• Direct Service Associate I

    Job Locations US-CA-Bellflower - Maple
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  • Overview

    Under direct supervision, attends to the personal care of residents living in the residential facility. Assists in the planning and coordination of daily activities to facilitate development of living skills for residents.


    • Conducts daily activities to assist in the development of living skills, consistent with the residents' Individual Program Plan (IPP) and Individual Support Plan (ISP) goals
    • Assists in the administration and monitoring of medications, which may include suppositories.
    • Provides personal care for residents which may include assistance with eating, personal hygiene, showering, restroom assistance, and preparing for bedtime.
    • Assists in care and cleaning of residential home, which includes laundering & ironing of residents' clothing.
    • Assists and/or prepares meals in compliance with dietary restrictions; assists individuals to eat, including those who may require assistance with G-tube feeding.
    • Transports individuals to health care appointments and other various locations.
    • Completes all necessary reports and documentation on a daily basis.


    • HS diploma and 1 to 2 years' experience, or equivalent combination of training, education and experience to perform the job successfully.
    • DSP-I and DSP-II Certification required.
    • Valid CPR, CPI and First Aid Certifications.
    • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing; Ability to interpret and carry out written and/or oral instructions.
    • Ability to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills; Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality pertaining to the work environment.
    • Ability to pass post-offer medical examination and test for tuberculosis.
    • Able to obtain and maintain a criminal record/fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation per Easterseals Southern California and/or program requirements.
    • Ability to travel locally with vehicle appropriate for the transportation of residents; maintain driving record in compliance with Transportation Safety Standards. Must possess and maintain proper auto insurance and vehicle registration.
    • Ability to provide assistance with personal care to residents and to transfer an individual who has no weight bearing skills. Ability to lift up to 70 pounds repetitively. Ability to walk, stand, stoop, and kneel for extended periods of time. Ability to push/pull wheelchairs on a variety of terrain.


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