Tailored Day Instructor
Position: Tailored Day Program Instructor
UCP of Sacramento and Northern California
4350 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95841
Tel: (916) 565-7700 Fax: (916) 565-7773
The UCP Tailored Day Program offers skill-building and unique goal-directed instruction in a client’s home or community environment. The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is not a personal caregiver; but a coach and teacher for the client, enabling them to reach their personalized goals. Many of the goals tailored for the client are in communication and language development, community integration activities, functional academics, self-advocacy, technology, vocational and volunteer opportunities. The DSP must be able to follow the ISP goals and objectives (developed in tandem with the regional center) and document the client’s progress, as well as write a monthly summary. The DSP works one on one with the client, approximately 2 hours a session, with a maximum of 8 hours in a week. Multiple clients may be assigned to the case load.
- Driver’s License & proof of Insurance with reliable transportation
- Able to fluently speak, read and write English
- Basic math skills needed, i.e. addition, subtraction, division
- Dependable, good listener, patient, ability to focus on goals and objectives, and believe in the ability of each individual to succeed
- Good communicator, flexible, self-motivated, a problem-solver
- Ability to create a comfortable but stimulating environment
- Ability to work independently without direct supervision but as directed by Program Manager.
PROGRAM: Tailored Day Program – Discovering Options
MANAGER: Loie Rhodes
WAGE: $12.00 per hour plus mileage and paid driving time from day program to clients home.
SCHEDULE: This position is compatible with existing DSP schedules. DSP’s encouraged to apply for additional hours, up to 40 per week.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current driver’s license
Current CPR certification
Current First Aid certification
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed by uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Other Skills and Abilities
Ability to lift 35 pounds
Possess clean driving record
Successfully pass fingerprint clearance
Successfully pass post job offer physical
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to a variety of home environments. The noise level in these environments is generally quiet. The employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions when on an outing with the consumer.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Customer Service – Manages difficult of emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to other without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values.
Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management director; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
Initiative – Asks for and offers help when needed.
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Sacramento and Northern California, Inc., hires and promotes employees regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age (over 40 years), sex, marital status, medical condition, physical handicap, or veteran status.