You may be providing supports in Marion County (Salem, Keizer), Polk County (Monmouth, Independence, Dallas), Linn County (Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home), Benton County (Corvallis, Philomath), and/or Lane County (Eugene). Some positions will require compensated travel between Marion and Lane County.
The Area Relief are shining examples of PCL's Mission in action blended with the ability to provide services to any person within their assigned area. They are able to walk into any situation, pick up where needed and ensure that people are supported in a way that promotes a person centered life. The DSP-AR is generally utilized when there have long term openings or there is a need for additional staff. It is the role of the DSP-AR to provide a feeling of reassurance, stability, and support to the team members and people supported. They are role models, mentors, and ambassadors to the team members they work with and people they support.
A primary purpose of the DSP is to assist people who need support to lead self-directed lives and to participate fully in our communities and nation. This emphasis on empowerment and participation is critical because the prejudices of society form powerful barriers that prevent many people with mental or physical disabilities from enjoying a high quality of life. It is the mandate of the DSP to follow the individual path suggested by the unique gifts, preferences, and needs of each person they support, and to walk in partnership with the person, and those who love him or her, toward a life of opportunity, well-being, freedom, and contribution.
Work schedule varies in days/times/location. Friday-Sunday are your REQUIRED working days, you will receive your schedule at least 2 weeks in advance from your supervisor (with 2 non-weekend days off (Mon-Thur as available). You will also need to provide on-call support for 1 week every 5 weeks.
Integrity: Able to motivate others with the belief that the people we support deserve the life of their choice.
Abundance Mentality: Able to come up with innovative ideas to overcome any roadblocks.
Levity: See what needs to be done and do it, creates a culture of how to have fun while getting the job done.
Tenacity: Able to manage a diverse schedule and able to successfully work in a variety of environments.
Humility: Seek first to understand before being understood, presuming positive intent, solution focused.
To be able to do this job, you must:
- Be able to regularly attend all training, team meetings, and scheduled shifts as outlined in the position acceptance.
- Be able to regularly lift a minimum of 50lbs.
- Have basic computer skills and be able to complete all required documentation via computer.
- Must be able prepare written reports using proper punctuation, spelling and grammar.
- Receive and maintain CPR, Oregon Intervention System (OIS), Bloodborne Pathogens, Mandatory Abuse Reporting certification, and other certifications required by the position, PCL, and other governing agencies.
- Complete all duties related to being a Mandatory Abuse Reporter.
- Be able to respond to emergency and/or crisis situations while on shift(may require physical intervention).
In this job you will:
- Promote and implement PCL’s mission in the lives of those we support.
- Provide a stable living environment by promoting and attending to the individual's right to respect and dignity, individual choice and input, and health and safety needs at all times.
- Maintain positive relationships with individuals supported, PCL team members, and others with whom you will interact.
- Act as a model for and advocate of individual’s rights and choices.
- Respect and maintain the confidentiality of the individuals’ supports.
- Be able to work unsupervised and alone with the individual(s) supported.
- Meet all deadlines as outlined.
- All employees are paid on a monthly basis.
- Starting wage will be $17.00/hr. After 6 months in position $17.50/hr. After 1 year in position $18.00/hr. (Working in Eugene area will include an additional $0.50/hr location differential for each hour worked)
- Full time employees (30 or more hours a week) are eligible for 401(K), Paid Time Off, Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance and Life Insurance coverage.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Must have a minimum of 1 year of direct care experience.
- Possess a valid government issued photo ID, driver’s license preferred.
- Some positions require that you be able to meet agency insurance requirements to be able to drive.
- Be able to pass a State/Federal background check. Fingerprints may be required.
- Pass a pre-employment drug screening for illegal substances.
- Pass a pre-employment computer skills assessment.
- Be able to regularly lift a minimum of 50lbs.
- Be able to be certified with Individual Focus Certificate in Oregon Intervention System (OIS) for the people supported in their area.
Skills and Abilities:
- Able to schedule and coordinate multiple projects and follow through with completion.
- Utilize excellent interpersonal communication skills to work successfully with individuals supported, PCL team members, and others you may be required to interact with.
- Be well organized and attentive to detail.
- Be cooperative and willing to learn.
- Be able to operate all related computer applications and business machines.
- Must be able to interpret various verbal and written instructions.
- Must be able perform basic math skills.
- Must be able read a variety of books, magazines, instruction manuals and other related writings.
Training Requirements and Expectations:
- Attend a required Meet and Greet. This is the scheduled first day of work.
- Shadow shifts between Meet and Greet and Orientation Training.
- Attend a two week orientation training in Monmouth, may be flexible with prior communication.
- Complete all classes and submit all documentation required during orientation.