Jewish Family and Children's Services
Direct Support Professional
LocationSan Francisco, CA
Posted OnMarch 14, 2023
Experience LevelNot Specified
Education LevelNot Specified
WHO WE ARE:
JFCS is the oldest nonprofit in California and has been assisting residents of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties since it was founded in 1850. Through more than 40 high-quality, research-based social and educational programs, JFCS serves people of all faiths and backgrounds. With programs ranging from providing home care for seniors to sponsoring new parent workshops, from offering services for people with disabilities to providing therapy for children, from supporting victims of domestic abuse to delivering food to those in need, we are guided by the Jewish traditions of advancing human dignity for all, community responsibility, intergenerational ties, and repairing the world.
OUR CAREER OPPORTUNITY:
JOB TITLE: Resident Mentor aka Direct Support Professional (DSP)
REPORTS TO: Director of Disability Services Program
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time, with benefits
JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Make a difference in the lives of adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities such as autism. Direct Support Professionals (aka Resident Mentors) are caring, positive role models who help neurodivergent adults lead safe, full, and independent lives. As a Resident Mentor, you’ll be a teacher, a role model, and a friend, helping the adults you work with achieve a great quality of life. Your clients will be living in a residential group setting and have low support needs. Some of them work, attend day programs, and volunteer in the community. Residents are in their 20s and 30s, are not aggressive, and are motivated to become more independent and social. You will support them in everything from daily routines such as making plans with friends, joining community events and holiday celebrations, grocery shopping and cooking, participating in recreational activities, and building skills around personal care and relationships. Enjoy fun outings in the Bay area including going to sports games and movies, bowling, kayaking, hiking, archery, and more!
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
JFCS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.
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