United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & SW Washington Caregiver for Elderly, but Still Spunky, Woman (SE Portland) in Portland, Oregon

Are you looking for an awesome job where you get to make a difference every day? If so, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) might have the perfect job for you!

UCP is consistently ranked as one of the 100 Best Non-profit Employers in Oregon. We help people who experience disabilities live the life of their dreams, and we’re currently seeking a female caregiver “Personal Assistant” who will support an elderly, opinionated and lovable woman.

She lives in her own apartment in SE Portland. She enjoys her independence and getting out into the community, but she has increasing needs for aging and health-related supports such as personal care, cooking healthy meals, and getting to doctor’s appointments.

She enjoys spending time at home, watching television or just chatting, or hanging out with her friends. She also likes to attend community activities such as bowling or going to the movies.

You’ll work 38 hours per week: 4 days per week from 9am to 6:30pm including your regular hours on Agency holidays.

**There is some flexibility regarding the days of the week you would prefer to work. Please indicate in your cover letter which days of the week you would like to work in order of preference.

Potential schedule options:

  • Monday-Thursday

  • Tuesday-Friday

  • Wednesday-Saturday

  • Sunday-Wednesday


  • Build and maintain a relationship as you watch TV together, chat, and attend community activities.

  • Complete chores such as cooking daily, cleaning, doing laundry, and running occasional errands.

  • Administer medications and monitor her on-going health concerns.

  • Assist her in getting to and partaking in medical appointments.

  • Support her when she’s using her manual wheelchair and ensure her safety when she’s using her walker.

  • Assist her with bathing, daily exercises, dressing, and toileting.

  • Assist her to maintain proper relationships with her apartment community.

  • Support her to manage her occasional agitation.

To Apply:

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  • UCP is an equal opportunity employer, and actively seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds.

  • Learn more about UCP on our website.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Be able to pass our pre-hiring screenings, including a reference check, a physical with a lifting test of 50lbs, and a criminal history background check.

  • Be able to drive on the job: must be at least 21 years old (so that we can insure you), have a reliable personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, at least 3 years’ driving experience, and a relatively clean driving record.

  • Due to her preferences regarding personal care, female applicants will be given preference.

  • Experience in the developmental disability and/or mental health fields is preferred but not required.

  • Experience with individuals with aging issues such as mobility challenges and dementia is not required, but very useful.


  • $12.29 per hour. Annual wage increase based on satisfactory performance.

  • Eligible for overtime pay for hours worked over 40 hours per week.

  • Holiday pay (double pay for the first 12 hours of any agency holiday shift that you work).

  • Great medical, vision, prescription, and alternative care coverage (including massage therapy and naturopathy) for employee, spouse/domestic partner, and children.

  • 3 weeks of paid time off, rising to 4 weeks after 5 years of service at UCP.

  • 401k retirement plan with up to 3% employer match.

  • Fun, casual work environment, with lots of opportunities for advancement and growth, at one of the top-ranked non-profits in Oregon.

Posted 3/9/18