Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: United States-OR-ORPortland
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)
Everybody needs a job but only extraordinary people work here. Our Direct Care team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve. The heart of what we do is support people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of all ages.
“My favorite outings with the individuals I support include pretty places in nature, such as waterfalls and lakes, which allow them to enjoy the outdoors.” –Kelsie, Direct Support Professional
“I love working alongside the individuals we support to help them attain greater joy in life and then seeing that joy when I’m greeted with a great big beaming smile,” - Anthony, Direct Support Professional
“I love helping individuals we support reach their full potential, enjoy life and have the best quality of life!” -Danielle, Direct Support Professional.
These are just a few examples of what our incredible Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) have to say about their job. We seek Caregivers to provide assistance to adults with disabilities in a community-based setting. DSPs provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning; medication administration; and personal care. Our Caregivers may also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. DSPs partner with clinical staff to support therapeutic and behavioral plans. Our Direct Support Professionals are reflections of the wonderful mission-driven work we do here every day. If you are seeking a rewarding, life-changing role, check out these fulfilling job opportunities.
We are currently looking for Full Time, Part Time, and On-Call Direct Care staff members. We have various shifts available including days, evenings, overnight, weekends. If you are passionate about working with individuals with disabilities, apply today. Whether you have previous experience in a role like this or this just sounds like the type of career path you would like to pursue…we want to hear from you!
What we require of you:
High school diploma or GED
Must be minimum of 18 years of age
Valid driver’s license in good standing
Successful clearance of background checks
What we offer you:
Full-time, Day Shift
A rewarding work environment with some of the best co-workers you could ask for
Competitive pay rates, paid time off, and benefits for 30+ hour work week
Paid training; Holiday pay
Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events
A chance to make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis
Career development and advancement opportunities
Access to employee discounts with various vendors
A dynamic work environment where no day is ever the same as the next
Bring the right attitude; we’ll train you for success!
MENTOR Oregon supports adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and other complex needs in a variety of community-based programs throughout the state. Through a range of individualized programs including Residential Services, Supported Living, Vocational Services and Foster Care for children with medical and behavioral support needs, MENTOR Oregon strives to help individuals of all abilities live life to the fullest in the communities they call home. MENTOR Oregon also operates an innovative Brokerage Services program, which coordinates self-directed support services to over one thousand Oregonians with developmental disabilities so they may live as independently as possible.
We have a great work environment and you’ll be surrounded by a strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues. MENTOR Oregon is a partner of The MENTOR Network. Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human service providers offering quality, community-based services. With approximately 30,000 employees serving 26,000 consumers in 35 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.
Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals. Apply Today!