Direct Support Professional II - (6) Full Time Needed

La Puente, California, United States · Anka La Puente Villa · 5-830

Description

Anka has (6) Full Time openings for Direct Support Professionals II (DSP) at our

NEW ANKA LA PUENTE VILLA...OPENING IN MARCH 2018 for individuals with intellectual disabilities in

La Puente, Ca.


Anka is a private non-profit agency providing community mental health services. The Mission of Anka BHI is to eliminate the impact of behavioral health problems for all people. Services include crisis, transitional and long term residential treatment, day rehabilitation, assisted and independent living, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, multi-service centers and a shelter for the homeless. Corporation services are provided in Riverside, Ventura, Los Angeles, Contra Costa, Solano,San Joaquin, San Diego, and other counties in Southern California.

DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Program Administrator, provide rehabilitative support services in a 3 bed highly structured community residential treatment facility for youth ages 6 - 17 with developmental disabilities and mental disabilities. This is a non-exempt position.


Requirements

Job descriptions are subject to change without notice based on the needs of Agency/Program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience: Must meet Title 17 and Title 22 requirements. One year experience working with adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.

Skills and Abilities: Maturity and ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring tact, poise, friendliness, and sensitivity. Be able to maintain integrity and confidentiality regulations in regard to client information and records. Sympathetic and objective understanding of individuals with mental, emotional and developmental disabilities. Must be able to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate verbally by phone in English in a clear and concise manner. Utilize positive "care taking" strategies for resident supervision. Nurture and support multiple-challenged residents.

Physical Abilities: Ability to lift up to 40 lbs., approximately three (3) times per week. Must be able to navigate several flights of stairs during each work shift. Ability to drive in heavy traffic and inclement weather.

Mental Abilities: Ability to think clearly and manage multiple changing priorities, and remain pleasant and positive. Requires critical thinking and ability to manage difficult population. Requires good judgement.

License Required: A valid California Driver's License - Class IIB. Proof of current auto insurance.




Benefits

WHAT WE OFFER:

We value our employees and offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

ABOUT ANKA:

Work for an organization where every day is an opportunity to change lives! Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. (Anka) is a non-profit organization with the mission to eliminate the impact of behavioral health problems for all people. Please visit our website at http://www.ankabhi.org for more information. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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