DSP - Individualized Services (San Fernando Valley Region, CA)

Build Rehabilitation-BuildAbility
San Fernando Valley, CA
$19 - $20 an hour - Part-time

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  • $19 - $20 an hour

Job type

  • Part-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekends as needed
  • Evenings as needed
  • Morning shift


San Fernando Valley, CA

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

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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 Tailored Day Services 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 Quest Tailored Day Services Program:

  • In this program, we serve adults with an intellectual or developmental disability in their home or the community, focusing on post-secondary education, vocational interests, and other personal goals. DSP's travel to meet 1-3 individuals per day and provide one-on-one direct support.

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

  • Provide individual support in the home or community setting as identified in the participant’s Individualized Personal Plan.
  • Work closely with the participant’s support team to identify needs and develop plans.
  • Navigate private and public resources to create opportunities for growth, develop skills, and meet specific goals outlined in the Individual Service Design and IPP.
  • Travel with participants throughout the local community to attend social events, recreational activities, school, etc.
  • Advocate for participants’ rights and individual choice in all settings and provide services in accordance with HCBS Final Rule guidelines.
  • Complete required documentation, including daily notes, activities using Buildability digital platforms, and written reports of client progress or barriers encountered in meeting goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to assure the efficiency of program services.


  • Part-time (6-25hrs)
  • Day shift, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability
  • Hours assigned are subject to change weekly based on availability

Work location:

  • San Fernando Valley and Burbank/Glendale region


  • 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.
  • Cultural awareness and adaptability.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spanish speaking.
  • Familiarity with the Los Angeles Metro system (MetroGo app, route planning, etc.).
  • Experience with resource navigation (Transportation resources, accessibility resources, etc.).
  • Experience with technology.
  • 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: 6 – 25 per week


  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid training
  • 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?
  • How many hours a week are you looking for?
  • What days of the week and time of day are you available for work? Please specify if you are available mornings, evenings, and weekends
  • Are you fluent in speaking and reading in other languages other than English? If so, please list which language(s).
  • What is your knowledge level in using public transportation in the LA area?
  • How many years of experience do you have in training, teaching, and/or supervising clients or students?
  • 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.
  • Do you have reliable transportation and can commute within the greater San Fernando Valley, Burbank, and Glendale areas?

Work Location: In person

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