Direct Support Professional at Careerbuilder in Salem, Oregon

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Albertina Kerr's Caregivers are Direct Support Professionals who enable individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their desired quality of life. Our group homes provide opportunities for residents to develop the skills they need to live as independently as possible with services that support each individual's special needs. As a Caregiver, you'll assist the clients we serve on COVID-safe outings, participate in creative in-home activities, and accompany them to health appointments. Additionally, you'll administer medications, teach coping skills, and assist with personal care, including hygiene, food preparation, laundry and housekeeping. In youth programs, you'll also support kids with schoolwork and virtual learning.
Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. When you join Kerr, you become part of a team motivated to provide innovative and excellent programs, services and care. If you're looking for a meaningful career where you will help others who are experiencing challenging behaviors or medical choices, we encourage you to apply!
Our caregiving positions start at $15.40 per hour and provide 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision benefits for employees! Relief positions start at $17.43 per hour and require employees work any shift and location assigned within area served. Upon hire you'll complete an in-person and primarily socially-distanced three-week paid training before working independently in your program. You can learn about how we're keeping our employees and clients safe by reading our COVID-19 response plan online at
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Opportunities are available in Keizer, Salem, and Silverton.

  • Provide high quality personal care to the people we support, including assistance with Activities of Daily Living/Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, hygiene activities, meal preparation, transportation and more, while creating a fun, positive, and caring environment
  • Interact with the people we support, family members, community members, medical professionals, team members and others in a positive and professional manner
  • Provide input for Individual Support Plan (ISP) development and ensure action plans are followed and documented
  • Learn and consistently follow Behavior Support Plans (BSP) and Medical Support Plans (MSP), implement Oregon Intervention Systems (OIS) interventions and complete all required documentation and training
  • Ensure a clean, safe and protected environment
  • Paid medical, dental, and vision employee benefits
  • Paid basic life & accident insurance and short- & long-term disability
  • Paid internal training and career development
  • 7 paid holidays and generous time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Cellphone discount
  • 24-hour Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that provides resources for everything from mental health to pet insurance and financial counselling
  • Satisfies employment requirement for student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF)
  • Consistent, punctual, and flexible
  • At least 18 years' old
  • Verbal and written English language proficiency sufficient to communicate with people we support, co-workers, and community members
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to lift, push and pull 50 pounds
  • Licensed driver with at least two years' driving experience (required for all relief positions and most day or swing shifts; night shifts typically do not require a driver's license)