- St. Helens GH (St. Helens)
- St Helens, OR, USA
- Full-Time or Part-Time
We also offer great 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 of Columbia County, OR is looking to hire a full-time Direct Support Professional (DSP) to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a group home setting. Is being dependable, professional, and a team player at the heart of all you do? Do you genuinely like to help people and have the drive to build your career on doing good? Would you like to be part of a stable and established nonprofit that is passionate about serving people and helping its community? If so, please read on!
This social services position with our nonprofit earns a competitive wage of $17 - $18/hour, depending on experience. We also offer great 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 to work in a group home 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 DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
As a social services professional, you play an essential role in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a group home setting. You are responsible for providing the necessary support to enhance the quality of life for the individuals we serve while following specified individual service plans (ISP). Most of your day is spent assisting individuals with their personal needs, which includes lifting them in and out of wheelchairs as well as helping with self-care and hygiene. 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. Each day you come to the group home, you make sure you're aware of any new programmatic concerns or status issues for the individuals you work with. You stay informed of our emergency protocols in case of a crisis as well as ensure that the facility remains clean and all supplies are organized. 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 position in social services with our group home!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
- At least 18 years old
- Reliable transportation to and from work
- Ability to pass a background check upon hire
- Desire to work with people with intellectual disabilities
Experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred. A valid driver's license and willingness to become a company driver would be a plus. Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills? Can you remain calm and easily adapt to new situations? Do you enjoy working in a team environment? Can you maintain a friendly and positive attitude? If so, you might just be perfect for this social services position at a group home with our nonprofit!
READY TO JOIN OUR SOCIAL SERVICES TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this Direct Support Professional (DSP) job with our nonprofit, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!