1. Instructor (Direct Support Professional)
The Instructor is a staff member with responsibilities in providing both instruction and support services to adults with intellectual / developmental disabilities who are learning to live as independently as possible in the community. These direct services occur in the home and community of the participant who is accepted into the program. Direct supervision of the Instructor is provided by the Program Manager.
Common shifts at Up and Out include the following:
1. Swing Shifts approximately 1 pm - 9 pm or a variation of an 8 or 9 hour shift in the afternoon
2. Overnight shifts with sleeping hours; typically 17 - 24 hour shifts
3. Rare but occassional day shifts with varying start times
3. Awake Grave shifts (with differential)
Requirements and Responsibilities:
- Direct supervision of program participants
- Ensure community integration for program participants
- Ensure participants' basic needs are met at all times
- Ensure participant medical and health needs are met at all times
- Cooking and cleaning duties
- Basic expenses responsibilies
- Assisting with health and hygiene including toileting, bathing, medications, exercise, activities of daily living, charting/tracking, etc.
- Must be willing to collaborate and work as part of a team
- Experience is preferred, but not required, and training is provided.
- Valid ODL or WDL and decent driving record is necessary for some positions.
2. Program Coordinator
We are hiring for a Program Manager in NE Portland, Oregon
The program manager is responsible for overseeing daily operations at the residence by maintaining a clean, healthy environment, ensuring financial, training, medical, social and all other needs are met. The Program Manager is responsible for direct program services, program development and promotion of a high quality lifestyle. The program manager is the direct supervisor for the residential Instructors (DSPs) in all areas, which includes formal and informal training, integrated activities and behavior management.
Basic Requirements and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate health, medical, financial and training needs for a small caseload of adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
- Work collaboratively with others to maintain a productive and healthy work environment for staff and clients alike
- This is a salary position and includes:
- Some significant medical support and training
- Utilization of behavior management techniques
- Responsibility for community/social integration for all program participants
- Ensuring participant medical/health needs are met
- Ensuring dietary and nutritional needs are met
- Completing, training and implementing direct care duties including but not limited to hygiene care, cooking, cleaning, skills training, etc.
- Communication with other agencies, organizations and family members
- Supervision and training of subordinate staff
- On-call duties including carrying a cell phone on rotating weekends for the agency
- Assist with and/or coordinate new participant entry
- Develop, implement and review formal training(s)
- Staff supervision and quality assurance are part of the day-to-day duties
- Interacting with clients in the development and implementation of their Individual Support Plans (ISPs)
- Two (2) years of Supervisory Experience is Required