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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 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Thursday, August 11
Wednesday, August 17
Wednesday, August 24

Job Openings

Community Integration Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for providing direct support, teaching, and facilitation to enable participants with disabilities to engage in chosen activities are in line with their person-centered plan. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create and implement a tracking system for all clients served.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and monthly/annual goals.
  • Has the ability to quickly learn new systems as they are implemented.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, videoconferencing using Zoom, Webex, etc., and adequate/reliable internet access.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • CPR and First Aid certification (can be provided by UCP).
  • Valid driver license and clean driving record, Insurance.
  • DOJ fingerprint clearance.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

Direct Support Professional

Hourly Non-exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for providing direct support, teaching, and facilitation to enable participants with disabilities to engage in chosen activities are in line with their person-centered plan. 

SUPERVISOR: Program Manager

DUTIES & RESPONSBILITIES:

  • Provides individual and group supervision and instruction to participants in the community, within the facility, in home or through videoconferencing.
  • Plans and facilitates program activities.
  • Provides care and supervision as necessary to facilitate full participation.
  • Supports participants to best advocate for themselves and participate in informed decision making.
  • Provides feedback to team into the development of Individual Service Plans (ISP)/Person Centered Plan (PCP) and when applicable attend meetings.
  • Provides follow through on the individual’s person-centered plan to assure that they are properly implemented, monitored, documented and evaluated to meet program requirements.
  • Records daily progress made by individuals in meeting ISP/Person-Centered goals.
  • Paperwork and appointment documentation must be recorded daily, accurately, and in a timely manner.
  • Selects or develops person-centered curriculum each day as directed by the individual and/or Program Manager.
  • Attends regularly scheduled trainings and staff meetings, either virtually or in-person.
  • Provides assistance with work site adaptations under direction of Program Manager or their designee.
  • Assists in implementing non-aversive behavioral management plans to meet the needs of the individual.
  • Operates personal or agency-owned vehicle in a safe manner and in accordance with CA State law.
  • Assists with cleanup of program facility and other areas where work may be performed.
  • Follows proper procedures as outlined in their person-centered plan for loading & unloading individuals from vehicles.
  • Assists with safe practices including hand washing, hand sanitizer, donning and maintaining face mask/or shield and maintaining (as best as situation allows) safe distancing. Assists in personal care needs of participants including but not limited to support in the restroom, dressing, eating, lifting, and positioning.
  • Maintains a professional demeanor with employers/families/care providers and other professionals while in the community, and with all outside agencies.
  • Maintains Code of Safe Practices for his or her classification.
  • Dispenses medication to individuals following Program Manager’s directives in accordance with program policies and applicable regulations.
  • Follows guidelines of personnel policies regarding absences.
  • Adheres to the Rights of Persons with Developmental Disabilities, maintains participant confidentiality; follows required reporting procedures with respect to incidents or suspected abuse.
  • Keeps a charged cell phone with them at all times while providing service to supported persons outside of a UCP facility.
  • Follows all protocols regarding individual adaptive needs. Ensures 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.
  • Responds in a timely manner any communication from Program Manager.
  • Logs time accurately and promptly in NOVAtime.
  • Be willing to travel to different locations and have reliable transportation.
  • Other duties assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create and implement a tracking system for all clients served.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and monthly/annual goals.
  • Has the ability to quickly learn new systems as they are implemented.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, videoconferencing using Zoom, Webex, etc., and adequate/reliable internet access.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • CPR and First Aid certification (can be provided by UCP).
  • Valid driver license and clean driving record, Insurance.
  • DOJ fingerprint clearance.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on 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

Class B 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.

Class C Driver

POSTION SUMMARY:

The Class C Driver drives a bus/shuttle van to transport passengers over specified routes to local or distant points according to time schedule by performing the following duties.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts pre- and post-trip inspection of the bus; when indicated arranges to have fluids levels filled or minor adjustments/repairs made before starting the route.  Reports defects to supervisor immediately.  Turns in completed, signed, written report of inspection at the end of each day.
  • Assists passengers from door to door, boarding and de-boarding the bus including personal belongings
  • Makes sure each passenger is properly secured i.e., using his/her seat belt.
  • Assesses the safety features of a wheelchair prior to accepting the individual as a passenger (i.e. brakes are working properly, wheelchair has a seat belt, wheelchair appears to be in good working order).
  • Insures that each person riding in a wheelchair is properly secured with tie-downs.
  • Regulates heating, lighting, ventilating and audio systems for passenger comfort.
  • Complies with local traffic regulations.
  • Reports delays or accidents in a timely manner.
  • Records mileage and daily attendance accurately and completely at the beginning and end of each shift.
  • Cleans vehicle at the end of the daily shift.
  • Follows emergency procedures as outlined in the Shuttle Manual.
  • Follows Code of Safe Practices for the Shuttle department.
  • Submits all required paperwork in a complete and timely manner.
  • Maintains all supplemental equipment for the vehicle including but not limited to: phones/radio, fire extinguishers, tie-downs, first aid kit, bio-hazard kits.
  • Insures that all passengers are treated respectfully, in a professional manner and safely escorted door to door at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Excellent navigation skills and proficiency in using navigation applications to find delivery locations.
  • Time management and organizational skills to keep track of routes and stay on schedule.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • 1 – 3 months related experience and/or training.
  • Knowledgeable of local geography; ability to read a map.
  • CPR and First Aid certification (can be provided by UCP).
  • Valid driver license and clean driving record.
  • DOJ fingerprint clearance.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or operate vehicle/equipment, or assist passengers.
  • Required to talk, listen/hear and interpret information.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or carry up to 75 pounds.

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Respite Caregiver Positions

Respite Caregiver

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Respite Worker

PAY RATE: $16 per hour Work is : Full-time or Part-time -Hourly

BASIC 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

ILS Instructor

Respite Scheduler

Job Summary:

The Respite Scheduler is responsible for matching client requests with an appropriate worker for the client.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provides customer service to clients and workers through email and telephone.
  • Responds to all client requests and cross references the requested criteria to locate an appropriate worker for the client’s needs.
  • Takes and relays messages and provides information to callers.
  • Meets with Respite Workers in person when requested to provide them with clients.
  • Keeps a safe, clean, and presentable area with all necessary materials and supplies.
  • Provides information by answering questions and requests.
  • Schedules appointments and organizes meetings as needed.
  • 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.
  • Detail oriented and able to oversee 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.
  • Has the ability to quickly learn new systems as they are implemented.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education required
  • 1 year of administrative assistant experience
  • Knowledge of appropriate software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat

 Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer and/or talking on the phone.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or carry up to thirty-five pounds.

Respite Caregiver Application

Use this link to apply for the caregiver positions listed above