Now Hiring Direct Support Professionals to Support Someone Awesome!

08 Jul 2024

Starting Salary: $20.50/hr paid every other Friday

Benefits: Retirement, PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life for Full Time employees

Individual Focus Direct Support Professionals (DSP-IF) will provide specialized supports designed to meet the unique needs of someone with I/DD in need of transitional supports. A DSP-IF will model the best methods of supporting a person that may often communicate their needs by exhibiting challenging behavior while staying non-judgmental and inclusive. DSPs on the Individual Focus team are committed to building strong partnerships with families and recognize the “team” is everyone who loves and supports the person, not just those inside PCL. A DSP-IF will help someone learn through life’s great, fun, and challenging experiences and experience life to the fullest!

Open DSP-IF Shifts in Jackson County:

Full-Time (35 hours weekly) Mon-Fri 7am - 2pm (Day Shift)

Full-Time (32 hours weekly) Mon - Fri 2pm - 8pm (Swing)

Full-Time (37 hours weekly) Mon-Fri 3pm - 10pm (Swing)

General Requirements:

-Must be at least 18 years of age (Diploma/GED not required).

-Be able to regularly lift a minimum of 25 lbs (some shifts require more).

-Be able to be certified and maintain an acceptable level of certification in Oregon Intervention System (OIS).

-Be able to be certified and maintain certification in CPR/First aid.

-Pass a state/federal Criminal history and protective service investigation check, this may include being fingerprinted.

-Pass a pre-employment drug screen for the use of illegal substances in Oregon.

-Possess a valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record.

-Basic computer skills - computer assessment will be administered before hiring.

Individual Focus DSP Job Duties:

-Positive guidance is crucial because it promotes a person’s self-control, teaches responsibility, and helps someone learn to make thoughtful choices.

-Assist in maintaining and building relationships with people who are not paid to support them.

-It is essential to provide support in a manner that is doing with, not doing for, as appropriate. This role is not to do things or make decisions for someone without considering their perspective. Partner with them as they build the life they desire.

-Personal Care when Needed.

-Attend counseling and psychiatry appointments, providing oral and written follow up.

-Able to work unsupervised and support people without other team members present.

-Ability to learn, understand, and use alternative communication methods (electronic, body language, physical, emotional, cues, etc.) and be able to adjust accordingly.

-Knowledgeable of and regular implementation/use of person-centered tools.

-Ability to emotionally regulate for calm and consistent responses.

-Ability to set healthy boundaries.

-Ability to understand, give regular input, update, and be regularly engaged in contributing and following all components of complex support plans.

-Ability to work with others (team members, family, case manager, school, etc.) to swiftly respond to fluctuating needs.

On Call Duties:

-On top of your set schedule, you would need to be available for 7 consecutive days in the on-call rotation every 5 weeks.

-While you are on-call, you will be expected to answer all calls coming in from the on call supervisor in your area.

-On-Call duties include: responding to questions, and physically reporting to the home or wherever the person may be located to provide assistance, support, and/or direct care duties as needed.

Use this link to apply directly to PCL:


  • ID: #52053876
  • State: Oregon Medford-ashland 97501 Medford-ashland USA
  • City: Medford-ashland
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-07-08
  • Deadline: 2024-09-06
  • Category: General labor