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Req. No. 15-0639
Direct Care Staff
Enhance the lives of others by supporting daily living!
Portland, OR
Full Time & Part Time
Language/Special Skills:
Driving Requirements:
Valid driver's license
Special Note:

Many places are looking to hire caregivers, but here's why Dungarvin might be the best choice for you:

  • We have over 40 years of experience supporting people with developmental disabilities across the country, so we are a stable and established organization.
  • We provide excellent paid training before you work in a program and throughout your experience.
  • You can advance into higher positions within the company. We always prefer to hire from within. Most of our management started at the DSP level.
  • We have good part-time schedules if you're looking for flexibility.
  • We have good full-time schedules if you're looking for stability and consistency.
  • We DO allow overtime and overtime pay when it is needed.
  • Our programs are primarily located in NE and SE Portland.

If you're not familiar with the responsibilities of a Direct Support Professional or Direct Care Worker, it's basically the most rewarding job ever! While specific responsibilities vary depending on the individual you are supporting, DSPs can provide a variety of daily living cares such as helping with house chores, medication administration, transportation to appointments, companionship, community activities, personal cares (bathing, changing, toileting), skills training, behavior management and much more. Essentially, your role is to assist our residents in living the best and most independent life as possible, respecting their choices and autonomy and promoting personal growth and safety.


  • Starting wage: $12-$13/hour depending on position.
  • Personal paid time off
  • Generous sick leave policies.
  • Great health benefits: medical, dental, vision, life, etc. (those working 30+ hours/week) and Dungarvin covers majority of the premium!
  • 401K retirement plan with company match after qualifying period.
  • Referral bonuses.


  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be able to assist with lifting and transferring of persons served (50-100 lbs).
  • Have a valid U.S. driver's license.
  • Have an acceptable driving/criminal record (after receiving an offer, you will need to pass a criminal background check and DMV records check).
  • Have basic computer and English communication skills, as you will need to write electronic documentation each shift regarding the activities, health and behaviors of the people you support.

We believe each person has his or her own set of aspirations, goals, strengths and dreams. We work closely with each person and people close to them to discover and understand this unique combination. Utilizing our experience and expertise, we design and provide a constellation of services to support the person in achieving his or her life goals and to assist them in living as independent a life as possible.

For company information, visit https://www.dungarvin.com or see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DungarvinOregon/

You can apply now or start an informational conversation with our recruiter, Nathan, at (503) 624-0205 x8004.

We expect that our employees adhere to the mission of respecting and responding to the choices of people in need of supports.

Dungarvin is an equal opportunity employer who provides a work environment that is filled with opportunities for personal challenges and rewards. In addition to competitive compensation, benefits and opportunities for growth, we also provide you the chance to make a daily difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

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