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Career Opportunities

Are you interested in making a difference in another person's life? Are you compassionate, reliable, patient, and honest? If so, we want to hear from you! 

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North Star Oregon (NSO) serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities providing access to group community activities designed for adults as well as individual attendant care at a person’s home and/or community. NSO provides people with support so they can live fulfilling lives.


Work as a Direct Support Professionals (DSP) for Us!

We seeking highly skilled and motivated Direct Support Professional (DSP) to support Developmentally Diverse clients at home and in the community.

Under direction of the Program Coordinator and Executive Director, the DSP is responsible for managing the safety of participants while at home and in the community. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to providing one on one person centered care to people in their home and/or community which will include instrumental activities of daily living and activities of daily living. The DSP must be able to take initiative independently as well be receptive to specific tasks delegated by the Program Coordinator and Executive Director.

Successful candidates are enthusiastic about serving people with disabilities and are collaborative and innovative problem solvers who can consider any and all possibilities when managing challenging situations and scenarios, but who also understand and respect the need to default to written procedure, and who aren’t afraid to ask for help whenever the need should arise.

By working as a DSP for NSO, you will have a flexible work schedule and choose the amount of hours you would like to work per week. Due to the nature of providing attendant care services, clients may cancel periodically with various reasons including sickness and personal reasons. As such, DSP’s are encouraged and given authority to reschedule with a client to fulfill their regularly scheduled hours. If rescheduling is not an option, the DSP can use their available accrued PTO to make up for the cancelations. If a client is shown to frequently cancel shifts, the DSP can request NSO supervisors find them another client to work with.

Major Job Responsibilities & Duties

  • Knowledge and competency in following policies, procedures, and safety guidelines.

  • Collaborate and participate as a team member.

  • Communicate in a clear, effective, and timely manner to Executive Director and Program Coordinator, and other staff and volunteers.

  • Be able to read, write, and speak English.

  • Document, observe, respond to, and report participants needs and write incident reports and progress notes.

  • Consistently strive to share & receive feedback from co-workers & supervisors.

  • Assist with food and gear from usage through to its return.

  • Prepare and submit a variety of status reports, including activity logs and other reports as requested.

  • Participate in NSO trainings and meetings.

  • Commit to own professional development.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Must pass a DHS background check and motor vehicle report. Fingerprints and drug screening may be required.

  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

  • Ability to transport clients in your vehicle.

  • Have a drivable, clean, and safe vehicle and maintain vehicle insurance.

  • Have use of a smart phone with sufficient data speed.

  • Obtain First Aid & CPR certifications within 30 days of employment.


Physical Requirements

  • Reaching and bending

  • Lifting up to 25 pounds

  • Physically transfering from a wheelchair to a bed or bathroom



Benefits are available to those averaging 25 hours per week or more and begin immediately upon hire.

  • Up to 12 hours of PTO per month. PTO accrual is prorated.

  • Flexibility in your work hours and schedule

  • Relevant on the job training and experience

  • Knowing you will make a positive impact on someone’s life


Equal Opportunity

North Star Oregon is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, education, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request (North Star Oregon is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request).

Job Types: Part-time, Full-time if hours are available

Pay:  $18.00 - $20.00 per hour, depending on experience



  • Flexible schedule

  • Paid time off


  • Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)



  • English (Preferred)



  • Driver's License (Required)

  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

If you feel that you meet these qualifications and that you would like to work for us, please feel free to email your resume  to

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