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DSP AREA RELIEF

A primary purpose of the DSP-AR is to assist people who need support to lead self-directed lives and to participate fully in our communities and nation.  The DSP-AR is generally utilized when there are long-term openings or there is a need for additional staff.  It is the role of the DSP-AR to provide a feeling of reassurance, stability, and support to the team members and people supported.  They are role models, mentors, and ambassadors to the team members they work with and people they support. Work schedule varies in days/times/location, you will receive your schedule at least 2 weeks in advance from your supervisor. You will also need to provide on-call support for one week every five weeks.

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

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.

CLINICAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

This position will require advanced knowledge of mental health and positive behavioral support, advanced training expectations and when appropriate and necessary, sharing of overall department/team goals. This position must encourage the best practice of supporting people using evidence-based therapeutic models and environmental change to achieve consistent, stable and productive lives.

INDIVIDUALIZED SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

An Individualized Support Professional will support people with intellectual disabilities to live their lives as they choose and participate within their community. You may assist people with food preparation, personal health and hygiene needs, personal and household shopping, personal funds management and all required documentation. Successful candidates will be ethical, patient, reliable, communicative, compassionate, able to work independently, and adaptable.

We are excited that you have shown interest in working for our organization. We feel that we offer a fun and challenging work environment. Before you fill out an application, there are a few things we would like you to know about PCL.

Questions?
For Northern Branch~ Contact Davida @ 503-838-2403 ext. 372
For Southern Branch~ Contact Melissa @ 541-955-5186

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be able to pass a basic computer skills assessment
  • Must pass required DHS background check. Click here for link to current Potential Disqualifying Crimes and Conditions. Fingerprints may be required.
  • Must pass Pre-employment drug screening.
  • Must be able to regularly lift and transfer 25 pounds or one-fourth of your body weight (whichever is less). Some positions do require a higher lifting requirement.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a minimum of three (3) years of driving experience and be insurable through our organization’s insurance company. Click here for driver eligibility guide.
  • Complete and maintain all certifications as required by the position, PCL and other governing agencies
  • PCL pays its Team Members one time a month, typically on the first business day of the month.
  • New Hire Training is paid at Orientation wages, which is minimum wage. After successfully completing New Hire Orientation and Core Competencies wages start from $11.00/hour – $12.50/hour, depending on location and service department.
  • We provide an initial New Hire Orientation consisting of two (2) weeks of classroom and on-site training. Typically the training is Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm. Some evening or weekend training may be required.
  • Training for Northern Oregon Division is held in Monmouth. Training for Southern Oregon Division is held in Grants Pass. Click here for sample Orientation Calendar for Northern Oregon Division.
  • Promote and implement PCL’s mission in the lives of those we support
  • Provide a stable living environment by promoting and attending to the individual’s right to respect and dignity, individual choice and input, and health and safety needs at all times.
  • Dependable, reliable and regular work attendance
  • Take pride in meeting deadlines and the quality of work they produce
  • Complete all duties related to being a Mandatory Abuse Reporter
  • Responding to emergency and/or crisis situations (may require physical intervention)
  • Able to schedule and coordinate multiple projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Well organized and attentive to detail
  • Cooperative and willing to learn
  • Able to operate all related computer applications and business machines
  • Ability to interpret various instructions
  • Ability to perform basic math skills
  • Ability to read a variety of books, magazines, instruction manuals and other related writings
  • Ability to prepare written reports using proper punctuation, spelling and grammar

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Team Members of the Year

Every month at least three PCL team members are recognized as Staff of the Month. These employees are the ones who go out of their way each and every day to help the people we support lead great lives. At the end of the year, 3 people who received Staff of the Month during that year are selected as the Team Members of the Year. These 3 recipients are awarded a plaque, a gift card, a customized jacket and a $500 getaway package.

Audrey Arbuckle

Audrey’s knowledge of support for people is truly remarkable. She seems to be a walking encyclopedia of knowledge for this field and is a bright light for the people she supports as well as her teammates.

David Hutchings

David is very motivated and loves to encourage those around him. His work continues to be an example of the incredible impact that a Direct Support Professional can have.

Neni Lemusu

Neni always has a smile on her face when she comes into work. She has an awesome sense of humor and uses it to brighten the lives of the people we support as well as her teammates.

PCL Playbook All-Stars

This year we added something new, the Team Member Playbook All-Stars. People who got these awards were chosen from the Team Members of the Month and best exemplify each one of our Playbook values. To pick these winners, a company-wide poll was taken and these people were voted on by their peers. The recipients of these awards are given a plaque, a gift card and a personalized jacket.

Randy Najera

Levity: A belief that we are at our best when we work hard and have fun together.

Randy has been instrumental in the success at Munkers and as an Area Relief. His efforts have improved recruitment, transitions, staff retention, and he is loved by his coworkers.

Adam Braun

Integrity – Performing the task at hand and interacting with others while using PCL’s Ethical Guidelines to guide your actions – even when no one is watching.

Adam shows his commitment to the people he supports with daily dedication and advocacy. His work has helped to remove limitations that previously existed while introducing new activities for people to experience.

Amanda Griffith

Abundance Mentality – Believes that there are enough resources and opportunities for everyone to have enough.

Amanda is a positive ball of energy on the Job Launch team. She demonstrates  “abundance mentality” in everything she does and approaches her job with inspiring tenacity.

Sandy Vasquez

Tenacity: Devotion to purpose.

Sandy’s tenacious passion for helping other people live the lives they want is what sets her apart. It drives her to help people reach their goals, build important relationships, and broaden their horizons.

Scott Harris

Integrity – Performing the task at hand and interacting with others while using PCL’s Ethical Guidelines to guide your actions – even when no one is watching.

Scott works hard to ensure the systems we use at PCL are efficient and effective. His knowledge, preparation, and documentation make him an incredible asset as his efforts support many different teams.

PCL Leadership Playbook All-Stars

Leadership Team Members are nominated for each of the five attributes of PCL’s Playbook values. These, of course, consist of Levity, Humility, Integrity, Abundance Mentality, and Tenacity. Any PCL team member is able to nominate a member of the Leadership Team for this recognition and the final selection of winners is determined by the Executive Management Team. We would like to recognize the PCL leaders who have been acknowledged by their fellow colleagues for exemplifying these attributes. The recipients of these awards are given a plaque, a gift card and a personalized jacket.

Anji Davis

Levity: A belief that we are at our best when we work hard and have fun together.

Anji has a gift for making all people she comes in contact with feel comfortable and appreciated. She has tackled the task of creating amazing Tapestry services with gusto and creativity. Anji is special in that she doesn’t think just about what is fun for her, but what is fun from the perspective of the person she is supporting. Anji does a lot in the background to help people achieve their goals.

Cecil Wharff

Humility – Promotes the idea of group success over personal advancement.

Cecil has a can do, never give up attitude in everything he does. Cecil is the type of person who will always share and has been a tremendous help to other teams making sure shifts are covered and that staff feel supported. Cecil also mentors new leadership members and recently helped mentor a new person that was not in his area to help give relief during a staffing shortage in that area until new people were trained.

Amy Earl

Abundance Mentality – Believes that there are enough resources and opportunities for everyone to have enough.

Amy exemplifies abundance mentality by always encouraging her staff and those around her. Amy has gone above and beyond this year by not only helping others to succeed within her own team, but also stretching that mentality to other areas. She is a joy to work with and creates an environment that is fun to work in.

Sara Dracon

Tenacity: Devotion to purpose.

Sara embodies the value of tenacity with dedication. She does things well outside of her role as CBHS rep, but that didn’t stop Sara for even a second.  When approaching Sara about this sort of thing, she will respond with “that’s just what needed to happen, so I did it.” Tenacity is at the core of who Sara Dracon is. She is a force to be reckoned with and her efforts have improved the quality of life for so many within our agency.

Nakomi Gunter

Integrity – Performing the task at hand and interacting with others while using PCL’s Ethical Guidelines to guide your actions – even when no one is watching.

Nakomi builds and maintains really excellent family relationships with everyone she supports. The people she supports are genuinely happy because Nakomi goes above and beyond to ensure that they have every opportunity to celebrate and enjoy life. Nakomi is task oriented, organized and always follows through.

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