Direct Support Professional - Full Time (1)
Anka is looking for a Full Time caring and dedicated Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) at Zook Place located in Glendale, CA!
ABOUT THE POSITION: Under the supervision of the Program Administrator, Zook Place is a short-term crisis 3 bed residential program that provides care, supervision, and support for children, ages 6-17, with intellectual disabilities and other complex behavioral and emotional challenges. This is a non-exempt position.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct Support Professional (Direct Care) Staff shall work under the general direction of the Program Administrator. Shall be competent to provide the services necessary to meet individual resident needs and shall, at all times, be employed in numbers necessary to meet such needs. Responsible for providing supervision and support to children residing at the Zook Place Home, and for assisting them to meet goals described in their individual needs and services or individual program plans.
KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES. In collaboration with the Program Administrator and other team members, DSPs will:
- Provide supervision and support for each resident
- Assist with activities of daily living, including preparing meals, assisting with hygiene, and development of social skills.
- Maintain progress notes and other client and program information
- Supervise and take clients to medical and dental appointments, community outings, and other activities.
- Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
- Preferred: six months or prior experience providing direct supervision and special services to persons with disabilities
- Possess a caring and positive attitude and desire to help people.
- High School degree or equivalent
- Must have valid California Driver's License; good driving record. Proof of current auto insurance and must meet insurability requirements of Anka insurance carrier.
WHAT WE OFFER: We value our employees and provide competitive benefit and health plans in addition to a matching 401k Retirement plan.
- Medical, dental, vision
- 11 Paid time off for holidays and generous vacation plan
- Employer paid life insurance plan.
- Matching 401k
- Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare, child care and commuter expenses.
- Discounts, appreciation events, and more
ABOUT ANKA: 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 disabled persons primarily those with severe and persistent mental illness. 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 throughout California. Please visit our website at http://www.ankabhi.org for more information.