Direct Support Professional

Mychal's Learning Place

Direct Support Professional

Los Angeles, CA +133 locations
Part Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Do you want to make a huge impact on someone else's life? Do you have a true passion for helping others? Do you like to be challenged and enjoy creative problem-solving and collaboration? We are a non-profit organization specializing in our services for children/teenagers (ages 8-22) and young adults (ages 18-30) with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to encourage both youth and adults with special needs to pursue their goals and dreams through hands-on training and opportunities, encouraging a sense of independence and self-esteem. We are currently seeking Direct Support Staff to teach a multitude of skills as they transition into a more independent lifestyle. Our After School Program focuses on providing engaging and progressive recreational activities. Our Path to Independence (P2I) Adult Day Program focuses on instructing daily living skills and job training. We want you to apply if you: Have a pleasant and friendly personality Are self-reliant and take initiative Enjoy a hands-on approach to teaching (we learn by doing!) Have strong interpersonal skills Have effective communication skills Are willing to learn and be open-minded Enjoy problem-solving and critical thinking Are flexible to changes in schedule (e.g., spontaneous community outings or schedule changes) Responsibilities: After School Program Assist and implement all aspects of instruction of a multi-disciplinary inclusive recreational program, including but not limited to music, arts/crafts, and gardening Appropriately respond to and manage any behaviors while providing positive reinforcement Maintain a clean and tidy working environment Attend and help with special events and activities at the building and out in the community P2I Adult Day Program Develop and instruct daily/weekly lessons on various daily living and vocational skills including but not limited to meal planning, cooking, grocery shopping, exercise/movement, housekeeping, first-aid use, community safety, money management, emotional regulation, communication, personal hygiene, job etiquette, and job-specific skills Travel off-site to local business to perform job training Conducting travel training via public transportation Record and submit daily documentation regarding students' progress in daily living skills and job training Qualifications Ideal for those pursuing a field in: special education, psychology, teaching, or human services Have prior experience working with individuals who have developmental and intellectual disabilities (preferred) Must demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills (required) Clearance from Department of Justice via Livescan Fingerprinting (required) Clearance via Health Screening Report and Tuberculosis (TB) test (required) Maintain a current Child and Adult CPR/AED/First Aid certification (required) After School Program: Completing a minimum of 6 units in Early Childhood Development courses (required) P2I Adult Day Program: Maintaining 12 hours of Continuing Education or CEUs (required)

  • Locations
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