Job Details

Area Relief-Direct Support Professional

  2021-11-21     Partnerships in Community Living, Inc. (PCL)     995 West 7th Avenue     18.50-23 hour     Sign On Bonus: Up to $1000  

***As of 7/1/21 Sign-on Bonus (only for our DSP positions)!! Complete 30 Days of employment - $250, 90 Days of employment - $250, 180 Days of employment - $500 for a total of $1000!!! ***

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 and Area Relief-Individualized Services 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.

Essential Functions:
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).

Basic Duties:
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 (as of 9/1 we will have 2x/mo pay day 1st & 15th of the month).
  • Starting wage will be $18.50-$20/hr
  • 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 6 months 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.
  • Be a positive, helpful, thoughtful team player. This includes all team members that you work with when on shift.
  • Work a flexible schedule as assigned (be able to work with anyone PCL supports in your base area or as requested), complete any required training 35 - 40 hours/week with a varied schedule as needed by the openings within the area.
  • The team member will be on-call for generally one (1) workweek every five (5) weeks (some areas are 6 or 7 weeks). During this week, they will only be scheduled to work approximately 20 hours and will be required to fill in the remaining hours as needed by the supervisor on-call. The ability to honor the team members preferred days off will be diminished during this week.
  • The team member will be expected, and may be required, to work up to approximately 20 hours of overtime during their on-call week as needed.

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.

Mental Activities:

  • 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.

**Per Oregon Health Authority Rules, PCL has adopted a policy requiring all associates to be fully vaccinated/willing to be vaccinated (while completing Orientation) against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs or applicable state laws and regulations.**

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

apply below | save job

Apply for this Job

Login Apply as a Guest

Get more jobs like these sent to your email. Register

Back to Search

Want an email alert with jobs like this one? Sign up today!