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Direct Support Staff

People's Care was listed in Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, 7 years in a row. To fuel this incredible growth, we need more people. People like you. People who share our values and goals.


1. Job Identification 

  • Job Title: Supportive Living Services Staff 
  • Reports to: Supervisor
  • Rate:  11.45 per hour Part Time or Full Time


2. Job Summary 

Assist adults with physical and developmental disabilities in their daily lives. Assist with complete care of dietary, hygiene, bathing, grooming, and dressing needs, including assisting with restroom and changing of under garments. Redirect behaviors with various activities including, walking, reading, games, math, and computer projects. 

3. Knowledge

  • Knowledge of adults with developmental disabilities
  • Knowledge of dual diagnosis
  • Knowledge of behavioral issues, including aggressive, non-verbal and self-injury behaviors
  • Knowledge of Individual Program Plans
  • Knowledge of ABA techniques. 

4. Education and Experience 

  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED. 
  • Minimum Experience: 1 year experience preferred supporting adults with developmental disabilities. 


5. Essential Functions 

  • Outline and prepare daily routine(s) for clients' (visual and active) as written in Individual Program Plan 
  • Assist clients with bathroom needs 
  • Change clients' under garments and/or clothing if needed 
  • Prepare daily meals and assist with clean-up 
  • Pick-up/drop-off clients in company vans from/to their home/facility (if necessary)
  • Facilitate their departure and arrival for work or daily outdoor community integration activities in various weather conditions 
  • Participate in client assessment, planning, and evaluation processes 
  • Input all client notes into Relias
  • Review IPP goals and update Supervisors when necessary 
  • Support clients with daily living and vocational activities 
  • Work at other Day Programs as needed 

6. Career Path 

Career pathing can differ with each individual's knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. Lateral moves are sometimes beneficial to attaining one's ultimate desired position.

Program Manager - Supervisor - Supportive Living Services Staff 

7. Physical Requirements 

The SLS/ILS staff works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. 
8. Other Requirements 

The position will require the Candidate to be at least 21 years of age (to drive for People's Care), possess a valid California Driver's License, registration and auto insurance. Candidate must successfully pass all pre-employment requirements, including but not limited to background check, physical etc. If required to drive, candidate must possess proof of valid insurance and registration.

At People's Care, our most valuable resource is the extraordinary people who make up our support staff. Do you have a passion for providing quality support to individuals with special needs? Do you thrive on helping others build/reach their goals in a positive, life-enriching environment?

If so, we want to hear from you!

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