• Salvio Pacheco Square
  • Direct Support Professionals

    Posted: 12/16/2022

    We are hiring!!! Join Futures Explored Inc as a Direct Support Professional Today!!! Part-Time and Full-Time Positions available with starting pay from $16-$20 an hour!!

    Join a team that truly makes a profound difference in people’s lives. Dedicated staff members believe that coming to work is much more than a job. It is to fulfill our participants’ dreams and life goals.

    We are seeking stellar support professionals who would take our participants on a journey of self-discovery and explore the local communities for fun educational trips.

    Essential Functions & Duties:

    • Plans activities for the program that are meaningful and engaging to the participants.
    • Trains and supports Level II staff in providing participant support, training, and supervision in the areas of communication and mobility.
    • To ensure that participants have access to assistive technology, communication devices, adaptive equipment, in a healthy and safe practices.
    • Provide training of staff in medication administration and ensures that proper medication procedures are followed.
    • Oversees team’s community activities, events and destinations and arranging/accessing transportation.
    • Attends outings with participants.
    • Receives Staff-in-Charge training, including Workers’ Compensation Procedures, Sexual Harassment Prevention, Personnel Policies, Procedures, & Information, and performs duties as required of Staff-in-Charge, including health & safety officer duties, special incident reporting, and instructing and training Level I/II direct service staff in providing participant support.
    • Trained and skilled to maintain participant database (Case Magic), permanent files, and records.
    • Knowledge of all aspects of participant files.
    • Experienced in developing Individual Service Plans (ISP’s), including the supports, activities, and resources required for participants to achieve personal goals, completes daily charting and/or case noting.
    • Evaluates and summarizes participant progress in written form for annual and semi-annual meetings

    Qualities of a Community Support Leader:

    • Be a positive role model not only to the participants but to team members as well.
    • Have a collaborative work style using teamwork skills, professionalism, with tact, diplomacy, and good judgement.
    • Possess good organizational and record-keeping skills.
    • Able to prioritize work to meet deadlines, work independently and have some flexibility to adapt to changes.
    • Open to work in the evenings and weekends for participant support, meetings, and community events – if needed.
    • Ability to analyze problems, situations, and alternatives to make effective decisions.
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer services skills.

    Job Requirements:

    • At least 18 years of age.
    • Authorized to work in U.S.
    • High school diploma
    • Four (4) years or more of related work experience, preferably with a human service agency or educational organization working with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, will be considered in lieu of the educational requirements.
    • To drive participants in a company vehicle (if available) or personal vehicle (mileage will be paid), must possess a valid CA driver’s license, clear DMV record and provide evidence of current auto insurance.
    • Knowledgeable of computers and software use, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and G Suite Workplace.
    • LiveScan criminal record clearance (or exemption) prior to start.
    • Health Screening and TB Test clearance. Not more than 1 year prior to employment or within 7 days after employment.
    • Physical stamina and ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to perform the assigned duties safely and effectively.
    • Covid Safety Protocols: Aligned with CDC protocols, Futures-Explored requires all employees be fully vaccinated and when eligible; get a booster for COVID-19. In the event of a legal exemption from vaccination, a reasonable accommodation will be considered.

    Great if you have:

    • Knowledgeable of Lanterman Act regulations, Regional Center guidelines, and State of California Licensing regulations.
    • Certified in First Aid/CPR/AED by a qualified instructor.

    Know more about us:


    To apply contact contact: carolwolfflores@futures-explored.org or apply via Indeed