06 Apr
Hiring Direct Support Professionals- Entry Level
Oregon, Medford-ashland , 97501 Medford-ashland USA

What is a Direct Support Professional?

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) at PCL support individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities in their own homes and in the community and help provide the supports they need to live self-directed lives. DSPs work with the people they support in partnership as a tool helping them with making informed decisions about everyday choices, advocating for them while encouraging them to advocate for themselves, and support them in maintaining meaningful relationships with those that mean the most to them. DSPs act as mentors and understand that each person they may support has different preferences and needs. While there are some aspects of caregiving as a DSP, there is so much more to it. For most of the people we support, we are helping them be as independent as they can. DSPs will be required to have the knowledge and understanding of mental health and positive behavioral supports.

Job Specific Requirements:

-Must be at least 18 years of age (Diploma/GED not required).

-Be able to regularly lift a minimum of 25 lbs (some shifts require more).

-Be able to be certified and maintain an acceptable level of certification in Oregon Intervention System (OIS).

-Be able to be certified and maintain certification in CPR/First aid.

-Pass a state/federal Criminal history and protective service investigation check, this may include being fingerprinted.

-Pass a pre-employment drug screen for the use of illegal substances in Oregon.

-Possess a valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record.

-Basic computer skills - computer assessment will be administered before hiring.

Benefits for full time employees (30 or more hours per week):

-401(k) and 401(k) matching

-Dental, Vision, and Health Insurance

-Life Insurance

-Employee assistance program

-Flexible spending account

-Paid time off

Job Type: Full-Time - all open shift hours are set and vary depending on the needs of the individual. Hours 30 and above are considered full time. Some set part time shifts may be available.

Pay: $17.50 per hour - Some shifts may have added differentials that are applied after all trainings are completed. We are also offering a $1,000 sign on bonus that is paid out in increments at set milestones of your employment!

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