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Open Position Update – February 3rd, 2016

Community Access Services is a private nonprofit organization that provides residential and employment services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities who live and work in our community. Serving Oregonians for more than 26 years, Community Access Services is a trusted service provider dedicated to the advocacy of individuals with intellectual and emotional disabilities.

We have many open positions available in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River and Wasco counties. Additional details about these positions and information on how to apply can be found below.

We offer competitive pay and generous benefits to those working at least 30 hours a week, which includes medical, dental, short/long term disability, life insurance, pension plan, flex spending account, paid time off including six holidays and anniversary day, referral bonuses, paid training, mileage/travel reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and an awesome, collaborative, empowering work environment.

Open positions:

  • Direct Support Professionals – Full and Part-time residential opportunities:
    • Aloha, Oregon City, Clackamas, St. Helens and Clatskanie
  • In-Home Supports Professionals – Full and Part-time in Portland Metro and Columbia County
  • Supported Living Professionals – Full and Part-time in Portland Metro and Columbia County
  • Program Supervisor, Orchard Group Home – Full-time opportunity in Clatskanie, Oregon
  • Children’s Services Manager – Full-time opportunity in Portland Metro
  • LPNs – Full and part-time opportunities in Clackamas and Oregon City
  • Employment Specialists – Full-time in Washington County, and Hood River/The Dalles
  • Job Coaches – Part-time in Portland Metro and Hood River/The Dalles

 

Minimum requirements for employment with CAS: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to qualify as a company driver (Licensed at least 2 years with no more then 3 driving infractions in a 3 year period)
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check (conducted by the State of Oregon DHS—more information about disqualifying crimes can be found here: (http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/chc/docs/crimelist.xls)
  • Must be comfortable working in a home where a cat or other pet resides
  • Must be willing to work weekends
  • Some positions may have additional requirements in addition to this list

 

How to apply:

Please submit a completed application to Community Access Services, Attn: Heather Salek. You are welcome to email your submission to Heather@cas-dd.org, fax to (503) 217-2127, mail or drop off in person to our satellite office located at 4506 SE Belmont Street, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97215.

An application can be downloaded here: https://communityaccessservicesjobs.wordpress.com/application-for-employment/. If you are unable to print out the application, please let me know and I can mail you one.

If you would like any additional information or have any questions, please contact Heather: Heather@cas-dd.org or (503) 545-9511.

 

 

 

Direct Support Professionals:

We are currently seeking to hire part-time Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to work in the homes of individuals living in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Columbia Counties. These homes have a five individuals living in them, and vary in need of supports—from medically stable to medically involved and requiring  a significant level of supportive care. We welcome those who have previous experience supporting individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities in a residential setting, however welcome those without experience what have a strong interest in performing this type of work (and we will provide training). Position duties will include support with daily needs (hygiene, eating, showering, getting dressed, transferring) and accompaniment on outings in the community. Position starts at $11.25 per hour, with an increase to $11.50 and $300 hiring bonus after the DSP has worked six months. 

 

In-Home Supports Professional and Supported Living Professional position information:

Community Access Services is seeking talented, self-directed, passionate, and highly creative people to join our In-Home Supports and Supported Living program. We are looking to fill full and part-time positions in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and Clatsop counties. These positions will be supporting adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who live on their own, or live with their parents or family in the community. Some examples of supports provided include planning and participating in a community activity/organized event, getting ready for work or school (including personal hygiene needs), transportation, budgeting, managing their homes and advocacy.

In addition to CAS’ minimum requirements, we require the candidate also have access to a car or their own reliable transportation. Many of the locations this position needs to travel to are not accessible by public transportation. We have full and part-time positions available in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Columbia and Clatsop counties. We are seeking people to work varied full and part-time hours—early mornings, evenings, overnights and weekends. This position starts at $13.75 per hour.

 

Program Supervisor – Orchard Group Home:

CAS has an opening for a Program Supervisor at our Orchard Group Home. The Program Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the daily operations in a home serving five individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The primary responsibilities of this position include supervision of Direct Support Professionals, daily program management duties, and most importantly, oversight of the implementation of supported persons’ Individual Support Plans. This position is also responsible for ensuring person centered services are delivered on a day to day basis, personnel and hiring responsibilities, coordinating/conducting staff training, and cultivating a work environment that contributes to the success of the agency’s mission. The Program Supervisor is responsible for the program’s compliance with all Oregon Administrative Rules as well as CAS’ Policies and Procedures, and must ensure that the living environment provided is consistent with supported individuals’ needs, preferences, and choices.

 

Children’s Services Manager:

This position will develop and manage CAS’ Children’s In-Home Supports and Children’s Intensive In-Home Services, in Clackamas, Washington, Multnomah and Columbia counties. Services are provided to children who experience developmental disabilities and live with their parents. Range of supports vary widely and are completely individualized. Examples of supports include: providing personal support with using the restroom, bathing, getting dressed; medication administration; assistance in nurse delegated tasks; lifts/transfers/repositions; support in attending medical appointments and in implementation/communication of physician orders and recommendations; positive behavior supports; support in learning/utilizing healthy social interaction skills and appropriately managing/negotiating relationships.

In addition to CAS’ minimum requirements, this positon requires a minimum of two years experience in social services, some of which includes supports to individuals who experience developmental disabilities. This position also requires a minimum of one year experience in supervising/managing/leading staff. Preferred qualifications include a bachelors degree in human services or a related field, or arguably equivalent combination of education and experience. Additionally, preferred qualifications include experience in delivery of children’s services, program development, tracking and billing for services, and individualized/person-centered planning. This position is full-time and will pay depending on experience.

 

LPN position information:

We are currently seeking to hire full and part-time LPNs to work in Clackamas County supporting individuals who are medically involved and require a significant level of supportive care. Applicants must have working knowledge of medication administration and side effects. Possess knowledge of tube feeding, care of J & G tubes, nebulizer treatments, IV maintenance, trach/vent care and familiarity with various pumps. Preference is given to applicants with a background supporting individuals who experience intellectual and cognitive challenges in a residential setting. Position pay is $21 – $25 per hour, plus a $2,000 hire bonus once the new LPN has worked 6 months.

In addition to our minimum requirements, we require that LPN applicants must be currently licensed as LPN or RN in good standing with the Oregon State Nursing Board, and must have at least 1 year of experience as a LPN or RN.

 

Employment Specialist:

Community Access Services is seeking an Employment Specialist to serve our customers in Washington County and Hood River/The Dalles! We seek to add two new Employment Specialists to our team of employees who are diverse and enthusiastic about supporting and empowering individuals with developmental disabilities. Our primary objective is to support the individuals we serve with accessing their communities through vocational experiences and employment. This position is full-time and will pay $15-16 hours DOE + benefits and $250 bonuses for placement and retention.

The job duties for this position include assisting job seekers in obtaining community-based employment opportunities (at minimum wage or better) using customized employment strategies and evidence-based practices, assist job seekers to gain vocational training, benefits planning and access to other services when applicable, assist job seekers with connections to community resources and benefits, and completing vocational intakes; develop career plans; develop relationships with employers; complete job analysis and job carvings; create and complete resumes/cover letters, and provide job coaching and retention.

In addition to CAS’s minimum requirements, the candidate for the Job Coach position must have the following:

  • A completed Supported Employment certification such as EOP II, Highline, VCU, APSE, CESP, etc.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a proven track record for providing supported employment services for at least 1 year, or a combination of comparable experience and education.
  • Strong knowledge of the communities of Multnomah and Clackamas Counties.

 

Job Coach:

As a Job Coach at Community Access Services, you will work one-on-one with a small caseload of adults who experience varying degrees of intellectual and/or developmental disabilities supporting them in paid community-based jobs. Responsibilities for this position will include providing on-site job training and support to individuals in their workplace regarding job duties, policies, and procedures in collaboration with the employer, communicating with your caseload’s employers, supervisors, and co-workers, documentation of daily interactions and activities, generation of monthly status reports about each customer on the Job Coach’s caseload, and working as part of a team to develop and update each individual’s support plan. This position is part-time (10 hours per week) and pays $13.75.

In addition to CAS’ minimum requirements, the Job Coach position requires that the candidate possess two years of previous experience working with people who have disabilities/impairments, proficiency using Microsoft Office, and experience in teaching or training. To be considered for this position, we also require a resume and cover letter with the completed CAS application.

Open Position Update – January 20th, 2016

Hello again – just a small update, we have just opened the following position: Program Supervisor – Orchard Group Home.

A link for this position, along with a recap of what is currently available is listed below. Please click on the job links to get more information about the position.


Program Supervisor – Orchard Group Home – This position is full time, and manages all aspects of a group home where five adults living with developmental disabilities reside.

Direct Support Professionals – We have full and part time positions available in Beaverton, NE Portland, Oregon City, St. Helens, Scappoose and Clatskanie.

Nursing Positions – We are seeking full and part time LPNs and RNs to provide supportive care to the individuals we serve.

In-Home Supports and Supported Living – We are seeking full and part time staff to provide support to individuals living with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities living o n their own in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and Wasco counties.

Children’s Services Manager – CAS is expanding! This is a new position created to provide management over our new Children’s In-Home Supports program.

Supported Employment – We are also expanding in this area! We currently have several opportunities available in our Supported Employment department. We are hiring full-time Employment Specialists to work in Washington County, as well as Hood River/The Dalles. We are also hiring part-time Job Coaches to support working individuals living with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in the Portland Metro area as well as Cascade Locks.


Minimum requirements for employment with CAS: 

Below are the minimum requirements needed to work at Community Access Services. Some of our positions have some additional minimum requirements; please check the specific position listing for any additional requirements.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to qualify as a company driver (Licensed at least 2 years with no more then 3 driving infractions in a 3 year period)
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check (conducted by the State of Oregon DHS—more information about disqualifying crimes can be found here: (http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/chc/docs/crimelist.xls)
  • Must be comfortable working in a home where a cat or other pet resides
  • Must be willing to work at least one weekend day per week, and in some cases our shifts occur over both weekend days.

How to apply:

Please submit a completed application to Community Access Services, Attn: Heather Salek. You are welcome to email your submission to Heather@cas-dd.org, fax to (503) 217-2127, mail or drop off in person to our satellite office located at 4506 SE Belmont Street, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97215.

An application can be downloaded here: https://communityaccessservicesjobs.wordpress.com/application-for-employment/. If you are unable to print out the application, please let me know and I can mail you one.

Questions? Please contact Heather Salek, Career Development Coordinator: Heather@cas-dd.org or (503) 545-9511.


Benefit Package (Available to those working 30+ hours per week):

  • Medical/Dental/Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life
  • TDA/Pension Plan
  • Flex Spending Account (Medical/Child Care Options)
  • Paid Leave (PTO) includes 6 recognized holidays and anniversary day
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Training and Mileage1

Program Supervisor – Orchard group home

 

Are you looking for a challenging role that contributes to the success of others? Join our team and make a difference in people’s lives.

Community Access Services (CAS) is a non-profit organization that provides residential services and employment opportunities to individuals who experience intellectual, and developmental disabilities. We are seeking to hire an experienced, energetic and inspired individual to manage our Orchard group home in Clatskanie, Oregon.

The Program Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the daily operations in a home serving five individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. The primary responsibilities of this position include supervision of Direct Support Professionals, daily program management duties, and most importantly, oversight of the implementation of supported persons’ Individual Support Plans.

This position is also responsible for ensuring person centered services are delivered on a day to day basis, personnel and hiring responsibilities, coordinating/conducting staff training, and cultivating a work environment that contributes to the success of the agency’s mission. The Program Supervisor is responsible for the program’s compliance with all Oregon Administrative Rules as well as CAS’ Policies and Procedures, and must ensure that the living environment provided is consistent with supported individuals’ needs, preferences, and choices.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as liaison to all agencies involved in services for individuals, i.e. vocational supports, Day Support Activities, other services requested or used by the individuals
  • Ensure maintenance of the home is completed in accordance with the schedule
  • Maintain contact with individuals’ families, advocates, community supports, and others who support the individual
  • Responsible for the management of individuals’ medications (e.g. maintain supply, supervise passing of medications, and documentation)
  • Act as an advocate for individual rights and choices
  • Is accessible to and monitors the services of consultants and other professionals providing services to the program
  • Supervise Direct Support Professionals
  • Coordinate trainings for staff to ensure their certifications are current
  • Conduct monthly staff meetings
  • Participate in required trainings
  • Process payroll
  • Make sure the assigned duties of staff are completed, including ISP Records and Tracking
  • Responsible for fiscal management of the home
  • Oversee resident funds
  • Oversee resident’s schedules and weekly appointments
  • Set staff schedule
  • Maintain required records
  • Adhere to OARs and relevant agency rules and regulations
  • Follow and uphold CAS policies and procedures
  • On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Perform other duties as directed/required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in the Social Services or related field, or has at least 3 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including 1 year in a lead or supervisory role. A combination of the above may be considered.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, and the ability to use a printer/scanner
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to qualify as a company driver (Licensed at least 2 years with no more then 3 driving infractions in a 3 year period)
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check (conducted by the State of Oregon DHS—more information about disqualifying crimes can be found here: (http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/chc/docs/crimelist.xls)
  • Must be comfortable and able work in a home where a pet resides

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Perform work in a timely fashion
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to cope well in stressful situations
  • Outstanding written skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Work well with a variety of personalities

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed application to Community Access Services, Attn: Heather Salek. We also welcome resumes and cover letters; however they aren’t required to apply with us. You are welcome to email your submission to Heather (at) cas-dd.org, fax to (503) 217-2127, mail or drop off in person to our satellite office located at 4506 SE Belmont Street, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97215.

An application can be downloaded here: https://communityaccessservicesjobs.wordpress.com/application-for-employment/. If you are unable to print out the application, please let me know and I can mail you one.

Questions about the position? Please contact Rondi Grace, Rondi@cas-dd.org, Coordinator for Columbia County or (503) 380-2156 or Susan Gustavson, Associate Director: Susan (at) cas-dd.org, or (503) 268-9705

Benefit Package (Available to those working 30+ hours per week):

  • Medical/Dental/Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life
  • TDA/Pension Plan
  • Flex Spending Account (Medical/Child Care Options)
  • Paid Leave (PTO) includes 6 recognized holidays and anniversary day
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Training and Mileage

Current Openings at CAS – January 18th, 2016

Hello! I hope the new year is off to a good start for you.

Here is the latest update of open positions available at Community Access Services. Please click on the job links to get more information about the position.


 

Direct Support Professionals – We have full and part time positions available in Beaverton, NE Portland, Oregon City, St. Helens, Scappoose and Clatskanie.

Nursing Positions – We are seeking full and part time LPNs and RNs to provide supportive care to the individuals we serve.

In-Home Supports and Supported Living – We are seeking full and part time staff to provide support to individuals living with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities living o n their own in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and Wasco counties.

Children’s Services Manager – CAS is expanding! This is a new position created to provide management over our new Children’s In-Home Supports program.

Supported Employment – We are also expanding in this area! We currently have several opportunities available in our Supported Employment department. We are hiring full-time Employment Specialists to work in Washington County, as well as Hood River/The Dalles. We are also hiring part-time Job Coaches to support working individuals living with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in the Portland Metro area as well as Cascade Locks.


 

Minimum requirements for employment with CAS: 

Below are the minimum requirements needed to work at Community Access Services. Some of our positions have some additional minimum requirements; please check the specific position listing for any additional requirements.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to qualify as a company driver (Licensed at least 2 years with no more then 3 driving infractions in a 3 year period)
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check (conducted by the State of Oregon DHS—more information about disqualifying crimes can be found here: (http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/chc/docs/crimelist.xls)
  • Must be comfortable working in a home where a cat or other pet resides
  • Must be willing to work at least one weekend day per week, and in some cases our shifts occur over both weekend days.

 

How to apply:

Please submit a completed application to Community Access Services, Attn: Heather Salek. You are welcome to email your submission to Heather@cas-dd.org, fax to (503) 217-2127, mail or drop off in person to our satellite office located at 4506 SE Belmont Street, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97215.

An application can be downloaded here: https://communityaccessservicesjobs.wordpress.com/application-for-employment/. If you are unable to print out the application, please let me know and I can mail you one.

Questions? Please contact Heather Salek, Career Development Coordinator: Heather@cas-dd.org or (503) 545-9511.

 

Benefit Package (Available to those working 30+ hours per week):

  • Medical/Dental/Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life
  • TDA/Pension Plan
  • Flex Spending Account (Medical/Child Care Options)
  • Paid Leave (PTO) includes 6 recognized holidays and anniversary day
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Training and Mileage

Current Openings at CAS – December 29th, 2015

Hello all and Happy Holidays! Here is a list of current openings available with Community Access Services:


 

Questions? Please contact Heather Salek, Career Development Coordinator: Heather@cas-dd.org or (503) 545-9511.


 

Minimum requirements for employment with CAS: 

In addition to what may be specifically listed in a particular job announcement, CAS requires that all applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to qualify as a company driver (Licensed at least 2 years with no more then 3 driving infractions in a 3 year period)
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check (conducted by the State of Oregon DHS—more information about disqualifying crimes can be found here: (http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/chc/docs/crimelist.xls)
  • Must be comfortable and able work in a home where a pet resides

 

How to apply:

Please submit a completed application to Community Access Services, Attn: Heather Salek. You are welcome to email your submission to Heather@cas-dd.org, fax to (503) 217-2127, mail or drop off in person to our satellite office located at 4506 SE Belmont Street, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97215.

An application can be downloaded here: https://communityaccessservicesjobs.wordpress.com/application-for-employment/. If you are unable to print out the application, please let me know and I can mail you one.


 

Benefit Package (Available to those working 30+ hours per week):

  • Medical/Dental/Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life
  • TDA/Pension Plan
  • Flex Spending Account (Medical/Child Care Options)
  • Paid Leave (PTO) includes 6 recognized holidays and anniversary day
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Training and Mileage

 

 

Children’s Services Manager

This position will develop and manage CAS’ Children’s In-Home Supports and Children’s Intensive In-Home Services, in Clackamas, Washington, Multnomah and Columbia counties. Services are provided to children who experience developmental disabilities and live with their parents. Range of supports vary widely and are completely individualized. Examples of supports include: providing very personal support in using the restroom, bathing, getting dressed; medication administration; assistance in nurse delegated tasks; lifts/transfers/repositions; support in attending medical appointments and in implementation/communication of physician orders and recommendations; positive behavior supports; support in learning/utilizing healthy social interaction skills and appropriately managing/negotiating relationships.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Develop/manage Support Services for children: services, contracts and staff
  • Develop/manage Children’s Intensive In Home supports, contracts and staff
  • Market services to County Developmental Disability Programs (CDDP) and to families
  • Negotiate individualized support contracts, manage these contracts and manage/submit monthly billings by applicable billing deadlines
  • Ensure services provided are top notch, person-driven, highly individualized, in synch with contract, in compliance with the Oregon Administrative Rules, and are documented to Medicaid/CDDP standards
  • Ensure excellent customer service to those receiving/directing their supports, to the family members, CDDPs, school system staff
  • Recruit, train, schedule, supervise, coach, and develop staff; manage proactively, respectfully, and collaboratively, partnering with In Home Supports Coordinator and Human Resources Director in addressing areas of personnel concern and in proposing opportunities for staff development/growth
  • Support staff in managing/responding to crisis situations that occur
  • Ensure back up support when staff are unable to fulfill a schedule obligation; periodically cover shifts as needed to ensure continuity of care and fulfillment of contract obligations
  • Represent the organization in a positive, professional, customer/family/staff centered manner, in customer meetings, networking events, trainings, and in every form of professional correspondence

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Required: Minimum of two years experience in social services, some of which includes supports to individuals who experience developmental disabilities. Minimum of one year experience in supervising/managing/leading staff.
  • Preferred: Bachelors degree in human services or a related field, or arguably equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in delivery of children’s services, program development, tracking and billing for services, and individualized/person-centered planning.

Additional minimum requirements for employment with CAS: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to qualify as a company driver (Licensed at least 2 years with no more then 3 driving infractions in a 3 year period)
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check (conducted by the State of Oregon DHS—more information about disqualifying crimes can be found here: (http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/chc/docs/crimelist.xls)
  • Must be comfortable and able work in a home where a pet resides

How to apply:

Please submit a completed application to Community Access Services, Attn: Heather Salek.  You are welcome to email your submission to Heather@cas-dd.org, fax to (503) 217-2127, mail or drop off in person to our satellite office located at 4506 SE Belmont Street, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97215.

An application can be downloaded here: https://communityaccessservicesjobs.wordpress.com/application-for-employment/. If you are unable to print out the application, please let me know and I can mail you one.

Questions? Please contact Heather Salek, Career Development Coordinator: Heather@cas-dd.org or (503) 545-9511.

Benefit Package (Available to those working 30+ hours per week):

  • Medical/Dental/Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life
  • TDA/Pension Plan
  • Flex Spending Account (Medical/Child Care Options)
  • Paid Leave (PTO) includes 6 recognized holidays and anniversary day
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Training and Mileage