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Direct Support Professional, Day Services

Company: PathPoint
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Do you enjoy teaching and coaching others? Do you feel a sense of pride when they "get it?" Are you looking for a job where you can be creative, have fun, and make a difference with an awesome team?
PathPoint is currently seeking full-time Direct Support Professionals to join our Discoveries day program in Simi Valley, CA 93065. PathPoint's day services provide skills training and support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
As a Direct Support Professional, you will lead in-person, community-based, and virtual classes. The curriculum includes art, music, cooking, volunteering, and more. We're looking for creative and compassionate people who are teachers at heart, and we encourage you to bring your own ideas for new curriculum! The schedule is Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm, and the work environment may be a mix of indoor and outdoor settings.
What You'll Do:

  • Teach individuals social/life skills to help them lead more independent lives, including communication skills, mobility, money management, housing, and public transportation.
  • Teach individuals vocational skills to help prepare them for entry-level employment.
  • Supervise individuals during hours of instruction and on community outings and volunteering.
  • Build friendly and professional rapport with individuals and act as a positive role model for work habits, communication skills, and social skills.
  • Prepare weekly schedules, monthly training projections, and written progress reports.

    What We're Looking For:

    • High school diploma or GED is required.
    • Patience, compassion, and the ability to interact with individuals with disabilities, their family members, and others in a positive and constructive manner.
    • Comfortable working both indoors and outdoors.
    • Must pass Live Scan DOJ fingerprint background check, TB screening and basic health screening.
    • Must have a valid California driver's license with a satisfactory driving record and be eligible for coverage on PathPoint's auto insurance policy.
    • Culturally sensitive and aware of differences in employees based on cultural backgrounds; aware of one's own culture and how someone's background may lead to biases; has the skills and resources needed to work with employees from all different cultures and the ability to avoid making biased assumptions based on someone's culture.

      Why Work At PathPoint:

      • Culture of kindness, compassion and respect
      • Opportunity to make a difference in your community every day
      • Mental health day after 60 days and on 1st and 2nd anniversaries
      • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus flexible spending accounts
      • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave
      • 403(b) retirement savings plan with company match
      • Wellness program with cash rewards
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Referral Bonus Program

        Compensation: This is an hourly, non-exempt position starting at $18.50 per hour. The pay range is $15.50-$21.53 an hour. The pay range is subject to change based on a variety of factors.
        Bilingual: If you are bilingual (English-Spanish or English-ASL), the starting wage is $18.80 per hour and the pay range is $15.50-$21.53. The pay range is subject to change based on a variety of factors.
        About PathPoint: PathPoint, a non-profit organization based in Santa Barbara, supports people in living the life they choose. PathPoint partners with people with disabilities, people with mental health diagnoses, and young adults to pursue their hopes and dreams through strengthening workplace abilities, building life skills, and developing meaningful relationships. Founded in 1964, it offers services in five Central Coast and Southern California counties: Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
        We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: PathPoint, Simi Valley , Direct Support Professional, Day Services, Other , Simi Valley, California

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