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UCP has a variety of job openings for individuals who are interested in helping make life without limits for people with disabilities. If you are looking for a rewarding career, check out what UCP has to offer. Jobs can range from shuttle and bus drivers to respite workers.

If you’re interested in helping supply confidence, lend a helping hand, and make a difference in the lives of those around you, then we’d love to add you to our team.

UCP will be hosting Open Interview during the month of May.
All open interviews will take place at UCP Admin Office location at 4350 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento Ca 95841 between the hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Thursday, May 12
Thursday, May 19 – UCP Job Fair 
Thursday, May 26 

Job Openings

Direct Support Professional

Hourly Non-exempt

BASIC FUNCTION:

UCP’s Direct Support Professional will provide supervision and instruction to consumers with developmental or physical disabilities who are integrated into the community or other appropriate natural environments; develop and implement teaching strategies for enhancing consumer’s growth potential; maintain data collection for program accountability. Responsible for maintaining the dignity, respect, health and safety of all program participants while instructing and supporting consumers in the pursuit of individual goals/objectives.

SUPERVISOR: Program Manager

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of developmental disabilities and possible physical, behavioral and medical problems that can accompany the primary disability preferred;

Language Skills:

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 consumers, careproviders/parents and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in day-to-day situations.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, it would be helpful for an individual to have basic computer knowledge, knowledge of word processing software and various educational software programs desirable.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Current CPR and First Aid certification mandatory
  • Current and clean California driver’s license; current automobile insurance
  • PART certification desirable

Other Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic non-aversive behavior management techniques preferred; Ability to meet all state licensing requirements including fingerprint clearance; Successfully passing a pre-employment exam directly related to job duties; Successfully pass drug testing.
  • Knowledge of correct lifting, positioning and transferring techniques, as well as the ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • 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 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 regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50pounds. 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 indoor office environments as well as outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually ranges from quiet to moderately noisy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provides individual and group supervision and instruction to consumers both in the community and within the program facility.
  2. Provides input into the development of Individual Service Plans.
  3. Provides follow through on consumer’s ISP goals/objectives to assure that they are properly implemented, monitored, documented and evaluated to meet program requirements.
  4. Records daily progress made by consumer in meeting ISP objectives/goals.
  5. Sets up instructional/training supplies each day as directed by the Program Manager or his/her designee.
  6. Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings with Program Manager and other related personnel.
  7. Assists in developing and implementing non-aversive behavioral management plans to meet the needs of the consumer.
  8. Operates personal or agency-owned vehicle in a safe manner and in accordance with California State law.
  9. Assists with clean up of program facility and ensure that all materials are put away in appropriate location.
  10. Monitors and assists consumers arriving and departing the program including program vehicles and outside transportation departments.
  11. Assists in personal care needs of consumers including but not limited to toileting, dressing, feeding, personal hygiene, lifting and positioning.
  12. Ensures consumer’s safety with regard to special adapted equipment, i.e., wheelchairs, trays, speech devices.
  13. Maintains a professional demeanor with management, co-workers, members of the community, and with all outside agencies.
  14. Maintains Code of Safe Practices for his or her classification.
  15. Dispenses medication to consumers following Program Manager’s directives.
  16. Adheres to the guidelines found in the Employee Handbook.
  17. Adheres to the Rights of Persons with Developmental Disabilities, maintain consumer confidentiality, follow required reporting procedures with respect to special incidents or suspected abuse.
  18. Advocates for consumer rights and needs.
  19. Completes and submits in a timely fashion, documentation of each consumer’s progress including daily session notes, monthly progress reports and daily activity sheets.
  20. Assists consumers with unanticipated or emergency situations that may arise.
  21. Selects or develops resource materials to enable consumer growth.
  22. Participates in in-service training as required and maintains required certification.
  23. Adheres to guidelines for conducting Community Based Instruction.
  24. Other duties as assigned.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Consumer Service – Manages difficult or emotional consumer situations; Responds promptly to consumer needs; Solicits consumer 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 others 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; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People – Includes consumers in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Makes self available to consumers; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops consumers’ skills and encourages growth.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • 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; Benefits organization through outside activities
  • Judgement – 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.
  • Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes consumers and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • 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.
  • Quantity – Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works at the proper pace for the situation.
  • 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; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.

LINE OF AUTHORITY:

For establishing policy: May recommend only

For incurring expenses: None

For personnel changes: None

Full Time Driver

UCP of Sacramento and Northern California is currently accepting applications for experienced Full TIme Class B driver. Driver responsibilities include the safe transfer of adults with developmental disabilities from their homes to day programs and back through a directed route.

Candidates must possess a Class B 15+ passenger driver’s license w/Passenger Endorsement, a current H6 DMV 10-year printout and a minimum of 2 years Class B driving experience. Applicants with previous experience working with people with disabilities are a plus. We are seeking candidates with excellent driving records, Customer service skills and knowledge of the Sacramento area.

This is a full-time position, working Monday – Friday, with excellent benefits, to include Vacation/Sick/Holiday pay, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Long Term Disability/403b Plan with a match. All schedules are split shift with morning hours, an approximate 2 hour break, then an afternoon schedule.

We comply with DOT Driver Regulations.

Interested applicants must submit a completed application, which may be found online at www.ucpsacto.org, to: 4350 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95841, or fax to 916/565-7773. You may also pick up an application at the Auburn Blvd. address or at UCP’s Transporation office inside the Paratransit building at 2501 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95822. You must provide a 10-yr. H6 DMV printout with your application.

Accounts Receivable Specialist

The Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for all accounts receivable functions including billings, collections, receipts, and accounting entries. This position will post accounting transactions in the accounting system, analyze accounts receivable files, work on large excel spreadsheets, perform reconciliations, corrections, and match up data between various systems.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all Billing Authorization Records
  • Calculate, Create and Submit all Billing Invoices
  • Reconciling Accounts Receivables and ensure Collections received
  • Process all incoming Checks, CCs, and ACH entries
  • Accurately enter all AR Accounting GL code entries
  • Identify changes in Revenue streams
  • Working with Year End Audits
  • Other projects as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze data, identify and resolve problems
  • 10-key by touch
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and written
  • Able to work independently and in fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to accuracy and detail
  • Ability to anticipate work needs and interact professionally with customers
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and monthly/annual goals, and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Has the ability to quickly learn new systems as they are implemented

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education required
  • 1-3 years of related experience preferred but willing to train the right candidate
  • Familiarity with GAAP and Debits and Credits preferred
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite, and especially with Excel
  • Experience with SAGE MAS 90 software a plus

 Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk working at a computer and/or talking on the phone

Must be able to occasionally lift and/or carry up to 35 pounds

Operations Project Manager

The Project Manager is responsible for working closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and other UCP staff to pursue strategic initiatives for the Operations department. These projects typically relate to program development and/or non-profit operations and may include support for new new program development, assistance in writing policies or program manuals, collection of key program indicators, data, or other metrics, program budget development and analysis, research projects, generation of reports for third-parties (such as regional centers, DDS, Cal-Trans, grants, etc.), special reports, annual reports, and other duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Pursues, updates, and manages multiple projects for the Operations department.
  • Understands and execute strategic initiatives and goals set by the COO.
  • Develops comprehensive plans for strategic initiatives for COO approval.
  • Sets meetings with key stakeholders to gather information or work on project goals.
  • Leads planning meetings with stakeholders and ensure common understanding of goals, milestones, and responsibilities.
  • Manages project budgets and timelines.
  • Collects, analyses, and reports on key program metrics and indicators.
  • Coordinates with other UCP divisions (finance, HR, marketing, administration, etc.) on special initiatives and monitors compliance with existing policies and procedures.
  • Proposes creative solutions to organizational challenges.
  • Develops organizational systems and/or technology tools to improve team efficiency, communication, or outcomes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form; above average written communications skills are necessary as well as the ability to interact in person and over the phone with a wide variety of constituents.
  • Above-average project management experience covering a wide range of tasks
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse people and teams
  • Above-average organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented and able to handle multiple priorities at the same time; multi-tasking is essential.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and monthly/annual goals.
  • Ability to adapt to new processes, learn new systems, and facilitate positive and healthy change.
  • Ability to travel to different program locations throughout the greater Sacramento area.
  • CA driver’s license, insurance, and personal vehicle required for travel.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education required. Bachelor’s or some college preferred.  
  • 2 years of organizational leadership and/or management experience.
  • Knowledge of appropriate software including: Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer and/or talking on the phone.
  • Travel to program locations throughout the area.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or carry up to 35 pounds.

Location:  UCP Corporate Office, Sacramento
FLSA Status: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time; est. 40hrs per Week
Pay Scale: $20-$30 per hour DOE

Operations Assistant

The Operations Assistant is responsible for completion of administrative tasks assigned by the Chief Operating Officer and to provide direct administrative support to the Operations Team and UCP’s program teams.

Duties an Responsibilities:

  • Provides daily administrative support to the COO and other members of the Operations Team.
  • Prepares correspondence, reports, department forms.
  • Develops and maintains physical and electronic files.
  • Collects and tabulates monthly Key Preformance Indicators (KPI’s) from each program.
  • Anwers general phone calls and emails.
  • Completes meeting minutes
  • Drafts and edits general correspondeces such as memos, letters, policies and procedures
  • Provides program support on IT and admin issues.
  • Travels to program locations to provide on-site administrative support as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  1. Must be able to communicate in both verbal and written forms.
  2. Ability to interact in person and over the phone with a wide variety of constituents.
  3. Ability to use office software to schedule meetings, prepare documents, complete data entry, and complete other administrative tasks.
  4. Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people and teams.
  5. Detail orientated.

Education and/or Experience:

  1. Minimum high school diploma or GED required.  Associates Degree or higher level of education preferred. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer and/or talking on the phone.
  • Travel to program locations throughout the area.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or carry up to 35 pounds.

Location: UCP Corporate Office, Sacramento, CA
FLSA Status: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time; est. 40hrs per week.
Pay Scale: $16-$20 Per Hour

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Respite Caregiver Positions

Respite Caregiver

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Respite Worker

PAY RATE: $14.85 per hourWORK IS: Part-time, HourlyBASIC FUNCTION: Respite Caregivers attend to the personal needs of children and/or adults with disabilities while providing quality in-home care by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • As needs require, provides assistance to the physical care needs of the child/adult by performing the tasks that may include: bathing, toileting, dressing, feeding/meal preparation.
  • Insures the proper use of adapted equipment including, but not limited to, wheelchairs, braces, crutches, communication devices, hearing aids, seating or positioning equipment, communication devices, or other similar pieces of equipment.
  • Provides for the safety and constant supervision of children and/or adults in his/her care.
  • Initiates age-appropriate activities for the individual in his/her care.
  • Provides care for other siblings in the home as long as it does not interfere with the care provided to the individuals with a disability.
  • Provides feedback to the parent(s) regarding activities that took place during the respite.
  • Administers medication in compliance with UCP’s Family Respite Services policies.
  • Provides transportation for the consumer with prior written consent of the parent(s) and in accordance with UCP’s Family Respite policies.
  • Follows guidelines and directions established by the child’s parent(s) while in the consumer’s home.
  • Adheres to client and program confidentiality.
  • Contacts the office on a regular basis regarding availability, respite requests, concerns, etc.
  • Submits required paperwork/documentation in a complete and timely manner.
  • Adheres to the code of Safe Practices for his/her employment area.
  • Obtains and maintains First Aid and CPR certification.
  • QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be mad to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    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

    Language Skills

    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.

    Mathematical Skills

    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.

    Reasoning Ability

    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.

    Computer Skills

    None

    Other Skills and Abilities

    Ability to lift 35 pounds

    Other Qualifications

    • 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.

    COMPETENCIES

    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.

    Respite Caregiver – El Dorado County

    Respite Caregivers are needed in El Dorado County. If you are looking for a job with flexibility and close to where you live, consider working as a respite care worker for UCP of Sacramento and Northern California.

    If you are interested in helping people with disabilities live a life without limits then consider becoming a UCP Respite Caregiver!

    UCP’s Family Respite Care has expanded to El Dorado County (EDC) and we’re looking for respite workers to help care for individuals with developmental disabilities at home and in the community.

    Benefits of Respite Work:

    • Flexible Work Hours – You pick the days and times you want to work
    • Competitive Pay
    • Quick Commute – El Dorado residents can work in El Dorado County
    • Reimbursement for Mileage
    • No Medical Training Needed or Prior Experience Required
    • Rewarding & Fun

    Respite Work is Rewarding!

    The job of a respite worker can be tough and demanding, yet it is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding jobs you’ll ever have. As a respite worker, you provide family members who care for their developmentally disabled loved ones with a much needed break. By coming into the home, you give caregivers the opportunity to step away, accomplish other tasks or simply re-energize. Review the Respite Caregiver job description here.
    Fill out UCP’s Respitrack – Online Respite Caregiver Application now

    Respite Caregiver Job Openings Available throughout El Dorado County!

    • El Dorado County
    • Cameron Park
    • Coloma
    • Cool
    • Georgetown
    • Grizzly Flats
    • Shingle Springs
    • Placerville
    • Pollock Pines
    • Somerset

    About UCP Family Respite Service

    UCP’s Family Respite Service renews energy and reduces demands on a life that can often be overwhelming when caring for someone living with developmental disabilities. Caring for an individual with developmental disabilities like autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy is a 24/7 job that can have severe emotional and physical repercussions on a family. Respite care is a proven prevention technique that not only protects a caregiver’s health and well-being, but prevents out-of-home placements and reduces the risk of abuse or neglect. Find out more about UCP Family Respite Care.

    Questions about Respite Caregiver Positions in El Dorado County?

    Contact:

    UCP Family Respite Supervisor, El Dorado County

    916-779-6270

    C.L.A.S.P. Caregiver*

    Respite Caregiver Application

    Use this link to apply for the caregiver positions listed above