Direct Support Professional - Community Based Day Program

Build Rehabilitation-BuildAbility
North Hollywood, CA
$19 - $20 an hour - Part-time

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  • $19 - $20 an hour

Job type

  • Part-time

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  • Morning shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


North Hollywood, CA

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  • 403(b)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • On-the-job training
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid sick time

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Join the BuildAbility Team as a Direct Support Professional

Are you someone who finds joy in assisting others in reaching their goals? Do you prefer being out in the community rather than confined to a desk? Currently, we're on the lookout for Direct Support Professionals to lend support to participants in our Community Integration Program.

Why work with us:

  • Meaningful Mission: Be a part of a team that's transforming lives and empowering individuals within the community. Our mission is to carve out a space for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, encouraging them to envision a life without limitations and then guiding them toward turning that vision into a reality.
  • Inclusive Environment: Join an organization that values diversity, anti-racism, and inclusion in all aspects of our work.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Enjoy competitive compensation starting at $19.00 - $20.00/hour, along with a generous benefits package.
  • If our values align with yours, then this opportunity is tailor-made for you!

Our Community Integration Program:

  • This is our 100% community-based day program with a focus on pre-vocational skills, safe use of public transportation, social skills practice, and exploration of individual interests.

As a Direct Support Professional, you will be responsible for:

  • Meeting participants at a community hub each morning, and facilitating the scheduled activities for the day, including the use of public transportation.
  • Providing opportunities for the participants to develop socialization/interpersonal communication skills and practice self-regulation/coping techniques.
  • Providing hands-on training, observation, and evaluation of the participant's pre-vocational skills, and finding educational opportunities or classes to assist with further development.
  • Advocating for participants' inclusion in the community and empowering them to exercise their rights.
  • Using BuildAbility’s digital program to log the individual’s progress and performance.


  • Part-time
  • Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Work location:

  • North Hollywood


  • Starting at $19.00 - $20.00/hour (depending on prior experience and qualifications)


  • Paid Sick Time (56 hours)
  • Mileage Reimbursement and Paid Travel Time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Opportunity for Career Advancement

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with individuals with disabilities, their family members, employers, and others in a positive and constructive manner.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must pass a DOJ Live Scan fingerprinting background clearance.
  • Valid California Driver’s License, automobile insurance, and reliable transportation.
  • Willing to travel: up to 75%.
  • Proof of full vaccination (+ Booster Shot) or submit a request for accommodation based upon a medical condition or deeply held religious belief.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spanish speaking.
  • Cultural awareness and adaptability.
  • Familiarity with the Los Angeles Metro system (MetroGo app, route planning, etc.).
  • Knowledge of HCBS Final rule guidelines.
  • Crisis management skills.
  • Prior experience supporting individuals with disabilities. If you don’t have experience, we will provide on-the-job training. Some of our best staff did not have experience prior to being hired at BuildAbility!

BuildAbility is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace environment, stakeholder engagement, and client support. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $19.00 - $20.00 per hour

Expected hours: 25 – 30 per week


  • Employee assistance program
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid sick time
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning shift

Application Question(s):

  • Build's vaccine policy is that all employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or request an exemption from the policy due to a verified medical condition or a deeply held religious belief. Can you comply with Build's vaccine policy?
  • Are you willing to complete or provide proof of a fingerprint live scan background clearance?
  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  • Do you have reliable transportation and can commute to North Hollywood, CA?
  • Are you willing to commit to working Monday - Friday (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)?
  • Are you fluent in speaking and writing in other languages other than English? If so, please list which language(s).
  • How many years of experience do you have in training, teaching, and/or supervising clients or students?
  • Are you comfortable with walking long distances for work?
  • What is your knowledge level in using public transportation in the LA area?
  • How many years of experience do you have assisting adults with developmental disabilities?
  • Do you have a minimum salary requirement? (The current range listed is $19-$20/hour)
  • Please provide your phone number and email address for further communication regarding your application.

Work Location: In person

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