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Caregiver for Endearing, Quirky Woman (SE Portland)

Are you looking for a meaningful caregiving job? If so, UCP Oregon might have the perfect position for you!

UCP Oregon is an exciting and empowering place to work. We help adults who experience developmental disabilities to live the life of their dreams—whether that’s living independently, working in a great job, or pursuing their interests and hobbies.

We are currently seeking a full-time caregiver “Personal Assistant” who will support a woman that experiences developmental and physical disabilities. She is an independent, charming, and quirky lady that lives in her own apartment in SE Portland. 

You will plan and participate in a couple community activities each weekend, whether that’s visiting a comic book store or going to the park for a picnic. You will help her manage health care needs, including administering all medications and ensuring that she receives timely care for illness or injury. You will prepare all of her meals, including monitoring her portions and carbohydrate intake, perform household chores, and provide personal assistance as she dresses and bathes. You will also provide emotional supports for some challenging behaviors.  

You'll work two shifts per week totaling 40 hours: 8am to 8pm on Friday (12-hour shift) and 12pm on Sunday through 4pm on Monday (28-hour shift). *You’ll also work your regular hours on Agency holidays.

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  • It’s easy to apply! Visit and look for the “Caregiver for Endearing, Quirky Woman (SE Portland)” job opening. Then answer a few fast questions and send a resume and cover letter.
  • UCP Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds. UCP considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people who experience disabilities to apply.
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  • 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.
  • Driving on the job is optional—if choosing to drive for UCP, you must be at least 18 years old, have a current driver’s license, a reliable personal vehicle, at least two years of driving experience, auto insurance, and a clean driving record.
  • All UCP Oregon employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious exception. If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of vaccination (or obtain an approved exception) prior to starting work.
  • Experience in the developmental disability field preferred, but not required.


  • $18.00 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 4% employer match.
  • Mileage reimbursement if choosing to drive for UCP.
  • Fun, casual work environment, with lots of opportunities for advancement and growth, at one of the top-ranked non-profits in Oregon.