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Direct Support Professional, Project SEARCH

Company: PathPoint
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Do you enjoy teaching others and seeing them succeed? Are you passionate about empowering people with disabilities to achieve their fullest potential? Are you looking for something more than a desk job where you can make a difference every day with an awesome team? Look no further than PathPoint's Project SEARCH team!PathPoint is seeking a full-time Direct Support Professional to join our Project SEARCH team at Avila Senior Living in San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Project SEARCH is a unique one-year internship program that enables adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to learn invaluable job skills in a competitive work setting. In this role, you will coach and support interns as they work through various job rotations at the hospital. This is a full-time position, Monday-Friday 7am-2:30pm.What You'll Do:Coach interns in soft skills such as professional communication, behavior and grooming/hygiene, and hard skills specific to their internship duties.Provide individualized support for interns, including job coaching, building natural supports, identifying job accommodations, and use of assistive technology.Collaborate with interns, employers, staff, and other partners to creatively address any issues affecting interns' training and employment.Help recruit interns for each new program year.Lead classroom discussions on a variety of employment-related skills.Write case notes, monthly intern evaluations, and other reports regularly.What We're Looking For:Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including booster if eligible, or have an approved exemptionPatience, compassion, and the ability to interact with individuals with disabilities, their family members, community partners, and others in a positive and constructive manner.Strong relationship-building skills and ability to the program to potential internsMust pass Live Scan DOJ fingerprint background check, TB screening and basic health screening.Why Work At PathPoint:Culture of kindness, compassion and respectOpportunity to make a difference in your community every dayMental health day after 60 days and on 1st and 2nd anniversariesMedical, dental, and vision insurance, plus flexible spending accountsPaid vacation, sick leave, and holidays403(b) retirement savings plan with company matchOther perks like wellness program with cash rewards, Employee Assistance Program, and Referral Bonus ProgramCompensation: This is an hourly, non-exempt position starting at $18.00 per hour. About PathPoint: PathPoint, a non-profit organization based in Santa Barbara, supports people in living the life they choose. PathPoint partners with people with disabilities, people with mental health diagnoses, and young adults to pursue their hopes and dreams through strengthening workplace abilities, building life skills, and developing meaningful relationships. Founded in 1964, it offers services in five Central Coast and Southern California counties: Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: PathPoint, San Luis Obispo , Direct Support Professional, Project SEARCH, Other , San Luis Obispo, California

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