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Direct Support Professional (6000b)  (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Program: Sunny Views (Escondido)

CRF inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

 We are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges. We offer a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters personal growth and development. You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure, learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients and help people change their lives for the better!


Company: Community Research Foundation

Job Position: Direct Support Professional

Program: Sunny Views - Escondido, CA

Hours: 40 hours per week; preferably evening or overnight shifts, but not required

Pay Rate: $27.79 per hour




This program is the first of its kind in San Diego, California.  We support adults with co-occurring mental health and developmental disabilities in a residential home, who come from a variety of backgrounds and levels of skill. We provide services to adults who have unique needs and do not “fit in a box.” Our goal is to create a diverse team by combining behavioral and mental health strategies to compassionately help clients learn to tolerate their stressors and to be successful in their future.


What you will love about this job:

  • We are at one location, no extra driving
  • Get your direct hours and supervision from a team of BCBAs and Mental Health Specialists, who are present in the home up to 40 hours a week
  • We provide excellent benefits for full-time employees (details below)
  • You’ll meet and work with a variety of people and strengthen your clinical skills
  • We provide pay incentives for overnight or weekend shifts
  • We offer a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters and encourages personal growth and development


What you will do at this job:

  • Uphold the integrity and dignity of each client while supporting their daily needs, using evidence based, trauma-informed, positive supports
  • Provide Direct Care for the residents in the facility
  • Teach functional and communication skills to the residents
  • Assist, supervise, and train residents with activities of daily living, such as dressing, eating bathing, toileting, and completing housekeeping and laundry duties
  • Assist Nurse in dispensing and documenting of residents’ medication.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly in-service training sessions.
  • Ensure timely, complete, accurate and professional documentation
  • Observe and report to Director any unusual changes in resident behavior


What you need to do this job:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
  • Minimum two years of experience working with adults with ID/DD and co-occurring behavioral challenges
  • RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) certification required and must be current during employment
  • DSP 1 (Direct Support Professional) certification preferred; required within 12 months of hire date and DSP 2 certification required within 2 years of hire date
  • First Aid/CPR certification is required and must be kept current during employment
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred, but not required
  • A valid California driver’s license in good standing and eligibility to be an approved CRF driver is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to driving personal vehicles on company business.
  • Must be able to pass criminal/background clearance


Benefits: CRF provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer...

  • 19 days of PTO per year
  • “Platinum +” medical plans, with minimal employee cost/expenses for you and excellent coverage
  • Several dental plan options
  • Vision benefits
  • Company-paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Tax-Free Flexible Spending for medical/dental/childcare expenses
  • Generous retirement plan contributions
  • Employee Assistance Plan for you and your family
  • Employee discount program, including pet insurance plans
  • Paid training and supervision hours are available
  • Opportunities for advancement and growth
  • We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates 


All new hires are required to show proof of completed vaccination and booster before their first date of work, unless legally exempted. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


Internal Job Title: Direct Support Professional


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CRF is an equal opportunity employer, and we make employment decisions based on merit. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination and/or harassment of any individual because of that individual's sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical handicap, disability, sexual orientation, protected military status, or medical condition, as well as other categories protected by federal, state and local law. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited and will not be tolerated by CRF.

Diversity at CRF
CRF is committed to cultural competence, and we have established the Cultural Diversity Resource Team (CDRT) whose mission and tasks include ensuring that all our corporate practices are culturally sensitive to both our consumers and employees. The CDRT has developed a company-wide Cultural Diversity Plan and is responsible for creating and offering cultural and ethnic awareness, knowledge, and skills trainings throughout the year.
Cultural Competency training is required of all of our staff, not just those providing clinical services, on an annual basis. It is our pledge to provide behavioral health and psychosocial rehabilitative services that are culturally sensitive to those we serve.