Community Access Services
  • Other
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 23 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

We provide 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. This position also receives paid driving time and reimbursement for mileage beyond 30 miles.


Community Access Services is currently hiring for a full-time Group Home Caregiver / Area Relief DSP to assist our clients with intellectual disabilities at our Portland Metro, OR location. This caregiving position earns a competitive wage of $23/hour.

In addition to competitive pay and our excellent culture, we offer our Group Home Caregiver / Area Relief DSPs the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and 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
  • Referral bonuses

This caregiving position also receives paid driving time and reimbursement for mileage beyond 30 miles.

So, now that you've learned the who, what, where, and why, you may be wondering HOW? It's easy! Just fill out our initial mobile-friendly online application. We hope to meet you soon!


This entry-level caregiver position with our social services nonprofit offers a full-time schedule. Full-time is typically 4 to 5 shifts per week with the possibility of additional shifts if needed. An AR DSP will receive a 2-4 tentative week work schedule prior to the beginning of a month and at mid-month if scheduling is occurring on a 2 week basis. Scheduled shifts are subject to change as needed to provide adequate coverage in designated work locations.

As a member of Group Home Area Relief / Companion Care Staff, you are responsible for supporting people with disabilities and helping them live their best lives as independently as possible. You travel between group homes to provide support in several locations. The activities of daily living you help with include personal hygiene, self-care, motor skills, vocational skills, work habits, social skills, behavior self-management, community integration, and recreational activities. In addition, you help implement the individual support plan (ISP) daily objectives in the homes of our clients and in the community.

The clients with intellectual disabilities you serve may have mobility issues, health problems, seizure disorders, psychiatric issues, or challenging behaviors, but you take it all in stride. You use effective teaching and mentoring techniques to assist them with patience, understanding, and life skills training. By modeling appropriate behavior, you also teach them necessary social skills. Using your strong organizational skills, you maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation as well as promptly report any concerns about health or safety. You find it extremely rewarding to help individuals with developmental disabilities lead self-fulfilling lives in this caregiver position!


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.


  • Professional - has excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding - can show compassion while maintaining professional boundaries
  • Adaptable - calm, flexible, and patient
  • Respectful - is kind and has strong interpersonal skills
  • Efficient - thrives in a fast-paced environment and can handle stressful situations well

If this sounds like you, keep reading about this caregiving position!


  • 18 years or older
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • A heart for serving people with intellectual disabilities

Experience serving individuals with disabilities is preferred, but we will train the right person! If you meet the above requirements, we need you. Apply today to join our caregiving team as a Group Home Caregiver / Area Relief DSP!

COVID Considerations:

  • Masking Required per detailed company policy
  • Must provide proof of being fully vaccinated by hire date or have requested and granted a medical or religious exception

Location: 97233

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