Direct Service Aide- Merced
Job Details
Entry
Merced Office - Merced, CA
Full Time
High School
$13.00 - $13.25 Hourly
Undisclosed
Any
Nonprofit - Social Services
Description

Make a difference!

 

At Community Catalysts of California, we strive to create an impassioned and fulfilling environment for both our clients and employees. We have been in action for 30 years and have worked tirelessly towards generating a positive impact in our communities. If you are interested in serving your community and becoming a valued asset to our team, please read ahead!

 

We are looking for exceptional individuals to work with our clients. Those with behavioral management experience are encouraged to apply! Starting pay begins at minimum wage, but can be negotiated based on your level of experience.

 

Community Catalysts of California offers a variety of services to people within the full spectrum of disabilities. Every day, our professional staff members are committed to people with disabilities to help them succeed in their daily lives, work, home, and communities.

 

OUR DIRECT SERVICE AIDES ACHIEVE SUCCESS BY:

  • Providing the client with appropriate and effective services such as support and training programs
  • Serving each client in the least restrictive environment
  • Increasing the independence of all clients served
  • Assisting each person with improving his/her quality of life
  • Participating in client evaluations through task analysis and other requested assessment devices
  • Providing direct service as needed and required
  • Performing all duties of a direct service provider as assigned.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES CAN INCLUDE:

  • Respite care in the home
  • Behavioral intervention/support
  • Problem solving
  • Life and social skill help
  • Medical management
  • Incontinent needs
  • Lifting/transferring of individuals
  • Safety awareness
  • Record keeping

 

As a Direct Service Aide and part of our team as a catalyst, you will build professional relationships that inspire clients to reach their potential. Catalysts are positive role models and encouraging souls when a client is facing a challenging day. We are committed to advocacy and ensuring client rights are respected. On a day to day basis we work guided by our core values of resourcefulness, compassion, empathy, respect and trust.

 

Change a life......Be a catalyst......Join our team!

Qualifications

SKILLS & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Must successfully complete a Red Cross approved First Aid and CPR class within 45 days of the date of hire OR already possess a Red Cross approved First-Aid certificate.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Some of our clients are physically impaired and require assistance into and out of wheelchairs and other assistive devices. The Direct Service Aide must be able to perform such tasks on an urgent or emergency basis. Many of the jobs/activities in which our clients engage require physical exertion on the part of the Community Catalysts of California staff person (i.e., walking (75% of workday), climbing stairs (10% workday but on a frequent basis), lifting (10% of workday but on a frequent basis), stretching, bending, etc.). A Direct Service Aide must have the ability to talk, hear, and see in order to assist the client in his/her quest for independence.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • The Direct Service Aide must be capable of making on-site visits to clients, agencies and employers. Often these on-site visits are at a distance from the office and no regular means of public transportation exists. Overnight travel is rare, but may be required for training and as part of a client's program. A Direct Service Aide may transport a client as part of his/her job duties. 
  • Community Catalysts of California does not furnish transportation or vehicles for its employees however, mileage is reimbursed. A reliable means of transportation, valid California license and insurance is required.
  • He/she must successfully pass a screening for illicit drug use prior to employment.
  • He/she must possess a record clear from past felonious criminal activity and submit to a Department of Justice criminal activity background check.
  • CCC’s client case management platform requires employees to utilize a mobile smart device(i.e. cell phone/tablet) with reliable internet connectivity and data to complete certain essential job tasks. This position requires the employee to have a mobile smart device available to perform certain required essential functions, for which reasonable reimbursement is provided to the employee.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Communication and writing skills
  • Flexible schedule
  • Ability to work with multiple clients in different areas
  • Some weekend and evening openings for shifts
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