Direct Service Professional

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Published 19 days ago

About ARC- If you are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, join our dynamic, high energy program serving adults with developmental disabilities. Serving the community in North Hollywood for over 50 years, ARC provides a rewarding employment opportunity to work with our terrific team and amazing clients as they grow in independence and strive to meet their full potential as community members. You will deliver Adaptive Living Services to our clients teaching the skills around money management, menu planning, shopping, laundry, personal grooming and care, and facilitate many opportunities for our clients to grow in socialization skills. Our committed staff make a difference in people’s lives every day.

Job purpose- Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Manager Residential Services, implements Adaptive Skills as indicated by clients’ Individual Program Plan in group or individual settings. Provides assistance and coaching in daily living tasks, personal care and support, and ensuring the personal safety and welfare of developmentally disabled adults in a residential setting while serving as a role model; ultimately facilitating the improvement of interpersonal and emotional functioning of clients by assisting them to live safe, productive and fulfilling lives in their homes and community.

Duties and responsibilities-

  • Implement Adaptive Skills individual program plans to support clients and families of adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Provide adaptive skills training and support primarily during morning and evening time periods that augments clients’ social, recreational, daily living skills and community integration as indicated on clients’ Individual Program Plan
  • Write client progress notes and contributes to management reports
  • Observe, analyze and use judgment to identify what is needed
  • Maintain a safe environment
  • Maintain appropriate physical and emotional boundaries with clients, families and staff
  • Utilize appropriate techniques when managing difficult behaviors
  • Maintain sensitivity and HIPAA compliant confidentiality of clients’, families’, co-workers, business and administrative information
  • Organize and facilitate social emotional group sessions with developmentally disabled adults
  • Contribute to a positive team-oriented environment with fellow staff members
  • Attendance at all staff meetings, virtual and in-person, and in-service trainings is required
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Relevant experience (including volunteer) with children or adults
  • Computer literacy (Word, send and receive emails)
  • Experience in regular household management, food purchase, meal planning and preparation, first aid, and home maintenance
  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must test clear of TB, either by negative skin test or further testing if skin test is positive
  • Scheduling flexibility regarding time of day and day of week
  • The ideal candidate is talented, experienced, energetic, passionate, and creative.
  • Valid CA Driver’s License & good driving record

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in relevant field
  • Supervised experience delivering adaptive skills to adult Developmentally Disabled clients
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification

EOE Statement - ARC is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working conditions - The work environment is typical of home-life conditions. Physical demands include ability to lift up-to 40 pounds and to sit, walk, stand, bend, twist, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions including outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work hours will vary (i.e., weekends, evenings, weekdays, and holidays).

Benefits- Competitive salary, paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, participation in medical, dental, vision plan.

About ARC- If you are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, join our dynamic, high energy program serving adults with developmental disabilities. Serving the community in North Hollywood for over 50 years, ARC provides a…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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