- Columbia County
- St Helens, OR, USA
- 19-20 per hour
- Full Time
We also provide our entry-level Job Coaches / Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with 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.
Community Access Services in Portland, OR is looking to hire a full-time Job Coach / Direct Support Professional (DSP) to give adults with disabilities one-on-one support and help us grow as a community.
Are you passionate about serving others in the community? Are you looking to work in the human services industry? Can you see yourself working with individuals as an employment coach to help them achieve their personal and professional goals? Do you want to join a mission-driven nonprofit company? Do you thrive in a highly collaborative and community-focused work atmosphere? If so, read on to learn more about this entry-level employment coach position with our team!
This essential employment specialist position in human services earns a competitive wage of $19 - $20 per hour. We also provide our entry-level Job Coaches / Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with 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. If this sounds like the right entry-level human services opportunity for you, apply today to join our nonprofit as an employment coach!
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 JOB COACH / DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
As a Job Coach / Direct Support Professional (DSP), you act as an employment specialist 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 specialist 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.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A JOB COACH / DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
- 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
Are you compassionate? Do you see yourself fostering positive relationships with those you support? Can you manage a variety of details and tasks simultaneously? Do you enjoy working on a team with a unified purpose? If yes, you might just be perfect for this entry-level employment specialist position at our human services nonprofit!
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR NONPROFIT TEAM AS AN EMPLOYMENT COACH?
If you feel that you have the right employment specialist skills for this entry-level Job Coach / Direct Support Professional (DSP) job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!