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Title: Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Reports to: Home Administrator
Status: Non-exempt/Hourly Wage: $16.00/hour starting wage, wage increases to $18.00/hour based on worked hours and performance.
PLUS medical/dental, HSA employer contribution, EAP, vacation, sick leave, flex days and more!
Scope: A Direct Support Professional (DSP) works closely with the residents of Alegria homes, who are individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are medically fragile and present behavioral challenges. The DSP supports each residents in achieving and maintaining the highest possible quality of life.
Prior experience providing direct care and supervision to persons with special needs preferred.
Excellent communication skills; respectful and positive attitude toward residents, co-workers, contractors, and home visitors.
Complete required staff training and minimum of 12 hours continuing education annually.
Complete orientation and on-the-job training within first month of employment.
Work weekend, holiday, and overnight shifts as required.
Complete DSP 1 training or test for and pass DSP 1 certification within first 180 days of employment.
Complete DSP 2 training or test for and pass DSP 2 certification within first 270 days of employment.
Able to meet Title 22 requirements, including, but not limited to:
Minimum age 18 High school diploma or GED certificate
Health screen and TB clearance Fingerprinting and clear criminal record
CPR and first aid training Valid and current California driver’s license
Clear driving record Ability to lift 75 lbs. (to transfer individuals)
1-10 team members
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