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Common Positions

Common Positions


Direct Support Professional - IDD

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) - IDD are responsible for a variety of duties related to the overall care of individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in residential programs. Overall care includes activities of daily living, medical and health supports, life enrichment, and advocacy. This includes direct care of individuals and the implementation of individual support plans and behavior support plans.

Direct Support Professional - MH

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) - MH are responsible for a variety of duties related to the overall care of individuals with chronic/persistent mental illness, substance abuse and/or intellectual disabilities living in Residential Treatment Homes (RTH). Overall care includes activities of daily living, medical and health supports, life enrichment, and advocacy. 

Employment Specialist

Employment Specialists are responsible for providing individual support services to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are pursuing community employment. Services may include person-centered planning, discovery, skill assessment, volunteer opportunities, job training, customized employment, job retention, and networking with employers in the community.

Job Coach

Job coaches support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who have jobs in the community. They assist with communication, building work-appropriate relationships, and coordinating the support an individual might need around activities of daily living. Job coaches role model work-appropriate behavior and assist with task analysis and accommodations.

Shift and Type Descriptions


In general, the following descriptions apply to shifts noted in position postings.

  • Day - Hourly shift that typically starts between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.; ends between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Swing - Hourly shift that typically starts between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; ends between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

  • Grave - Hourly shift that typically starts between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.; ends between 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 


See below for definitions of positions with special designations:

  • Companion - This position requires the employee to be onsite for 56 hours, living with individuals served for 2.5 days. Approximately 16 hours are paid, awake hours, daily. Depending on the shift, some sleep time is paid, some is unpaid. The employee is expected to sleep during typical sleep hours. Occasionally, sleep may be interrupted to support urgent matters.

  • Relief - The work schedule is not regular and fluctuates to meet the needs of the people served and the program.

Shift and Type Descriptions

"I enjoy, value and find being able to make someone smile the most rewarding. People with disabilities haven't always been treated well in this world and I love being apart of the world that treats them like humans as we all are."

 Samantha Yaconelli, Direct Support Professional since November 2015



Below is a general list of the basic qualifications for employment at Shangri-La. See the specific position description for the full list of requirements and qualifications. 

  • Must be 18 years of age per Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs).

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Must pass required DHS background check; fingerprints may be required.

  • Must be able to regularly lift and transfer 25 pounds or one-fourth of your body weight (whichever is less). Some positions do require a higher lifting requirement.

  • Must have a valid Oregon driver’s license with a minimum of three (3) years of driving experience and be insurable through our organization’s insurance company. 

  • Complete and maintain all certifications as required by the position, Shangri-La and other governing agencies

How to Apply

How To Apply

All applications for employment must be submitted electronically through Shangri-La's recruitment platform -- Dayforce.

Once you have reviewed open positions on the job board, click on the position you wish to apply to.. 


If you are returning candidate, and do not remember your login information from a previous application, click Sign In and then click Forgot Password. A reset link will be sent to the email provided.

Please contact our Recruitment Team at 503-581-1732 if you have additional questions."

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Pay, Benefit, Training

Pay, Benefits, and Training


Shangri-La employees are paid semi-monthly per pay scale that corresponding to specific position. Employees will be compensated based on job characteristics, required qualifications, experience, performance and financial ability of the organization. Shangri-La will strive to pay competitive wages based on market value of similar jobs, while ensuring fiscal responsibility of salary growth


Employer Paid Benefits (may be subject to work status and hours worked)

  • 84% medical premium paid by Shangri-La (employee base plan)

  • Nonstop Wellness (Visa card to pay for in-network, carrier-approved medical expenses)

  • Employee assistance program

  • $10K Life Insurance Plan

  • 8 Observed and Paid Holidays

  • Personal Time Off

  • Jury Duty up to 80 hours

  • Gym or other wellness reimbursement

  • Cell phone discounts (Verizon and Sprint)

  • Job required training

  • Employee referral program


Employee Benefit Options

  • Multiple healthcare plans for employee and family

  • Dental plans

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Colonial Life Supplementary Insurance, i.e.: Accident, Life, Specific Conditions

  • LegalShield

Employee Rights

Employee Rights 


Shangri-La values diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Shangri-La acts in accordance with the following:

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