Pearl Buck Center
  • 03-Jan-2018 to 04-Mar-2018 (PST)
  • LEAP
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • $10.50 with benefits
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Free Gym Membership



The activities program direct support staff will instruct clients with severe/profound disabilities, who are also medically fragile, in self-care, leisure and social activities, prevocational and vocational skills, and mobility. This position is responsible for ensuring clients are engaged throughout the day within group or independent activities and or in a community setting. The direct support staff is also responsible for ensuring clients meet their goals on a daily, weekly, and or monthly basis per their ISP agreement. Direct Support Staff will be responsible for ensuring documentation is up to date and well tracked to document clients progress.


Behavior Management and Skill Training

  1.          Participate in set up and follow through of skill training and behavior programs.
  2.          Instruct and assist clients in self-care skills to maximize level of independence.
  3.          Train clients to be mobile within the building and in the community, including riding LTD.  Assist clients to access                   leisure, social and work opportunities.
  4.          Assist in developing strategies to prevent aggressive incidents, respond to the incidents in a non-punitive manner, and           reintegrate the client into the program or social setting after the incident.

         Collect data, and maintain documentation on behavior incidents and skill training. 


  1.          Responsible for safety and welfare of yourself and clients in your supervision.
  2.          Ensure clients are taught safety skills at PBC and in community environments.
  3.          Ensure safety requirements are practiced as outlined in the safety manual.
  4.          Ensure safety requirements are practiced.  Understanding of current medical needs of clients; i.e., seizures, fire safety,           knowledge of correct lifting procedures when dealing with individuals with physical disabilities, wheelchair safety,                   administering medication and keeping accurate records.


  1.          Attend outside seminars and trainings if appropriate.
  2.          Attend all staff meetings, periodic staff in-service training, and all PBC quarterlies.
  3.          Meet with supervisor weekly, or as required.



Education and Experience

  1.          Minimum of one year experience in training adults with developmental disabilities preferred.
  2.          Understanding of current medical needs of clients; i.e., seizures, fire safety, knowledge of correct lifting procedures               when dealing with individuals with physical disabilities, wheelchair safety, administering medication and keeping                     accurate records.
  3.          High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Licenses

  1.         V alid Oregon Driver's License with driving record sufficient to be covered by the agency vehicular insurance                    company
  2.          Current first aid certificate or medic first aid certificate, or can obtain.
  3.          Effective written and oral communication skills.
  4.          Working knowledge of behavior management principles.
  5.          Ability to teach self-care/social skills to developmentally disabled adults.
  6.          Ability to work with and relate to adults with developmental disabilities as equals.
  7.          Ability to problem solve, be assertive, flexible.
  8.          Ability to lift 50 pounds multiple times daily.



  1. Daily contact with clients to instruct, interact and engage.
  2. Daily contact with program staff.
  3. Frequent contact with other staff of PBC at the W. 1st Avenue facility and in integrated settings.
  4. Communication with home providers.
  5. Weekly staff meetings with Case Coordinator.



 Environment and Hazards

  1.          Driving in the community.
  2.          Operating wheelchair lift on van.
  3.          Contact with mucous, detergents, saliva, excrement, blood and urine.

 Physical and Mental Effort      

  1.          Ability to assist a person in a wheelchair.
  2.          Ability to safely secure a wheelchair on the bus.
  3.         Potentially dangerous behavior problems; physically aggressive clients.
  4.         Constant supervision of clients in community and in the building is required.
  5.        Ability to pass regulatory polices related to criminal background.
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