DHS18-0825 - 2 Temporary Positions
Do you have a passion for ensuring that individuals with Intellectual and developmental disabilities are well served? Would you like to be part of a high quality frontline care team that will provide outstanding support to help stabilize individuals who are in crisis?
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The Stabilization and Crisis Unit (SACU), which is a program of the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS), is currently hiring Direct Support Professionals to work in the Portland, Eugene, Salem, Lebanon and Newberg areas. SACU is seeking compassionate and dedicated individuals for a rewarding career opportunity. Benefits include the ability to work flexible schedules, job advancement, and retirement benefits through PERS, paid vacation, sick leave and personal business leave. The State of Oregon also provides generous health, vision and dental insurance benefits as well as a $5,000 life insurance policy. There are over twenty community-based behavioral and medical homes located in the Willamette Valley area from Portland to Eugene, Oregon.
This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates and will be used to fill two (2) Habilitiative Training Technician 2 (HTT2) positions. These positions are TEMPORARY, full time and located in the Portland area. These positions may have shifts that work day, night or weekends.
These positions are represented by a union and includes generous benefits.
Duties & Responsibilities
The primary purpose of this position is to provide training and/or assistance for individuals in hygiene, nutrition, housekeeping, behavioral management, safety, job support and training, health care and other daily activities both within the home and the community. This position also maintains the home and property in a safe and sanitary manner.
Provide necessary support, training and/or assistance for each individual to the degree necessary in the following areas:
bathing, tooth brushing, shaving, hair care, nail care, etc.
Toileting, dressing, nutritional management, physical management/including prosthetic devices, behavioral management, safety, job support and training, housekeeping, money management, recreation, health care, community integration.
Administer medications, maintain medication records including MAR form, TAR form, med countsheets, and all the aspects of medication administration systems*.
- Note: Currently, Eliot HTT2's do not administer meds, they administer treatments and document on TAR.
Perform assigned Registered Nurse delegated medical tasks which may include but are not limited to: medication administration via G-Tube, diabetic procedures and other medical duties as assigned. Complete the appropriate documentation as necessary.
Provide support for individuals by maintaining the observation skills necessary to identify behavioral/health changes or needs and immediately report to Site Manager, support staff, RN.
Document information relevant to the individual's health and welfare aiding health professionals and the program in understanding the individual's history, as well as, providing for current and future needs.
Perform general interior and exterior housekeeping including but not limited to: laundry, vacuuming, grounds upkeep, meal preparation, food handling and storage, maintenance of prosthetic and positioning equipment, cleaning bathrooms, etc.
Participate in meetings and attend mandatory training as required/assigned.
Maintain a safe environment. Report any concerns to Site Manager. Participate in safety checks and fire drills. Follow proper nutritional management, physical management, and behavioral intervention techniques and principles as trained.
Follow established policies, procedures and guidelines to support SACU mission and DHS Core Values – Integrity, Stewardship, Responsibility, Respect, Professionalism, Service Equity and Innovation.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Support individuals while in the hospital.
Must have the ability to pass and maintain the following skills and certifications:
Oregon Intervention System Certification
CPR/First Aid Certification
Medication Administration Skills
Stabilization and Crisis Unit (SACU) will train these skills and certificates.
Work site is in a home environment, which is staffed 24 hours/day, seven days/week.
Work hours and shifts in this position, will meet the needs of the home and will be expected to work any shift, including weekends and holidays.
Must be able to work occasional overtime, required to ensure adequate staffing requirements.
Work with combative, unpredictable, argumentative, aggressive and developmentally disabled children or adults who may be a danger to themselves and others on a daily basis.
Frequent daily lifting up to 75 lbs involving transferring, positioning and moving individuals and/or moving program supplies. Frequent daily squatting, bending, and stooping.
Must be able to engage and maintain Oregon Invention System (OIS) approved restraints for up to one (1) hour.
Daily exposure to household and sometimes industrial strength cleaning agents.
Exposure to a variety of work settings both within the home(s) and the community.
Occasional exposure to inclement weather.
Occasionally participate in water activities with the individuals as assigned.
Frequent daily transportation of individuals utilizing wheelchair accessible vehicles, passenger vans, mini vans and/or standard size cars.Must have the ability to drive a car/van.
Must possess valid Oregon Driver's License and maintain an acceptable driving record, as frequent use of a motor vehicle to transport children or adults throughout the state.
Frequent contact with the public and other agency personnel.
Must be able to read and write in English.
Must have basic computer skills / be able to utilize the THERAP system for documentation and communication with supervisors and co-workers.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Your application materials, including your answers to the 'Supplemental Questions' will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and how you meet the requested skills of this position. Your answers to the supplemental questions must be reflected in the written work history portion of your application.
Six months experience providing direct patient/client care and/or training in a related field of human services (i.e., providing assistance to individuals and/or groups with issues such as substance abuse, aging, mental and physical disabilities or juvenile delinquency); OR
An Associate's degree in a related human service field.
Ability to provide clear and concise communication and documentation in English.
Ability to work well within a team environment.
Experience effectively providing conflict resolution.
Experience applying prioritizing and problem solving.
Ability to work independently.
Experience with basic computer skills.
Experience working with individuals who may be mentally, emotionally, behaviorally or physically impaired.
Must be able to read and write in English.
Must be able to engage and maintain the Oregon Intervention System (OIS) approved restraints for up to one hour.
A background check of the following will be done for all applicants offered a position: abuse history, criminal history check (this includes fingerprints if needed) and driver's license.
The Department of Human Services is a drug free workplace. All applicants will be subject to drug testing for Narcotics, Methamphetamines, Marijuana and other controlled substances. SACU receives funds from the Federal Government and though recreational Marijuana is currently legal in Oregon, federally funded programs cannot permit the use of Marijuana.
Your driving record must meet the qualifications of the DHS SACU Driving Policy and will be considered unacceptable for offenses, including, but not limited to any misdemeanor or felony traffic offense in the last 24 months.
If you are offered this positions, the program will offer training and you must become certified during the 10 day New Employee Orientation class in the following:
American Heart Association First Aid/CPR Certification - Requiring you to complete compressions in a kneeling position.
Oregon Intervention System Certification (OIS) - Requiring you to get up and down from the floor while maintaining an approved restraint on clients.
Medication Administration Certification - Requiring you to demonstrate competency in completing doctor's orders, appropriate passing of medications to clients, appropriate documentation, and appropriate procedures for emergencies.
Applicants that most closely match the minimum qualifications and requested skills will be invited for an interview.
The state of Oregon is now requiring all applications have a valid email address.
Applicant E-Recruit Help and Support
This quick help guide can also be found on the State Jobs Page by clicking in the Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's then click on Applicant Profile Maintenance.
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Information on Veterans' Preference points
Questions and inquiries regarding this recruitment may be directed to:
Christopher Fisher, Workforce Recruitment Consultant
DHS will communicate with all applicants via e-mail.
TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900 and ask the Telecommunications Assistant to connect you to 503-945-5698 (8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (PST) Monday-Friday.
If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the DHS, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.
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Medical, vision and dental insurance
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
$5,000 in employee basic life insurance
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs
**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.
Paid leaves and other benefits
Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation
Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments
24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year
Ten paid holidays a year
The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.
Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents
Long-term and short-term disability
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
Flexible spending accounts
Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.
The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.