California - US Full Time 5 days ago

Are you looking for a fulfilling career with growth opportunities?

Are you a compassionate person who wants to make a difference in the
lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

Do you want to join a supportive team of professionals working across the state of California who is dedicated to inclusion and diversity?

If you answered yes to these three questions, we want to hear from you!

Options For All (OFA) is looking for Direct Support Professional to work with our participants. You’ll have the chance to gain experience across several of our programs and work with an experienced team that loves what they do.

When you join the OFA team, you’ll be set up for success! OFA is committed to supporting all employees with the tools and resources they need to provide the best possible services to our participants. Here are just a few of the other benefits you will receive when you join team OFA as a full-time employee:

  • Company paid Dental and Vision Benefits for full-time employees
  • Several medical benefits options to choose from
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits start your first day of hire
  • Company issued iPhone while serving in this role
  • Extensive wellness program to benefit your and your family

Ready to apply? Review the job details below and submit your application!


Under direct supervision of the Area Manager and/or Case Manager, the Direct Support Professional I (DSP-I) provides direct support and instruction to participants with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) within our Independent/Supported Living Skills (ILS/SLS), Community Engagement (CE), Tailored Day Service (TDS), and Supported Employment programs. Areas of instruction include: on the job supports, household maintenance, money management, academic support, access and use of community resources, meal planning and preparation, health and safety, grooming and hygiene support, functional skills and activities of daily living supports. These services may be delivered in-person or virtually depending on the participants needs and/or preferences, and as directed by the supervisor.

Objectives of this Role

1. Provide support to participants in assigned program.

2. Provide direct support and supervision to participants in community settings, home environments, and at job sites, in-person and/or virtually

3. Model appropriate behavioral and functional life skills for program participants

4. Provide support and instruction to enhance each participants ability to reach individual goals and/or achieve a higher level of independence

5. Maintain the health and safety of program participants at all times

Daily, Weekly and Monthly Responsibilities

1. Provide direct service that is customized to each participants needs and goals

2. Deliver curriculum and activities according to the person-centered service model, adjusting to unique support needs

3. Build and maintain effective relationships with program participants, families and stakeholders

4. Provide applicable and pertinent updates for assigned participants for each delivery of service

5. Track and report service hours, details of activities and progress on goals by completing daily case notes for participants in database management system


This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions. This job description is in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management.

Skills and Abilities

1. Provide support, supervision, motivation and instruction to participants in the community, at home, at job sites, and during activities in-person and/or remotely

2. Creative approaches to deliver program activities and planned curriculum outlined in each participants Individual Support Plan (ISP) and/or Positive Behavioral Intervention (PBI) plan

3. Implement age-appropriate curriculum for participant activities

4. Display fundamental behavioral support skills in supporting individuals with disabilities (i.e., prompting, cues, fading, reinforcing, redirecting)

5. Provide transportation during program for each participant as assigned

6. Implement, follow, and document work and community training schedules for participants

7. Assist participants with their self-help needs, including support in the areas of eating, rest rooming and grooming, using universal precautions and best practice

8. Intervene and diffuse escalating behavioral situations as necessary, using non-violent crisis intervention methods, prioritizing the safety of participants and staff

9. Provide appropriate level of supervision to participants according to individual needs and environments

10. Conduct monthly safety drills with participants

11. Support and maintain the health and safety of program participants

12. Complete all other duties as assigned by supervisor

Reporting and Documentation

1. Complete all required billing support documentation and reports for assigned participants

2. Effectively communicate verbally and/or in writing any notable information on participants service delivery or changes to the Area Manager and/or Case Manager in a timely manner

3. Maintain confidentiality of participant files and records and OFA proprietary information

4. Document daily participant progress toward achievement of goals and objectives

Minimum Qualifications

1. H.S. Diploma or equivalent

2. Fundamental skills in supporting people with I/DD (in-person and/or remote)

3. Basic tech skills (mobile phone use, email, Microsoft, Zoom, electronic database systems)

Employment Requirements

1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position

2. Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and auto insurance

3. Ability to conduct in-person and virtual program services and activities

4. Ability to work with individuals with unique physical, emotional, social and vocational needs

5. Ability to communicate professionally, both written and verbal

6. Ability to take direction and work as a part of team and independently

7. Successful completion of all required trainings


This position requires the employee to regularly stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. (S)he must be capable of writing, using a computer keyboard, telephone and related office equipment. Ability to lift 10lbs. required.

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will experience normal office conditions with a well-lighted work area and minor noise from standard office equipment.

Per the state of California guidelines, all new hires will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire.

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