily living needs in a group home residential setting. Under direct supervision of highly qualified professionals, DSP monitor and support our clients' needs, both physically and emotionally. DSP have the unique opportunity to build a rewarding career in healthcare and develop caring relationships with our clients.

  • Assists clients with moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, automobiles, and with eating, dressing, and grooming

  • Ensures clients are clean, dry, and all essential adaptive equipment is properly in place (such as arm splints, seat belts, and abdominal binders)

  • Follows the training program as outlined in the clients' Individual Service Plans (ISPs)

  • Respects and promotes the individual rights of clients, including maintaining the dignity of each person during daily care procedures

  • Provides direct client care and other related duties as assigned by supervisor(s) and/or nursing staff

  • Attends required in-service trainings


  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

  • Sufficient reading, writing, comprehension, and communication skills in English to perform essential duties and responsibilities

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to communicate and work professionally and cooperatively with others

  • Ability to successfully pass all post-offer, pre-employment screening requirements, including criminal background check, drug screening, physical exam, and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States

  • Ability to run, push, pull, bend, squat, kneel, lift, and transfer clients (with assistance of others and mechanical lift)

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are encouraged to apply!
We offer competitive starting salaries and benefits to full-time staff: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Life Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Paid Holidays, Vacation Benefits, Paid Sick Leave Benefits, Referral Bonus Plan, and Retirement Plan.
UCPLA is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates. UCPLA also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment pursuant to California Law and, if applicable, the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.


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