PALS El Monte is looking for qualified candidates to fill the position of Direct Support Professional (DSP) in the field of Intellectual Disabilities. The DSP or Job Coach works directly with persons who may have one or more challenging developmental and/or trauma-related behaviors. PALS El Monte is an adult day program. The Job Coach picks up, one or more (up to three) persons in their own vehicle each morning between 8-9 AM and drops them off between 2-3 pm, Monday thru Friday, providing them with six hours of supervision daily. Advancement in pay and/or in position is available.
Supervising adults with disabilities can be a fun, enriching role for the right person. Participants attend PALS to be engaged, listened to, laughed with, and supported in becoming more independent in their daily lives. The successful candidate must be a good listener and be skilled at working in a team-oriented environment; good communication skills are a must, as is the ability and willingness to learn therapeutic strategies to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. Routine data collection, and leading activities are a central facet of the job.
Experience is strongly preferred, however, PALS will consider persons with unrelated professional experience, as long as the candidate meets the above skills expectations. PALS offers twelve (12) days of Paid Time Off/Vacation to start, health insurance, mileage reimbursement, and a profit-sharing 401k plan. Applicants not willing to utilize their vehicle need not apply.