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Direct Support Professional

Company: Pacific Autism Center Of Education
Location: Fontana
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Residential Caregiver Special NeedsAre you looking to make a difference in the life of an individual living with autism?Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) is currently seeking high energy and enthusiastic residential caregivers to assist in one of our 6 residential group homes where we provide 24/7 caregiver in-home support.As a professional caregiver, your goal is to bring your passion and love for working with residents with special needs to work every day. Teaching the residents functional daily living skills, helping them during community outings, assisting meal preparation and planning activities are just some of the opportunities in residential care! As caregivers, your goal is to provide these special individuals the best possible opportunity for a bright and successful future! Both Full Time or Part Time positions are available. Please note one, regular weekend shift is required.At the end of each day you'll go home knowing "today you made a difference"! Come be a part of our terrific team!PACE is looking for individuals who are passionate about supporting children or adults in a residential group home setting with 4-6 residents and typically 2 other staff members. While past residential staff or caregiver experience is preferred, PACE will help support new candidates with paid ongoing training to learn the position. Caregiver opportunities are available in several South Bay Area cities on the shifts listed below.Locations:CupertinoSunnyvaleSan JoseWork Shifts:Weekday Mornings (5am-10am) Monday FridayAfternoon (2pm-10pm) Every DayWeekends (6am-2pm or 2pm-10pm) highly desiredMinimum Qualifications:1. HS Diploma or GED preferred.2. Must read and speak English and have good verbal and written communication skills in English as a caregiver.3. Must pass DOJ/FBI checks. Applicants will be fingerprinted after they have accepted a job offer.Ability to meet eligibility to drive a passenger van for residents' outings is a plus!Must be willing to assist with grooming and personal care.Physical Requirements:1. Must be able to lift and or push at least 45 lbs.2. The ability to physically support the resident as needed during behavioral issues (redirecting or using approved handle with care techniques).3. Must be able to physically bend, squat, reach over shoulders, reach over head, reach outward, kneel, sit, walk on normal, slippery, or uneven surfaces and stand.Full and Part time positions available.Employees working 30+ hours/week qualify for Medical, Vision, and Dental benefits on the first of the month following date of employment. Vacation and sick time start accruing at date of hire.

Keywords: Pacific Autism Center Of Education, Fontana , Direct Support Professional, Other , Fontana, California

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