Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: United States-OR-ORPortland
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)
Looking for a job with meaning? At the end of each work day, you know you have made a difference in someone’s life. Come join our MENTOR Oregon team of dedicated Caregivers/Direct Support Professionals who assist individuals in home and community-based settings to live as independently as possible. We have programs in and around the Portland area, providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities and other specialized needs.
MENTOR Oregon is an abuse aware agency.
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.
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 and Part time schedules available
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!
We have a great work environment and you’ll be surrounded by a strong and supportive team. MENTOR Oregon is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human service providers offering quality, community-based services. With approximately 30,000 employees serving 30,000 individuals in 36 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast.
Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals. Apply Today!