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UCP Made the 100 Best List Again!

    • 100 Best 2016

Woo hoo! UCP is excited to announce that in 2016, we are once again ranked as one of the "100 Best Nonprofit Employers to Work for in Oregon." The list is coordinated by Oregon Business.

We'll find out our specific ranking in August, but, in the meantime, congratulations to all of UCP's employees and the people we support!

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UCP Has a Weekend Job Available

    • Weekend Support Specialist

Are you looking for an awesome weekend job where you get to make a difference every day?

If so, UCP might have the perfect job for you! We’re seeking a Weekend Supported Living Specialist who will help adults who experience developmental disabilities to live independently in their own houses and apartments.

Find out more here.

Jeffrey's Life-Changing New Device

    • Jeffrey using his new stander

Last June, UCP had the pleasure of giving out almost $40,000 in “Family Grants” to UCP families who use our Family Support Department’s services. We were able to assist over 40 families, paying for all sorts of equipment and therapy services, including Upsees (a mobility device that lets children with motor impairment stand and walk with the help of an adult) , adaptive strollers, intensive therapy, communication devices, and more. We also paid for a stander for Jeffrey, which you’ll get to read about below, in the words of his family.

Thank you so much for the wonderful donation to help purchase Jeffrey's Easy Stander. He loves it so much!

The stander has wonderful wheeled mobility which has enabled him to be easily moved throughout the house to participate in all kinds of activities in a standing position. His favorite is cooking! You can find him in the kitchen every evening helping with dinner.

He also enjoys using his computer a lot more because the standing table surface is large enough to accommodate his computer and mouse pad! 

It's been a lot of fun for all of us.

I haven't mentioned to him that the purpose of a stander is to prevent hip surgery by keeping the hip socket formed correctly with correct and consistent weight bearing. Wonderful!!!!

We sincerely appreciate United Cerebral Palsy's donation. It has greatly improved our son's "happy meter," which in turn improves our family life and the village surrounding Jeffrey.

We are blessed to be part of such a wonderful organization. All the people we have ever encountered associated with UCP have been wonderful, helpful, caring people. We love YOU!

Sincerely yours,

Jeffrey, Ron and Cheryl Hugie


Rare Program Manager Opening at UCP

    • Choices TL

 UCP is currently hiring for a Program Manager for our outstanding Community Inclusion Program. Find out more here.

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Admin Job at UCP!

    • Receptionist

UCP is excited to announce that we are currently recruiting for a Part-Time Receptionist. As our Receptionist, you’ll be the public face of UCP--interacting daily with the folks we support, our employees, and our partners. You’ll also give out money for fun activities and do some filing. This is the perfect job for you if you’re friendly and detail-oriented, and if you want to work 30 hours a week, get full benefits, and make a difference every day. Find out more here.


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Summer Jobs at UCP!

UCP is excited to announce that we have summer jobs available! We're currently hiring for "Summer Children's Support Professionals" who will work one-on-one with children who experience disabilities. You'll help kids do fun things like play games, make arts and crafts, and do activities in the community. Learn more about this awesome job here.


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Want to be a Job Coach?

    • Job Coach

 Here’s why one of UCP’s Job Coaches loves his job: “I like that I get to support super rad people to have a life and a job they love. I just really like the whole vibe. Everyone seems to have such great attitudes, and be here for the right reasons.” Would you like to be a Job Coach at UCP? Find out more here

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Fun Job Now Available!

    • Choices Specialist

Are you an active and fun-loving person? If so, UCP might have the perfect job for you. We’re seeking a Community Inclusion Specialist who will help adults who experience disabilities to get out and explore Portland. You’ll assist people to volunteer, take classes, watch movies, and attend concerts. Find out more here.

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UCP Is Going to a Job Fair!

    • hey job fair

UCP is going to a job fair next week. Here's your chance to learn about our current openings, ask questions, and get to know the people at UCP. Join us (and many other healthcare-related non-profits) at the HealthCAREers Nonprofit Job Fair on March 22, from 10am–1pm, at the PCC CLIMB Center (1626 SE Water Ave). Hope to see you there! Learn more here.

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UCP Goes to Salem!

    • Advocacy

This week, UCP joined self-advocates and agencies from around Oregon at an event called "Advocacy Days" at Oregon's State Capitol. Several of the people we support met with legislative staff to talk about what it's like to experience disabilities, and why they felt that the state should increase the pay rates for caregivers. After that, everyone went to a Mexican restaurant to celebrate with some excellent food!

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Best Job Ever, Now Available at UCP

    • Employment Specialist

Jobs are important. Jobs give us an identity. They give us a chance to grow and excel, to make new relationships, and to earn a paycheck, of course!

As an Employment Specialist at UCP, you’ll assist people who experience disabilities to find the job of their dreams.

You’ll also get to build relationships in the community, as you help potential employers get really excited about the idea of employing folks who experience disabilities.

Find out more here.

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2015 Annual Report - Now Available!!

We are pleased to announce the electronic release our 2015 Annual Report!

As we head into the new year we are excited, optimistic, and ready to take on new challenges.  We continue to expand our network, and invest in our mission, and look forward to another great year serving our Community for Everyone!

  • UCP Annual Report 2015 (high resolution)
  • Large File Size.  This version is clean and crisp, images and color will be of highest quality, but download speed will be slower, depending on your internet and computer speed.

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  • UCP Annual Report 2015 (compressed file for quick download)
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If you would like to receive a hard copy of our report, you may email your request to our PR/Marketing Coordinator, Merna Robertson at.  

Please include the following information with your request:

  • First & Last Name of the intended recipient
  • Company Name (if applicable)
  • Full Mailing Address (including any apartment, suite, or unit numbers)
  • City, State, Zip
  • Number of Copies (quantity) requested


Why Rachel Loves UCP

We’ve been asking UCP employees what they love most about UCP.

Here’s what Rachel, one of our Assistant Team Leaders has to say… “Not to sound super corny, but I really admire my coworkers. I’ve met some of the most dedicated, compassionate, patient people through my work here. I also love how UCP encourages growth and self-improvement. Finally, I really love helping people explore their interests and participate in the things they enjoy. My very first day, I helped the woman I was supporting into her adaptive bike. As soon as she got pedaling, her face lit up. She was just beaming.”

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Do You Know Someone Who Loves To Work with Kids?

    • Child outdoors

Do you know someone who would love to work with kids who experience disabilities in the Clackamas area?

If so, please send them this link to an awesome UCP job: https://united-cerebral-palsy-of-oregon-sw-washington.workable.com/jobs/141846. Thanks for your help!

Neighborhood Waves had a great day visiting Gresham

What a great day we had on our first group outings to Gresham!  The day started out with a visit to Fire Station 71, then it was off to Gresham Station Mall to make embossed greeting cards with our new friends at the Craft Warehouse!  We rounded out the day by posting our group up at Starbucks to recharge, relax, and hang out with friends!  

Thank you to our wonderful hosts for a day well spent in your fine city!

    • Adam shows off his Masterpiece!
    • Sally & Adam at Craft Warehouse in Gresham
    • Don, Amanda & Jason Chillin' Out at Starbucks
    • The Choices Crew Hanging Out at Gresham Station Mall
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October Is Staff Appreciation Month!

    • 2015 Staff Appreciation Logo
    • Staff Appreciation Baskets
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October is Staff Appreciation Month at UCP! And we have a full month’s worth of exciting events.

Our employees will be winning tons of awesome prizes in our trivia competition. They’ll be eating pizza at our pizza party. They’ll be nominating their amazing co-workers for the 2015 Annual Staff Awards.

And this week, we're delivering gift baskets to all of the wonderful employees who work directly out of our customers' homes.

Thank you for all that you do, UCP employees! We appreciate you.

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Awesome Job Available at UCP!

We have another coveted job opening: Full-Time Community Inclusion Specialist. You'll spend your days helping people who experience disabilities get out and have fun in the community. Yes, you'll be paid to watch movies, attend festivals, and volunteer!

Learn more here: http://united-cerebral-palsy-of-oregon-sw-washington.workable.com/jobs/123773. 

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UCP is Hiring: Caregiver for Fun Young Man

Are you looking for the perfect weekend caregiving job?

If so, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) might have the job for you! 

We’re currently seeking a weekend caregiver (“Personal Assistant”) who will support a young man who lives with his family in Forest Grove. 

He is sweet, laidback and somewhat shy. Together, you will do fun activities, such as playing video games, exploring the community, and watching movies. You will assist him as he learns how to feel comfortable with receiving assistance in the bathroom. 

You'll work 20 hours per week (Saturdays and Sundays, from 9am to 7pm). These hours are somewhat flexible, based on your needs.

Find out more here.

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Neighborhood Waves is back!!!

Neighborhood Waves is back!

August 2015: City of Milwaukie

Neighborhood Waves is back!


We will be busy exploring all that the City of Milwaukie has to offer during the month of August!  There are lots of fun shops, historic homes, sculpture art and tours to be had. Tours of Bob’s Red Mill and Pietro's Pizza are set for maximum fun and an extra special behind the scenes look at what makes these businesses great!!

A special "thank you" to the businesses that are welcoming us into their community and helping to make "A Community for Everyone".  Download and print the informational flyer listing all of the participating Milwaukie businesses and print off the COUPON page with special offers created just for us!  Get out there and show em' your support!  And...Don't forget to play Waves Bingo for your chance to pick out a fun prize!!!

Participating businesses include:

  • Cha Cha Cha!
  • Spring Creek Coffee House
  • Bob’s Red Mill
  • Wind Horse Coffee & Tea
  • Dusty Tiger Antiques & Toys
  • Pietro's Pizza
  • The Warrior Room
  • Painted Lady Coffee House
  • Kellogg Bowl
  • Wunderland Games
  • The City of Milwaukie
  • Ledding Library
  • Bernard's Garage

Get the latest updates from our explorers on our Facebook page:

For information on Neighborhood Waves contact: Merna Robertson 503-777-4166 x 390 or by .

UCP Makes the 100 Best Non-Profits List

UCP has exciting news! We just found out that we are ranked, once again, as one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon. We'll find out our exact position on the list on September 30th. Until then, congratulations to UCP's employees and friends! 

    • 2015 100 Best Nonprofits
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