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Open Position:

Direct Support Professionals

Join the ALSO team and make a difference!

ALSO (Adult Learning Systems of Oregon, Inc.) is a not for profit organization that provides support services to people with developmental challenges locally in the Portland metro area. We are always looking for motivated, team oriented, positive people that want to impact the lives of others. We were recently voted #15 in Oregon Business Magazine’s “100” Best Non-Profits to work for in Oregon!

We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits as well as a variety of locations and work hours to choose from. We provide comprehensive, on the job training and although no experience is necessary, it is preferred. We prefer applicants that reside in Oregon and SW Washington with a valid driver’s license.

Our full time employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages offered including: Medical, Dental and Vision benefits, Life Insurance, Matched Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program and more. ALSO offers many opportunities for professional growth, advancement and promotes a supportive and safe work environment.



Direct Support Professional


Employment Type: Full and Part Time & On-call

Job Description:
As a Direct Support Professional you will directly impact the lives of the people we serve by providing direct care and support that promotes independence, social interaction and person centered lifestyle choices. You will receive on the job training while assisting people in their day to day lives. Some tasks include: assisting with personal care including personal hygiene, administer medication, housekeeping duties, laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping, accompanying persons served on social outings/activities or appointments.

Successful candidates must be able to lift, push and pull 50 lbs consistently throughout the shift; be willing to work at multiple sites located in Clackamas and Multnomah County; effective and professional communication in both verbal and written form; mature judgment relative to providing support of individuals who experience the effects of disabilities and be able to work all available shifts. Criminal history check is required. ALSO is committed to a drug free work place.

Application Deadline Date: UNTIL FILLED

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Email completed application to Paul Dahbour at pdahbour@alsoweb.org.

Please contact Paul Dahbour, Human Resources Director
Email: pdahbour@alsoweb.org
Phone: 503-489-6565


**We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of this organization to consider all applicants and employees without regard to race, gender, color, religion, political preference, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, veteran status or other protected status or activity in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.




ALSO is a nonprofit organization providing supported living, residential and employment services to people with developmental disabilities. We have been providing services to low-to-moderate income adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the Portland Metro area since 1988. ALSO employees are dedicated to ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for the people we support. Our talented Direct Support Professionals attend on-going rigorous training programs and must undergo an extensive background check before becoming an ALSO employee.
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