LVN wanting to work with Developmental Disabilities

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by moomin moomin, LPN Member Nurse Student

Specializes in LVN. Has 3 years experience.

Hello,

I have been a LVN for 3 months working in a SNF. I feel called to working with people with developmental disabilities but I am having a hard time finding out where to apply or where to even look for places that offer a position in this. Any advice on how to find group homes or companies that hire LVNs in California for this field? Are there certain websites that anyone could recommend for job searching this area? I would really appreciate any feedback. Thank you!

amoLucia

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC. 7,735 Posts

Reading this a little late, but have you checked into State civil service?

reneejones92058

reneejones92058, LVN

Specializes in LPN. Has 1 years experience. 8 Posts

What area are you in? I am in San Diego county and there is a place called Mountain Shadows in Escondido that has LVN positions for ID.

amoLucia

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC. 7,735 Posts

This post is over a yr old. I responded back in 9/2020. But was never answered.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 20 years experience. 4 Articles; 4,440 Posts

On 8/26/2020 at 12:30 PM, moomin said:

Hello,

I have been a LVN for 3 months working in a SNF. I feel called to working with people with developmental disabilities but I am having a hard time finding out where to apply or where to even look for places that offer a position in this. Any advice on how to find group homes or companies that hire LVNs in California for this field? Are there certain websites that anyone could recommend for job searching this area? I would really appreciate any feedback. Thank you!

I don’t know where you live in ca but check out Independent Options, ResCare and the mentor network to start. Also most of the care for the intellectually disabled pop ( we don’t use DD anymore in CA) is coordinated through the Regional Center’s so check them out as I believe they hire lens an end. Salaries are pretty low though