- Multnomah County
- Full-Time or Part-Time
We also provide our entry-level Job Coaches / Direct Support Professionals (DSP) top-notch benefits, including a $1000.00 Sign On Bonus, medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, a 403(B)-pension plan, a flexible spending account (FSA), a health reimbursement account (HRA), an employee assistance program, paid time off (PTO), paid sick leave, 7 paid holidays, and referral bonuses.
$1000.00 Sign On Bonus!
Community Access Services in Portland, OR is calling all hardworking job coach professionals to apply to join our amazing human services team as a full-time Employment Specialist / Direct Support Professional (DSP)!
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN OUR HUMAN SERVICES TEAM
We are a nonprofit company that treats our employees as family. We pay our entry-level Employment Specialists / Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) a competitive wage. Our entry-level job coach team also enjoys top-notch benefits, including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, a 403(B) pension plan, a flexible spending account (FSA), a health reimbursement account (HRA), an employee assistance program, paid time off (PTO), paid sick leave, 7 paid holidays, and referral bonuses. Plus, we make it easy to apply for this employment coach position with our initial quick mobile-optimized application. If we have your attention, please continue reading about this job coach opportunity!
ABOUT COMMUNITY ACCESS SERVICES
Community Access Services is a private nonprofit organization that provides residential, community, and employment services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who live and work in our community. Serving Oregonians for more than 30 years, we are a trusted service provider dedicated to the advocacy of individuals living with IDD and protecting their human rights. We pride ourselves on our local, grassroots culture, and our strong historical involvement in the deinstitutionalization of IDD services. Our mission is to respect all individuals and help them create healthy and fulfilling lives in their homes, communities, and workplaces.
In addition to providing person-centered services to individuals, we are also dedicated to offering our more than 230 employees opportunities for career development and advancement. We value family and strive to create a positive team-oriented environment where our employees feel valued and are proud of the work that they do.
ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?
Ask yourself: Am I compassionate? Can I manage a variety of details and tasks simultaneously? Do I enjoy working on a team with a unified purpose? If so, please consider applying for this entry-level human services position as an employment coach with our nonprofit today!
YOUR LIFE AS AN EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST / DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
As an entry-level Employment Specialist / Direct Support Professional (DSP) with our nonprofit organization, you act as a job coach to provide individual support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their workplaces. Much of your time is spent assisting, coordinating with, and advocating for the people we support. Using your employment coach skills, you are there to help them learn how to do their jobs and how to maintain them through worksite monitoring, routine employer meetings, problem-solving job accommodations, and training. By coordinating with the individuals you serve and their families or residential/supported living providers, you ensure supports are in place to help them arrive on time in the proper attire with any necessary work-related items such as a lunch, snack, etc. When needed, you help with submitting all required billing, payroll, and individual-related documentation accurately, legibly, and within the designated timeframe.
In addition to helping these individuals with their day-to-day work routine, you serve as an advocate in the workplace and support them with developing positive work relationships. This can include providing advocacy and support through effective communication strategies when requesting an increase in hours, pay, and/or promotions. Further, you ensure all outlined individualized support plan (ISP) supports are applied and all required training for this position is completed. When appropriate, you communicate any issues to the Support Employment Manager and complete any other duties as assigned. In this role as an employment coach, you are proud of the part you play on our human services team and take great joy in serving others and seeing them succeed in their personal and professional endeavors.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU AS OUR EMPLOYMENT COACH
- Must be 18 years or older
- Valid driver's license and have a reliable vehicle
- Exhibit basic reading, writing, mathematical, and computer skills
- Able to perform the physical requirements of the job including lifting approx. 50lbs
- Pass a drug screen and criminal background check upon hire
If you can meet these requirements and perform this entry-level job coach position as described above, we would be happy to have you as part of our human services team with our nonprofit organization!