Employment Opportunities

To apply: Click here to fill out our online application or apply in person at 4646 Ridge Dr. NE Salem, OR 97301 - 9 am to 4 pm (Closed weekends).

WE ARE A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.

We currently have four part time DSP positions open. 

  • Two general positions in our DSA program.
  • One position in our DSA program providing 1 on 1 supports.                                  
  • One position in our Work Skills program providing 1 on 1 supports.

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For DSP positions - An Application must be submitted to be considered.

NO RESUMES NECESSARY.

POSITION: Direct Support Professional (DSP) 

HOURS: PART TIME

Work/Work Skills Program - M-F; 9 am to 2 pm (9 am to 4:30 pm - 2 to 3 mtgs days per month)

DSA Programs - M-F; 9 am to 2 pm (9 am to 4:30 pm - 2 to 3 mtgs days per month) 

DSA Programs - M-F; 1 pm to 6 pm

RATE OF PAY: $11.00-$11.50 (DOE & Position)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Provide supervision and support for adults diagnosed with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.  The DSP supports client employees within the program assisting with staying focused on the task at hand, problem solving, following the behavior support plan and ensure that the person is achieving his/her goals. This could include providing outings in the community, in-house activities, job skill development, social skill development, and work/volunteer experience.

The DSP will encourage participation, teach skills and motivate efforts, collect data on progress, give input of possible goals and objectives, attend meetings as requested, and implement of goals and objectives.

Additional duties include supervision of client employee routines, including lunch time assistance while in the community and in-house, assisting clients with personal hygiene and restroom needs, operate a Hoyer lift, driving company vehicles, incident reporting, general record keeping through Therap, general housekeeping to maintain an organized and healthy area, advocate for client's rights, assure compliance with Oregon Administrative Rules and promote and support overall training efforts of the department and company.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Someone who is able to build a positive rapport with all employees
  • Someone who is enthusiastic, positive, creative, and self-motivated
  • Someone who is able to teach skills in a fun and engaging way
  • Someone who can respond quickly and respectfully, in a crisis situation
  • Someone who has the ability to follow structure with a sense of flexibility
  • Someone who can organize multiple tasks
  • Someone who is dependable, loyal, and trustworthy
  • Someone with good observation skills
  • Someone with good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Someone who is able to learn signs and gestures that are specific to people being supported.
  • Someone capable of meeting the physical demands of the job

 TO BE ELIGIBLE:

  • Must be able to work as part of a TEAM
  • Must be at least 18 years old (Oregon Administrative Rule 309-047-0100-04)
  • Must pass a drug screen test, initially and randomly
  • Must pass a Dept. of Human Services Criminal Background.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. (per OARs)
  • Must have a valid driver's license for at least three years, a good driving record and be at least 21 to drive company vehicles.
  • Must obtain certification in CPR and Standard First Aid [training available]
  • Must obtain certification in the Oregon Intervention System (OIS) [training available]

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