WorkSource Oregon Direct Support Professional in Salem, Oregon

Status: Non-Exempt - FT 40 hrs Location: Salem Work schedule: Friday - Tuesday 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM Shift: Day/Swing Starting wage: 12.00/hr. Reports to: Housing Manager Listing: 18-0077 Overview: With a passion to help people overcome their barriers and enjoy their lives to the fullest regardless of their disabilities, we witness a positive and productive transition in their lives and build trusting relationships with them. Our role goes beyond simply a job, but instead a way to promote a unified and organized team that aims to improve the lives of individuals in need. Function: Provides daily living assistance to people with disabilities in the home or other community locations as described in this position description or other information provided by Shangri-La. Requirements: - High school graduate or equivalent. - Effective communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to maintain positive relationships - Effective decision making and ability to exercise sound judgment - Requires frequent flexibility, patience, and the ongoing use of conflict resolution, reading and writing skills - Ability to operate a computer with working knowledge of Microsoft Office - Current Oregon Driver's License and acceptable driving record - Ability to pass background check screening Duties: - Follows procedures for preparation, administration and documentation of medications and treatments - Ensures the working and living environment (including vehicle) is maintained in a clean and safe manner and corrects or reports any unsafe or unsanitary conditions - Encourages and assists people to wear appropriate attire according to scheduled activities and weather and provides support as needed - Ensures all therapies are implemented as ordered - Engages persons served in meaningful use of free time per individual preferences and Individual Support Planning (ISP) agreements - Encourages individuals' decision making and promotes autonomy - Acts as a positive role model in all actions, interactions and activities - Must be to drive as this is supported living position and most supports are in the community. Working conditions: This position is paid hourly. Work is largely in-doors in a home-like environment with some outdoor work when traveling to fulfill the responsibilities of the position for community based employment, training and leisure time activities.