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United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona (UCPSA) is a local non-profit with an ongoing need for caring and compassionate staff members able provide non-medical, in-home supports to the elderly and people with all types of disabilities.

At UCPSA, our mission is to provide a level of care that enables individuals to maintain independence in their own home or community. Additionally, UCPSA has specialty departments:

• ASCEND is a program that offers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to individuals with autism.
• WorkAbility is a program that provides individualized training and employment for people with disabilities. 

Experience the rewarding career of working with a team of professionals to provide quality in-home caregiving for individuals with disabilities at UCPSA. We offer flexible schedules, full- and part-time positions and have positions available all over Tucson and the surrounding areas. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have the ability to obtain a Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
UCPSA Caregiver

Direct Care Worker

Position:Direct Care Worker
Wage:$14.00/hour
Supervised By:Staff Supervisor
Supervise:n/a
Classification:Hourly
Hours:Both full-time and part-time
Description:Direct Care Workers provide services such as respite services, personal care, meal preparation, medication administration or housekeeping services.
Requirements:
  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Current CPR certification
  3. Current First Aid certification
  4. Successful fingerprint and DES/CPS/APS clearance
  5. Tuberculosis clearance
  6. Ability to lift and transfer 50 pounds
Three months of experience as a Direct Care Worker is required to provide respite services
Preferred:
  1. Prior experience providing direct care
  2. Bilingual
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Habilitation Provider

Position:Habilitation Provider
Wage:$14.00/hour
Supervised By:Staff Supervisor
Supervise:n/a
Classification:Hourly
Hours:Both full-time and part-time
Description:The primary responsibility of a Habilitation Provider is to help individuals with disabilities learn daily living skills so that they may lead more independent, self-directed lives. Secondarily, habilitation providers sometimes supply personal care, supervision and/or housekeeping services to individuals authorized for those services as well.
Requirements:
  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Current CPR certification
  3. Current First Aid certification
  4. Successful fingerprint and DES/CPS/APS clearance
  5. Tuberculosis clearance
  6. Three months of experience as a Direct Care Worker (Bachelor’s degree in a related field may substitute for experience)
  7. Ability to work without direct supervision
  8. Good written and verbal skills
Preferred:
  1. Prior experience working with individuals with disabilities in a habilitation setting
  2. One year of education in a related field
  3. Bilingual or multilingual

 

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Job Coaches

Position: Job Coach
Supervised By: Employment Services Program Manager
Supervise: n/a
Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Hours: Part time, flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends

Job Duties

1. Promote and follow WorkAbility mission and philosophy
2. Adhere to scheduled work hours including reliable attendance, punctuality, and availability reported to supervisors
3. Support and train individuals for employment on a job site or in the community
4. Maintain individualized employment opportunities in the community
5. Maintain relationships with employers that partner with WorkAbility
6. Develop and implement task analysis’s as directed by Employment Services Program Manager and /or Job Developer
7. Document and track progress on goals and objectives on info analysis forms
8. Implement the WorkAbility curriculum into employment sessions
9. Comply with mandatory reporting of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of consumers—either witnessed or suspected
10. Use the following for reporting time worked: GPS, the Telephony system, and/or submit timesheets for each shift according to UCPSA and contractual guidelines
11. Adhere to UCPSA, WorkAbility, and Job site policies
12. Assist members in the completion of job/volunteer applications, preparation for interviews, and scheduled appointments
13. Follow Action Plan goals and objectives
14. Maintain a flexible work schedule. Job coaches may be required to work weekends and evenings
15. Maintain professional boundaries with community partners, job site staff, WorkAbility members, and their families.
16. Comply with confidentiality requirements regarding member files, curriculum, HIPPA, and proprietary materials.
17. Maintain consistent communication with Employment Services Program Manager (“ESPM”)
18. Attend WorkAbility meetings, networking events, job fairs, etc when requested
19. Check emails and text messaging daily for schedule, changes to the schedule, and updates/cancelations
20. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude with businesses, co-workers, and WorkAbility members

21. Document and communicate all significant work related situations and/or correspondences with members/employers on an Info Analysis report and to the “ESPM”.

22. Support and train individuals for employment at a job site and/or in the community.

  • a. Assist and follow up with job applications, resumes, and interview preparation.
  • b. Document significant work-related situations at the job site and complete an Information Analysis Report; report the situation[s] to the Employment Services Coordinator immediately.
  • c. Assess work environments for task analysis.
  • d. Document other incidents using UCPSA procedures, e.g., Workers’ Compensation, report Incidents to WorkAbility admin.
  • e. Maintain a safe working environment in accordance with applicable standards relevant to the WorkAbility members’ job duties.
  • f. Maintain safety when transporting members in personal vehicles and in WorkAbility owned vehicles.
  • g. Follow contractual vehicle maintenance requirements

23. Adhere to UCPSA and WorkAbility’s professional dress code: No tank tops, flip flops, shorts, ripped or torn clothing, sweat pants, or athletic wear allowed.
24. Conduct other reasonable duties as assigned by “ESPM” and Director of Program.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:


1. 18 years of age or older.
2. Current CPR certification.
3. Current First Aid certification.
4. Must have reliable transportation.
5. Ability to obtain and maintain a fingerprint clearance.
6. Acceptable DES background check.
7. Valid driver’s license, three years driving record, current auto insurance and registration.
8. Must have a smartphone
9. Must have at least 2 years of experience working with adults who have a disability.
10. The ability to work in a team environment.
11. The ability to handle difficult situations with members and/or businesses successfully and professionally.
12. Ability to work flexible schedules.
13. Demonstrate proficient computer skills such as navigating Google Drive and Microsoft Word (resume building, document formatting, and professional documentation and emails).
14. Ability to be proactive and work independently.
15. Must have good written and verbal communication skills.

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ASCEND Behavior Technician

Position:ASCEND Behavior Technician
Supervised By:ASCEND Program Coordinator
Supervise:n/a
Classification:Hourly, Non-Exempt
Hours:Both full-time and part-time

Job Duties

  1. Provide direct ABA habilitation services to ASCEND consumers in a home or community-based setting.
    1. Participate in orientations to meet potential ASCEND families and consumers.
    2. Dedicate the first 5-10 sessions to establishing a positive relationship with ASCEND consumers.
    3. Adapt to unique preferences and learning needs of each ASCEND consumer.
    4. Adhere to the direction and training provided by ASCEND Consultants.
    5. Review and follow the individualized habilitation plan, goals, teaching objectives, and behavior support plans for each ASCEND consumer.
    6. Create learning opportunities during play, daily living, and structured activities.
    7. Use evidence-based teaching methods to address various deficits in developmental and functional skills (communication, imitation, play, socialization, self-care, community safety, self-regulation).
    8. Maintain a fun and optimistic attitude toward learning. 
    9. Record data across multiple teaching programs, targets, and behavioral measures.
  2. Be an active member of the ASCEND Team.
    1. Provide feedback as a member of each ASCEND consumer’s team regarding successes, challenges and future action items.
    2. Develop and maintain positive and professional working relationships with ASCEND consultants, families, and consumers.
    3. Maintain effective communication with ASCEND Consultants by returning phone calls and emails in a timely manner.
    4. Initiate contact with ASCEND Consultants to address needs and questions.
    5. Attend in office meetings as requested by ASCEND Consultants.
    6. Maintain a commitment to ongoing training and development of skills.
  3. Maintain compliance with the UCPSA policies and procedures.
    1. Adhere to UCPSA Policies and Procedures.
    2. Meet all basic training and certification requirements within required timelines.
    3. Adhere to a weekly work schedule with good attendance and punctuality.
    4. Clock in and out using Telephony and/or GPS.
    5. Notify the ASCEND Program Coordinator 2 weeks ahead of schedule changes.
    6. Keep personal and payroll information current with the agency.
    7. Maintain adequate personal hygiene and wear appropriate clothing.
    8. Maintain consumer and agency confidentiality at all times.
    9. Maintain consumer and agency confidentiality at all times. Communicate and submit documentation of consumer incidents, illnesses, injuries or issues within 24 hours to the ASCEND Program Coordinator or Director.
    10. Adhere to mandatory reporting laws by communicating witnessed or suspected instances of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of ASCEND consumers.
    11. Conduct other reasonable duties as assigned by ASCEND Program Coordinator and Director.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Minimum 3 months experience ABA, habilitation, or teaching experience.
  • Successful completion of AHCCCS mandated training.
  • Hold or eligible to obtain Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Hold or eligible to obtain CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Hold or eligible to obtain Article 9 training.
  • Hold or eligible to obtain Prevention and Support Training.
  • Hold or eligible to obtain a current TB test.
  • The ability to pass a Department of Economic Security background check.
  • Completed and signed application with three references.
  • Have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Have the ability to easily move and shift between body positions (sit, stand, kneel, squat, crawl).
  • The ability to work effectively with team members as well as independently.
  • Have strong time management skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Possess strong oral communication skills.
  • The ability to learn and operate agency program software, as well as other computer programs necessary to complete job duties.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual.
  • Training or education in Behavior Analysis, Autism, Psychology, Special Education or a related field.
  • Prior experience working with individuals with disabilities.
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Program Manager

Position:Program Manager
Supervised By:ASCEND Program Coordinator
Supervise:n/a
Hours:Full-time

Job Duties

  1. Working Mon-Fri 8a-5p. Please note the position will occasionally require the manager to work a slightly different schedule to accommodate client needs. This may include working direct care shifts, some evenings/ weekends.
  2. Performing on-call duties at least once every 10 weeks. The duties last for a duration of 2 consecutive weeks. These duties include answering and managing emergency phone calls from 5p-8a M-F and all day Sat and Sun. These duties may also include working direct care shifts.
  3. Maintaining and growing a caseload.
  4. Scheduling shifts for clients and direct care staff.
  5. Orienting and training direct care staff with clients.
  6. Monitoring direct care staff performance.
  7. Holding staff meetings as needed and attending weekly program department meetings.
  8. Conducting initial intake of new clients.
  9. Meeting with clients/families minimally on a quarterly basis.
  10. Attending meetings with other agencies involved in a client's care.
  11. Ensuring that all paperwork in client files is updated regularly.
  12. Documenting all significant conversations and/or correspondences with staff and clients.
  13. Maintaining client and agency confidentiality at all times.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to obtain a current CPR certification
  • Ability to obtain a current First Aid certification
  • Ability to obtain fingerprint clearance
  • Ability to clear a DES background check
  • Ability to obtain a current T.B. clearance card
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • The ability to handle difficult situations with clients/families
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule
  • The ability to learn and operate UCPSA program software
  • The ability to work independently
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • The ability to lift and transfer clients
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or willing to begin the vaccination process within the first two weeks of employment.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (Preferred, not required)
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