Career opportunity supporting young adult with developmental disabilities

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 07, 2019 / comments

<Theresa Delbi>

Our agency is seeking new staff for Supportive Living Services.  This is not a caregiver position, it’s a supportive position that allows a single young adult with developmental disabilities to live in their own home with the necessary support required to maintain independence.  The client is at the helm and directs their own life.  SLS maintains safety, support and prompting when necessary and provides direct independent living skill instruction and modeling.  

Staff work 1:1 with the client who is a 20 year old male, living independently in his own home.  He is autistic, verbal, has a fantastic sense of humor and is self-directed.  The ideal candidates must have experience working in this population, have a clean background, clean driving record and be willing to submit to drug-screen and live-scan.  It is helpful if you have some experience in ABA or similar crisis reduction model.  ABA or psychiatric experience is a plus!  

Full time:

1). 3-11pm Wednesday -Saturday 
2). 11pm-8:00am (overnight) not wake staff Wednesday-Saturday 
3).  Sunday-Tuesday 3-11pm
4). Sunday-Tuesday 11pm-8am (overnight, not wake)

Part time:

1) Saturday 8-3pm
2) Sunday  8-3pm

All shifts

Pay range $12-$18 depending on experience.  Shift differential for pm.  Noc shift is not a full wake staff.  A private bed and bedroom provided for staff use on shift.  This is not live in. Benefits are included for full time staff.  Salary highly depends on experience.  

Please do not apply if your erratic job history, are not reliable and do not enjoy working with DD adults.  

Position requirements;

SLS is a person-centered program and Jacob is at the helm of his home and services.  He has free choice to make decisions about the way he lives.  Staff are not there to make decisions for him except where safety could be compromised.  Encouraging choices is good, but staff opinions should never over-shadow the clients desire to be at the helm of his independence.  Staff provide encouragement, support and prompting when needed.  This is a mandated position therefore it is staffed 24/7.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Providing supervision and support 
Meal planning and shopping
Prep support and prompting
Instruction in proper use of appliances
Instruction and prompting to complete tasks
Accessing the community
Training in community skills
Planning and preparing for events 
Transportation (corporate vehicle provided during shift)
Support and prompting with ADL’s
Documentation daily
Team reporting
On-going training 

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, email your resume and cover letter to

Hiring immediately! Starting dates in October.