Direct Support Staff (Caregiver)

Imagine Supported Living Services - Scotts Valley, CA

Full-time | Part-time$19 an hour

Imagine Supported Living Services is looking for additional staff to help provide support to a sweet, funny 13-year-old boy with autism, mental illness, medical/ADL needs, and behavior challenges. As a Home Support Specialist (HSS)-- you will be working with a highly skilled team of professional staff dedicated to improving his quality of life.

Training and support takes place in a private home designed to meet this boy’s unique needs, and in the community. Additional staff members are always present and available to assist, and the Home Support Specialist will have the guidance and direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and several Behavior Strategies Trainers (BST's).

This is an ideal job for those in the social services fields, aspiring nurses, Licensed Psychiatric Technicians, Direct Support Professionals, CNAs, home care aids, caregivers or companions, etc.

If you enjoy assisting others and working in a highly creative and dynamic environment, and would like to make a positive impact on a child's life, please contact us! We would love to speak with you about joining our team!

Qualifications/Education: A successful Home Support Specialist is people-oriented, energetic, upbeat, hard-working, caring and resourceful. He/she enjoys being with people with developmental disabilities and serving as a positive role model for a child with special needs. Good oral and written communication skills are a must. A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two years' experience in a related field are also required. The position also requires excellent work references, a valid California driver's license, appropriate auto insurance, fingerprint clearance (both DOJ and CACI), and a clear driving record. If necessary, the agency will provide CPR certification and ProAct crisis training.

Work Schedule: The work schedule for this position is dependent on the client's needs. Can include day shifts (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.), swing shifts (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.), or graveyard (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) any day of the week.

Duties/Responsibilities: Please contact us for a complete job description and list of job duties.

Compensation: $18.50 per hour, excellent benefits.

Please include email, contact phone and resume with any inquiries.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $18.50 /hour


  • Direct Care or Youth: 2 years (Required)


  • Scotts Valley, CA (Required)

Application Question:

  • Are you willing to work awake overnight and weekend shifts?