Skills Instructor for Adults with Disabilities

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time, Part Time

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If you have a caring heart and a desire to make a difference, PathPoint may be the place for you! Join us in supporting adults with disabilities in living the life they choose.

PathPoint is currently hiring for part-time and full-time Direct Support Professionals and Job Coaches to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Direct Support Professionals and Job Coaches help individuals strengthen workplace abilities, build life skills, and develop meaningful relationships. This is a great starting point if you are interested in a career in social work, special education, occupational therapy, or nursing. There are also plenty of opportunities to advance within PathPoint!

Why Work At PathPoint:

  • Culture of kindness, compassion and respect
  • Opportunity to make a difference in your community every day
  • $250 hiring bonus and 4-8 hours of Wellness Time (Mental Health Day) for job offers accepted by December 31, 2021, earned after 60 days of employment
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance*
  • Paid vacation starting at 2 weeks per year*
  • Paid sick leave
  • 13 paid holidays, including the entire week of December 27-31*
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts*
  • Voluntary wellness program with cash rewards
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral Bonus Program

*Benefits noted with an asterisk are for full-time employees regularly scheduled for 30+ hours per week.

What You’ll Do:

We are currently seeking caring, creative, and compassionate staff to join our day services, independent living services, and supported employment services teams.

Day Services DSP

  • Work with a small group of individuals in a facility-based program
  • Lead in-person and online groups that help individuals develop skills, which may include art, music, cooking, recreation, vocational skills, and more depending on your own talents and the interests of the people we support
  • Accompany groups on community outings for recreation or volunteer opportunities
  • Assist individuals with activities of daily living and personal care, which includes helping with meals and eating, toileting, transferring, changing, etc.
  • Collaborate with and be supported by your teammates every day
  • Fixed Monday-Friday schedule with daytime hours

Independent Living Services DSP

  • Work independently with individuals one-on-one in their homes
  • Teach skills that help individuals live independently, which may include cooking and grocery shopping, healthy living and exercise, budgeting and money management, scheduling medical appointments and coordinating benefits
  • Flexible scheduling options including day, evening, and weekend shifts

Supported Employment DSP/Job Coach

  • Work independently with individuals one-on-one at their place of work
  • Support individuals in maintaining successful employment and enjoying the satisfaction of a job well done
  • Coach and counsel individuals on job responsibilities and concerns, including assisting with training, understanding and growing in opportunities for improvement, and navigating coworker/supervisor relationships
  • Flexible scheduling options including day, evening, and weekend shifts

What We’re Looking For:

  • Patience, compassion, and positivity
  • Prior experience supporting individuals with disabilities, either professionally or personally, is preferred but not required; if you are interested in this opportunity but do not have directly relevant experience, we’d still love to hear from you!
  • High school diploma or GED is required
  • All positions require vaccination against COVID-19; medical and religious exemptions are available to those who qualify
  • All positions require a criminal record clearance, TB screening, and basic health screening
  • Most positions require a valid driver’s license, use of a vehicle with registration and insurance, and eligibility for coverage on PathPoint’s auto insurance policy

Compensation and Benefit Package: $16.00 per hour, plus additional pay for bilingual staff if the position uses that skill. Employees regularly scheduled for 30+ hours per week are eligible for our generous benefits package, including medical, vision, dental, and life/AD&D insurance; paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, and sick time; Flexible Spending Accounts; 403(b) tax-sheltered retirement savings plan with employer match; wellness program with cash rewards; and a free Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Submit your resume through our website.

About PathPoint: PathPoint, a 501(c)(3) 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.

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