WorkSource Oregon Direct Support Professional in Medford, Oregon
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. Must be at least 18 years of age Must have and show basic computer skills Must be able to lift and transfer 25 pounds minimum, some positions may require more Must pass required DHS background check. Fingerprints may be required. Must have a valid driver's license with a minimum of six (6) months of driving experience. DMV report will be done. Complete and maintain all certifications as required by the position, PCL and other governing agencies Must be able to obtain and maintain certification in Oregon Intervention System (training provided if hired) Must be able to obtain and maintain certification in CPR (training provided if hired) Must pass pre-employment drug screening. After employment, random, and reasonable suspicion drug testing.