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Direct Support Professional - Community Advocate (Full Time)

Posted: March 27, 2022

Position: COMMUNITY ADVOCATE; non-exempt, hourly
Supervised by: Case Manager
Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Job Duties:
• Assist Case Manager & team members in developing individual goals & objectives with the individuals we
• Provide individualized instruction and support for individuals with disabilities
• Implement the community-based supported employment, supported living, and community inclusion services
• Follow assigned schedule; call in schedule changes as necessary
• Utilize schedule requests timely to ensure individual participation in necessary and appropriate activities
• Transport the individuals we support
• Accompany the individuals we support on public transportation
• Document the progress of the individuals we support on a daily basis
• Document incident reports in a timely manner
• Report abuse/negligence incidences to appropriate reporting agencies
• Maximize the independence and dignity of the individuals we support while ensuring personal safety in the
• Handle and report emergency situations and challenges per program guidelines
• Assist individuals with activities of daily living, incl. restroom assistance, bathing, employment, etc.
• May be given an opportunity to work Overnight Support shifts (see Acknowledgement Form)
• Specific projects as assigned
• Fulfill mission, goals, and objectives of CAPC

Position Requirements:

High school diploma or GED required; Valid CA driver’s license; Safe, reliable vehicle with current registration and insurance; Recent DMV print- out with good driving record; Ability to lift between 50 lbs to 75 lbs depending on
individuals served and pass post-offer physical; CPR and First Aid Training by completion of second week of employment; Read, speak, write English; Ability to work independently with or without direct supervision; Exercise sound judgment at all times; Ability to effectively and articulately communicate verbally and in writing, i.e. telephone, email, reports, etc.

Desirable Qualifications:

Volunteer or paid work experience with persons with disabilities; Higher education; Flexible work schedule; Bilingual in Spanish and English


$16.00 - $17.00/hr depending on highest level of education

$600 Welcome Bonus ($200 after start/$200 at 3 mos./$200 at 6 mos.)
Mileage reimbursement and cell phone stipend
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
401K with 25% company match