- Area Relief
- Portland, OR, USA
- 23 per hour
- Full Time
We provide excellent 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.
**$1,000 hire bonus
Community Access Services in Portland Metro, OR is looking to hire full-time Area Relief DSP. Are you punctual, reliable, and self-disciplined? 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 $23 per hour. We provide excellent 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 entry-level 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 AN AREA RELIEF DSP
As an Area Relief DSP, you support people with disabilities to live their best lives as independently as possible. You provide this support in all locations, traveling between group homes. Your support is needed in many areas of daily living including personal hygiene, self-care, motor skills, vocational skills, work habits, social skills, behavior self-management, community integration, and recreational activities.
You implement the individual support plan (ISP) objectives daily in their homes and in the community. Those you serve may have mobility issues, health problems, seizure disorders, psychiatric issues, or challenging behaviors. You assist them with patience and understanding. Using effective teaching and mentoring techniques, you provide life skills training. You are always careful to model appropriate social skills and behaviors. Conscientiously, you keep accurate and up-to-date documentation as well as promptly report any concerns about health or safety. You find it very rewarding to help individuals with developmental disabilities lead self-fulfilling lives!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR AN AREA RELIEF DSP
- 1 year of experience working with individuals with disabilities
- 18 years or older
- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
- Ability to pass a background check upon hire
- A heart for serving people with intellectual disabilities
Experience serving individuals with disabilities is preferred, but not required. Can you show compassion while maintaining professional boundaries? Are you calm, flexible, and patient? Do you have strong communication and interpersonal skills? If yes, you might just be perfect for this full- or part-time position!
This entry-level position offers a full-time schedule. Full-time is typically 4 - 5 shifts/week with the possibility of an additional shift needed. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, pre-scheduled shifts per pay period but may change anytime to meet the needs of our programs.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR HUMAN SERVICES TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this entry-level human services job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!