Float Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: United States-OR-ORKeizer
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)
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.
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.
DSP’s participate in tasks to assist our clients with daily activities which may include:
- Meal preparation and planning
- Medication administration
- Personal care
- Facilitation of community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community providing transportation to work, appointments or other activities.
- Partnering 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 seeking a Full-Time Float - Direct Support Professional. Our Float DSP's work shifts at various programs across the Portland area while filling in for staff that may be out on vacation or on paid leave. Float DSP's also fill in while programs fill vacant positions. Individuals in this position need to have flexibility and be available to work various shifts and days depending upon the need.
We are looking for a full-time Float DSP to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Float DSP will be scheduled to work on a twelve hour split, meaning you’d need to be either available for shifts during morning/day hours or swing/graveyard hours. Staff will be able to make this choice depending on their current availability. Your availability and preference will be discussed during the interview phase of the hiring process.
you are passionate about working with individuals with disabilities, apply
High school diploma or GED
Must be minimum of 18 years of age
Valid driver’s license in good standin
6 months previous experience as a DSP or Caregiver preferred
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!