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Direct Support Professional (Entry Level)

Company: East Bay Innovations
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

East Bay Innovations- Direct Support Professional (Entry Level)About Our Organization:Established in 1994, East Bay Innovations (EBI) is a nonprofit human services organization that supports people with developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, autism, and cerebral palsy. Our person centered services support people to live in their own homes, make choices about how they live, work in jobs of their choosing, and enjoy being part of their communities. We seek to further the human rights and empowerment of people with disabilities, and hire people who care about social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of others.Named the #1 caregiving company to work for in the Bay Area by Localwise!--About this position:You would provide one on one support to adults with developmental disabilities in their home and throughout their community. East Bay Innovations supports clients in Alameda County and Contra Costa County. We provide support to a diverse age group of adults with various support needs. Your goal would be to provide respectful, personal, and motivating services that enable our clients to participate in all aspects of their community, and lead meaningful lives centered around independence and empowerment.--*** During the Shelter In Place, we are supporting EBI clients to limit the amount of exposure to the virus. As an agency we are working to decrease the amount of time our clients go into the community and find more activities to do in the client's home. ***This job is a great way to gain experience in the non-profit sector, social work, social services, occupational therapy, mental health, or healthcare. We seek people who want to make a difference in the lives of others and are reliable, dependable, and teachable.No experience required!--You would get to spend your day supporting clients with:Emotional support and companionshipExercise and walks around their neighborhoodArts and craft projectsZoom eventsConnecting with friends and loved ones virtuallyPlanning and cooking mealsLight cleaningPersonal/intimate careWheelchair transfersGrocery shopping and other errands--Modified, using delivery or pick up services.When the Shelter In Place ends:Accessing community activities, such as volunteering, classes, etcMaking plans with friends and familiesWork Schedule:If you're a student, or someone seeking part-time work or non-traditional hours, this may be the perfect fit for you. There are opportunities to work daytime hours, weekends, evenings, and overnights, making this the perfect opportunity for those seeking to work non-traditional hours in the human services field. This position starts at part-time with opportunities to grow to full-time. We support clients throughout Alameda County.--Salary: $16.50 per hour--Health & Wellness Benefits:Medical coverage for those working 30 hours a week or more, with three different health plans for you to choose fromDental and vision coverage for both full-time and part-time staffFree mental health counseling sessions for you and members of your householdAnnual health & wellness fair with free massage, cooking demonstration, wellness seminar, and wellness gift rafflesPre-Tax Benefits:Flexible Spending Account so you can use pre-tax dollars to cover your medical expensesDependent Care Flexible Spending Account, allowing you to use pre-tax dollars to cover childcare expensesCommuter benefits, allowing you to save big on BART and bus with pre-tax dollars loaded onto your clipper cardInvesting in Your Future Benefits:403(b) retirement plan so you can invest in your futureFree financial coaching from an expert advisor to help answer any financial questions you may haveEducation Assistance Fund, providing reimbursement for tuition, fees, and supplies for education and self-enrichment coursesCareer Advancement Benefits:Membership in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021, helping you advocate for employment terms that work for youAbility to view and apply for supervisory position openings before they are advertised to the general public - we love to promote from within!Many opportunities for training so you can feel confident in the work you do and prepare for future career opportunitiesOther Benefits:Paid sick leave for all employees, and paid vacation for full-time employeesPaid holidays for allMileage reimbursement for on-the-job driving at 58 cents per mileFree legal consultation for any legal concerns you may have outside of workStaff appreciation month with a BBQ, a party, daily raffles, and more, to celebrate you and the important work that you doThis job might be for you if:You believe that all people should be in the driver's seat of their own lifeYou enjoy supporting and helping people, no task is too small!--You enjoy working with people with many different lifestyles and backgroundsYou are comfortable responding to unexpected challenges; you are cool under pressure and think quickly on your feetYou like working independently but communicate with your team and supervisorYou like to learn new things and can learn quickly; when things change, you can roll with the punchesYou follow through with commitments--*East Bay Innovations is an equal opportunity employer. We will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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