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Direct Support Professional

  2020-01-07     Gateway Center of Monterey County     850 Congress Avenue.     14.42 hour  

Gateway Center is committed to provide support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by continually expanding our understanding of the ever-changing needs of this community and tailoring our services to support all of our members. Gateway Center is staffed by dedicated, caring, and respectful providers who prove everyday that with a little understanding and patience every member of our community can live a full and satisfying life with dignity and respect.

We are looking for Caregivers/Direct Support Professionals for our two residential facilities at Gateway. They are both located at 850 Congress ave, in Pacific Grove.

We have the following shifts available at our Intermediate Care Facility 1 (ICF1):

Friday - 2pm-10pm , Saturday - 12pm-8pm, Sunday - 6am-2pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2pm-10pm (2 positions open)

We have the following shifts available for our Intermediate Care Facility 2 (ICF2)

Sunday: 2 openings  6 am-2 pm,  2 openings 2 pm-10 pm

Tuesday: 1 opening 10pm-8am (this is an AWAKE shift) 

Wednesday: 1 opening 2 pm-10 pm 

Wednesday: 1 opening 10pm-8am (this is an AWAKE shift) 

Friday: 1 opening 2 pm-10 pm 

Saturday: 2 openings 2 pm-10 pm 

 (Employees working 30 hours/week or more are eligible for medical, vision and dental benefits the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment) 

Please let us know which shifts (or residential if you have a preference, ICF1 or ICF2) you are interested. In addition to applying here please go to our website: to download and fill out the application and follow the instructions. Make sure you include you are applying for Direct Support Professional, and the residential facility and shifts if you have a preference. 

General Duties:

The Direct Support Professional is under the direct supervision and guidance of the Administrator and as designated the Home Leader(s). The DSP play the most important single role in the overall development and care of each person supported by this facility. The DSP's primary duty is to follow each person’s individual service plan and provide active treatment. Specifically, Direct Care staff will:

· Serve as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team and provide direct input concerning Individual Service Plan. Participate in consultant evaluations and provide input.

· Promote independence in all critical life skills development through the implementation of each ISP and the philosophy of the facility. Have the ability to demonstrate knowledge of ISPs and ensure self care and assistance with self care is provided as needed.

· Be responsible for the health and safety of the individuals the facility supports which includes the passing of medication (after successfully completing the corresponding curriculum) and other health monitoring responsibilities as assigned by the RN.

· Provide continuous and accurate documentation of each person’s progress, problems and activities on a daily basis.

· Follow menus as written and approved by the dietitian for meal preparation, while involving the people supported by the facility.

· Document house maintenance needs.

· Complete required documentation/reports during the scheduled shift.

· Attend at least three hours per month of in-service training.

· Perform assigned household cleaning duties, while involving the people supported by the facility.

· Serve as a member of the ID Team and provide direct input concerning individual ISP. Participate in consultant evaluations and provide input.

· Perform needed physical assistance to people supported in caring for self-care and toileting needs and be familiar with adaptive equipment utilized by people supported (e.g. wheelchairs, lifts, etc.)

· Treat people supported and fellow staff with respect. Be knowledgeable of individual rights posted in the facility. Report any infringement of rights, abuse, neglect, mistreatment to the Administrator immediately.

· Attend work as scheduled.

· Be a positive representative of our agency.

· Mandated Reporter

· Report to the Administrator any observation of established procedures or personnel policies.

· Other job related duties as assigned by the Administrator.


- Must be willing to have a Live Scan Fingerprinting and clearance through DOJ

- Must pass a physical and TB test

- Must have some knowledge of developmental growth.

- Must have the ability to work with and develop each person’s potential; follow oral and written directions; write effectively; accept responsibilities; work and cooperate with others.

- Applicant will be required to have at least a high school education, be a Certified Nurse Aide, or have experience working with developmentally disabled in a residential or day setting.

-CPR/First Aid certificate

Serious applicants only, please.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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