DSP - Behavior Management Day Program (San Fernando, CA)

Build Rehabilitation-BuildAbility
1235 Truman Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
$20 - $21 an hour - Full-time

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  • $20 - $21 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday


1235 Truman Street, San Fernando, CA 91340

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  • 403(b)
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

Full job description

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 Behavior Management Day 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 $20.00 - $21.00/hour, along with a generous benefits package for full-time staff.
  • If our values align with yours, then this opportunity is tailor-made for you!

Our Behavior Management Day Program:

  • This is our site-based day program where we serve adults with an intellectual or developmental disability. DSP's work in a ratio to focus on developing positive behavioral responses, socialization, pre-vocational skills, and exploration of interests.
  • This program also includes community access for people who have developed the skills needed to explore the community safely.

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

  • Implementing participant services and training based on functional behavioral assessments and Individual Service Plans.
  • Providing opportunities for participants to develop socialization/interpersonal communication skills and practice self-regulation/coping techniques.
  • Assisting individuals with aspects of daily living, including but not limited to: feeding, toileting, and dressing in compliance with hygiene curriculum.
  • Providing hands-on training, observation, and evaluation of the participant's pre-vocational skills and finding educational opportunities or classes to assist them in further development.
  • Using a digital client service platform to accurately record all data, progress notes, session comments, concerns, and action plans for each session/unit of service.


  • Full-time (33-35hrs)
  • Monday to Friday

Work location:

  • 1235 Truman St #100, San Fernando CA, 91340


  • Starting at $20.00 - $21.00 /hour (dependent upon prior experience and qualifications).

Benefits (Full-Time Staff):

  • 90% coverage for Medical and 100% coverage for Dental and Vision insurance
  • 100% Employer Paid Life Insurance for up to 2X the annual salary with Reliance Standard
  • Paid vacation starting at 2 weeks per year
  • 56 hours of paid sick leave
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • Mileage Reimbursement & Cell Phone Stipend
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 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.
  • Understanding of behavior modification and de-escalation techniques.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be able to meet Community Care Licensing requirements to pass a Department of Justice criminal background clearance.
  • Valid California Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
  • Reliable Smart Phone and willingness to download work-related applications.
  • Proof of full vaccination (+ Booster Shot) or submit a request for accommodation based upon a medical condition or deeply held religious belief.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and working in a behavior management program.
  • CPI Certified.
  • CPR/First Aid Certified.
  • Spanish speaking.

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: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 - $21.00 per hour

Expected hours: 33 – 35 per week


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing to complete the following as a requirement of the position?: Fingerprint Background Check, Testing for TB Infection, Physical Examination
  • 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?
  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  • Do you have reliable transportation and are able to commute to San Fernando, CA?
  • Are you currently CPR/First Aid certified?
  • How many years of experience do you have assisting adults with developmental disabilities?
  • How many years of experience do you have with crisis and behavior management?
  • Are you available to commit to the scheduled work hours? Monday-Friday 8:00/8:30 a.m. - 3:30/4:00 p.m.
  • Are you fluent in speaking and reading in other languages other than English? If so, please list which language(s).
  • Do you have a minimum salary requirement? (The listed range for this position is $20-$21.00)
  • Please provide your phone number and email address for further communication regarding your application.

Work Location: In person

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