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Direct Service Associate I

Easterseals Southern California La Habra Full-Time
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Under direct supervision, attends to the personal care of residents living in the residential facility. Assists in the planning and coordination of daily activities to facilitate development of living skills for residents.

Responsibilities
  • Conducts daily activities to assist in the development of living skills, consistent with the residents' Individual Program Plan (IPP) and Individual Support Plan (ISP) goals
  • Assists in the administration and monitoring of medications, which may include suppositories.
  • Provides personal care for residents which may include assistance with eating, personal hygiene, showering, restroom assistance, and preparing for bedtime.
  • Assists in care and cleaning of residential home, which includes laundering & ironing of residents' clothing.
  • Assists and/or prepares meals in compliance with dietary restrictions; assists individuals to eat, including those who may require assistance with G-tube feeding.
  • Transports individuals to health care appointments and other various locations.
  • Completes all necessary reports and documentation on a daily basis.
  • HS diploma and 1 to 2 years' experience, or equivalent combination of training, education and experience to perform the job successfully.
  • DSP-I and DSP-II Certification required.
  • Valid CPR, CPI and First Aid Certifications.
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing; Ability to interpret and carry out written and/or oral instructions.
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills; Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality pertaining to the work environment.
  • Ability to pass post-offer medical examination and test for tuberculosis.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a criminal record/fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation per Easterseals Southern California and/or program requirements.
  • Ability to travel locally with vehicle appropriate for the transportation of residents; maintain driving record in compliance with Transportation Safety Standards. Must possess and maintain proper auto insurance and vehicle registration.
  • Ability to provide assistance with personal care to residents and to transfer an individual who has no weight bearing skills. Ability to lift up to 70 pounds repetitively. Ability to walk, stand, stoop, and kneel for extended periods of time. Ability to push/pull wheelchairs on a variety of terrain.

Skills required

Provide Physical Support
Accompany Individual
Assist Individual
Provide Supervision
Offer Home Care
Maintain Healthy Environment

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The Story of Easterseals
For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for individuals and families facing disability by providing services that make positive differences in people’s lives every day.  Easterseals Southern California provides a variety of services that are designed to help people live, learn, work and play in their communities. Join us as at easterseals.com/southerncal as we work to  change the way the world defines and views disabilities so that everyone can achieve their personal goals. #DisabilityTogether

Tragedy Leads to Inspiration
In 1907, Ohio-businessman Edgar Allen lost his son in a streetcar accident. The lack of adequate medical services available to save his son prompted Allen to sell his business and begin a fund-raising campaign to build a hospital in his hometown of Elyria, Ohio. Through this new hospital, Allen was surprised to learn that children with disabilities were often hidden from public view. Inspired by this discovery, in 1919 Allen founded what became known as the National Society for Crippled Children, the first organization of its kind.

The Birth of the Seal
In the spring of 1934, the organization launched its first Easter "seals" campaign to raise money for its services. To show their support, donors placed the seals on envelopes and letters. Cleveland Plain Dealer cartoonist J.H. Donahey designed the first seal. Donahey based the design on a concept of simplicity because those served by the charity asked "simply for the right to live a normal life."

The lily - a symbol of spring - was officially incorporated as Easterseals ' logo in 1952 for its association with resurrection and new life and has appeared on each seal since.

Easterseals Emerges
The overwhelming public support for the Easter "seals" campaign triggered a nationwide expansion of the organization and a swell of grassroots efforts on behalf of people with disabilities. By 1967, the Easter "seal" was so well recognized, the organization formally adopted the name "Easterseals."

Easterseals Today
Easterseals assists more than one million children and adults with disabilities and their families annually through a nationwide network of more than 450 service sites. Each center provides top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the particular community it serves.



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