- Multnomah County
- Portland, OR, USA
- $17 - 18
- Full-Time or Part-Time
We provide fantastic 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.
Community Access Services in Downtown (PSU and Burnside) Portland, OR is looking to hire a full-time Community Living / Direct Support Professional (DSP) to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a private home setting. Are you caring and empathetic while able to maintain appropriate professional boundaries? Do you want to join a well-respected human services organization and make a difference in your community? If so, please read on!
This entry-level human services position earns a competitive wage of $17 - $18/hour. We provide fantastic 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. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, apply today!
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.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A COMMUNITY LIVING / DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
As an entry-level Community Living / Direct Support Professional (DSP), you provide the necessary support to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Most of your day is spent assisting individuals with their personal needs in a private home setting, which includes lifting them in and out of wheelchairs as well as helping with self-care and hygiene. You also take residents out as needed for appointments or activities. You interact respectfully with each person and promote their own individual freedom and choices. By providing support, you help them maintain their personal property as well as promote new activities, socialization, and community engagement.
In addition, you interact with other staff members and supervisors as well as provide additional support wherever it's needed. You stay informed of our emergency protocols in case of a crisis. Safety is of the utmost importance, and you make sure that the well-being of the individual you work with is always a priority. You enjoy having a job that offers such meaningful work, and this is why you love your human services position!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A COMMUNITY LIVING / DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
- 18+ years old
- Valid driver's license and a clean driving record
- Reliable transportation
- Ability to pass a background check upon hire
- A heart for serving people with intellectual disabilities
Are you discreet with confidential information? Can you show compassion while maintaining professional boundaries? Is being dependable, professional, and a team player at the heart of all you do? If yes, you might just be perfect for this entry-level direct care position!
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR HUMAN SERVICES TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this entry-level job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!