Community Access Services
  • Columbia County
  • St Helens, OR, USA
  • 19-20 per hour
  • Hourly
  • 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 is currently hiring for a full-time Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Job Mentor to give adults with disabilities one-on-one support and help us grow as a community in the St. Helens/Columbia County, OR area. This entry-level human services position as an employment specialist with our nonprofit organization earns a competitive wage.

In addition to competitive pay of $19 - $20 per hour and our team-oriented culture, we offer our entry-level job coach with our human services team the following benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • 403(B) pension plan
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Health reimbursement account (HRA)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid sick leave
  • 7 paid holidays
  • Referral bonuses

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 about this job coach opportunity!


As an employment specialist on our entry-level human services team with our nonprofit organization, you act as a job coach 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 specialist, you are proud of the part you play on our human services team and take great joy in serving others as a job coach while seeing them succeed in their personal and professional endeavors.


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.


  • Compassionate - kind, friendly, and eager to help
  • Organized - able to manage a variety of details and tasks simultaneously
  • A team player - able to communicate and work well as part of a team

If this sounds like you, keep reading about this job coach opportunity!


  • 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

If you meet the above requirements, we need you as a part of our nonprofit organization. Apply today to join our nonprofit organization's human services team as an entry-level Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Employment Coach!

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: 97051

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