Direct Support Professional I - Flexible Full Time and Part Time Positions!

Becoming Independent   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on June 18, 2022
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This position works alongside individuals who  choose to or are working towards living independently. It includes assisting individuals with personal care needs as well as achieving their personal goals through learning skills and participating in activities of their choice.

 SALARY:                                              $18/hour

 STATUS:                                             Non-exempt


Possesses the professional skills and  abilities specific to the technical aspects of the position.


  • Participate  alongside   individuals   offering   assistance   and   support  in   a  variety  of personal  care needs,  including  those related to health and  hygiene, maintenance of household, healthy eating, health-related appointments and  instructions, including medication, financial systems, and  shopping.
  • Understand and use the Emergency Response System appropriately.


  • Promote BI’s philosophy of competency, self-advocacy, and independence
  • Understanding and  adherence to any  individualized service plans, including medical or behavioral
  • Participate in meetings with the interdisciplinary team/circle of support as requested.


  • Ensure correct data entry and accuracy of all time and  attendance and  work records
  • Submit accurate reports as required by supervisor.


  • Transport individuals as  needed which  may   include  assistance  with  public  and/or para transportation services.
  • Ensure inspection and cleanliness of the vehicle before/after each use.


  • Assist individuals  in  establishing  and  maintaining social connections with persons of their choosing, with a focus on reducing relationships with paid supports.
  • Support and participate alongside individuals in community events and  activities.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with persons served (to include their family and  friends), peers, supervisors and  other staff, affiliated agency staff, and members of the community.


  • Provide support as a Direct Support Professional working in any BI program including but not limited to, providing in-home care, transportation, and

in-community services for persons served.

  • Executes position specific job duties and other duties as assigned at the discretion of BI.

 CANDIDATE  SHOULD POSSESS  THE FOLLOWING  SKILLS  Organized:  Able to perform job duties with efficiency and accuracy

Dependable: Can be relied upon; trustworthy, responsible, punctual.

Good Judgement: Chooses courses of action that  result in beneficial outcomes to the agency and  the community

Positive Attitude: Has an overall positive, open, and  supportive attitude

Interpersonal Relations: Is able to relate well to others

Communication: Is an effective listener, communicates well both verbally and  in writing

Initiative: Is a self-starter

Philosophical Commitment: Demonstrates commitment to BI’s established culture of dignity and  respect.


 EDUCATION:  High School diploma or GED preferred.

 EXPERIENCE:  Previous experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities is desirable. Good customer service skills and  an interest in helping others pursue and  achieve their best life is required.


Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and  booster or valid medical or religious exemption is required as a condition for employment. Individuals who  are in the vaccination process ie; are only partially vaccinated/have only received the first dose in a two-dose series or are awaiting the 14-day post-vaccine waiting period for full vaccination status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing until considered fully vaccinated. Individuals with a valid medical or religious exemption must also  undergo a weekly COVID-19 testing.


  • A physical condition that permits frequent bending, turning, and  lifting without injury
  • Ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to assist individuals in wheelchairs
  • Provide personal care as needed including assistance in the restroom and feeding.
  • Lift at least 40 pounds
  • Clearance of pre-employment Functional Capacity Evaluation with no restrictions that cannot be reasonably accommodated without undue hardship


  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Insured, dependable vehicle
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical or religious exemption
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Criminal Record Clearance