Direct Support Professional Lead - (4) FT Position

Carmichael, California, United States · Parks Lane

Description

CORPORATION: Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. is a private non-profit agency providing community mental health services.


Mission: Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to people with multiple disabilities. 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 Contra Costa, Solano, Riverside, San Joaquin, San Diego, Los Angeles and other counties in California.

DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Program Administrator, provide rehabilitative support services in a 3-bed community, highly structured adult residential care facility for adults with Autism and behavioral challenges age 18-59. This is a non-exempt position.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Requirements

Education and Experience: Must meet Title 17 and Title 22 requirements. One year experience working with developmentally disabled, preferably adults, in a residential setting working with persons that are dually diagnosed with behaviors that may impact health and safety. Leads must have two years of working experience.

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 judgment.

License Required: Possession of DSP I, DSP II, CPT certificates, child abuse index clearance, and TB clearance prior to provision of services. A valid California Driver's License - Class IIB. Proof of current auto insurance. RBT certification preferred.


Benefits

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

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