Available Employment Opportunities, updated July 10th, 2015

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 and Clatsop counties. Additional details about these positions and information on how to apply can be found on the next page. We offer competitive pay, and generous benefits to those working at least 30 hours a week.

Open positions:

Direct Support Professionals – Full and Part-time residential opportunities:

Beaverton/Aloha, Clackamas, Oregon City, NE/SE Portland, St. Helens, Scappoose and Clatskanie

LPNs Part-time opportunities in Clackamas and Oregon City

Roving Direct Support Professionals in Columbia County

In-Home Supports Professionals in Portland Metro, Columbia County and North Coast

Job Coach in Portland Metro

Employment Specialist in Clackamas

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 (we do not screen for marijuana)
  • 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

 How to apply:

Please submit 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@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.

Direct Support Professional position information:

We are currently seeking to hire part time Direct Support Professionals to work in the homes of individuals living in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Columbia Counties. These homes have a maximum of 5 individuals living in them, and vary in need of supports—from medically stable to medically involved and require a significant level of supportive care. We welcome those who have previous experience supporting individuals who experience intellectual and cognitive challenges 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 starts at $10.75 or $11.00 per hour DOE, plus a generous benefit package and a $300 hiring bonus once the new employee has worked six months.

LPN position information:

We are currently seeking to hire 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 starts at $21.00 per hour, plus a generous benefit package and a $500 hire bonus once the new employee has worked six 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.

Roving Direct Support Professional position information:

We are currently seeking to hire Roving Direct Support Professionals to work in the homes of individuals living in Columbia County. The individuals we serve are medically involved and require a significant level of supportive care. This position in particular isn’t housed at any one location, but rather covers a variety of hours across our many locations.

Applicants must have a flexible schedule to work a variety of shifts—particularly swing shifts, overnights and weekends. Applicants must also qualify as a company driver, as well as have access to a car or their own reliable transportation. Some of the locations this position needs to travel to are not accessible by public transportation (more information about this is listed below). Preference is given to applicants with a background supporting individuals living with intellectual/developmental disabilities, however we welcome and will train those with no experience and a passion to help others. These Roving positions start at $13.75 per hour. We currently have part time and full time Roving opportunities available.

In-Home Supports Professional position information:

Community Access Services is seeking talented, self-directed, passionate, and highly creative people to join our In-Home Supports program. We are looking to fill part time and full 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. This position starts at $13.75 per hour.

Job Coach position information:

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.

Employment Specialist position information:

Community Access Services is seeking a Employment Specialist to serve our customers in Clackamas! We seek to add the right person to our team of employees who are diverse and enthusiastic about supporting and empowering individuals with developmental disabilities to access their communities through vocational experiences and employment. This position is full-time and will pay $15-16 per hour DOE + benefits. In addition to CAS’s application, we require a cover letter and resume for this position.

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.
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