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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!

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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!

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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! 

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A New Team Leader for Community Inclusion

UCP is pleased to announce that we have hired Kaela Gail to be the new Team Leader for our Community Inclusion services, which are known as “Choices”.

Kaela is currently an Assistant Team Leader in our Supported Living program, and already knows many of the people supported by Choices.

Kaela says she is excited to be a part of the Choices team and can’t wait to get started!.

Congratulations, Kaela!

Learn more about UCP's Choices services here.


Own 'Fierce Love' the play on DVD!!!

You've seen the play - now you can own it on DVD!!

Six UCP moms gathered for ten weeks to share and write about their lives, families, experiences and especially their journeys with their children who have cerebral palsy.

Their writings have been turned into a theater production.  "Fierce Love" is authentic, riveting, and inspiring. These mothers share their hopes, life truths, and admit their biggest fears in their messy and brilliantly beautiful lives.

Now you can own the full theater performance on DVD!!!


Do you want a job with lots of time off each week?

Do you want to make a difference? Would you love a full-time job with lots of time off each week? Then United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) might have the perfect job for you!

UCP is currently seeking a full-time caregiver (Personal Assistant) for a hip young man who experiences developmental disabilities.


He is an active guy who lives with his family in NE Portland (Grant Park). Most of your days will be spent doing fun activities.

Learn more here.

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Want the best weekend job ever?

 Are you looking for the best weekend job ever? Then UCP might have the job for you!

We're currently seeking a Full-Time Weekend Personal Assistant, who will support a fun-loving, sassy woman who lives in her own apartment in Milwaukie. Learn more here.

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Want to Help People Have the Job of Their Dreams?

UCP is currently seeking a full-time Job Coach. This is a great job for students, because the schedule is Thursday-Monday 11am-7pm.

You'll work one-on-one with adults who experience various developmental disabilities. Most of them are already working in fantastic, community-based jobs.   

You’ll help them learn do tasks more independently, interact with co-workers, and maybe even negotiate for a promotion someday.

Find out more here

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Deadline Extended!

We've extended the deadline to apply for our Community Inclusion Program Manager position, so if you'd like to apply, now is your chance!

This is an amazing opportunity to manage an outstanding community inclusion program, helping adults who experience disabilities to explore their community and do the fun activities of their choice. You'll also have the chance to supervise a great team of employees.

Learn more here.

The position closes 6/12/15 at noon.

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Fierce Love Revival with United Cerebral Palsy

Fierce Love, in partnership with United Cerebral Palsy was an enormous success. Audiences filled Milagro and spoke highly of the journey the smart, funny writers took them on.

As a special event during United Cerebral Palsy’s Family Weekend, Well Arts is bringing back the sold out hit, Fierce Love, for two performances on Sunday, August 16th. UCP’s Family Picnic takes place at Harper’s Playground, Portland’s first ADA accessible playground, on Saturday, August 15th.

On Sunday, Well Arts will present a matinee (2:00) and evening (7:30) performance of Fierce Love, the extremely moving play written by six mothers of children with cerebral palsy.

Between the two performances there will be a meet and greet with the writers, cast, and production team; along with food, drink from local establishments and a silent auction with items from local businesses and hand-made by UCP members . All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go to benefit United Cerebral Palsy and Well Arts evenly.

Tickets for this special event are available now, and include the evening reception. General Admission is $30.00, $20.00 for UCP Members.

Reservations can be made by email at , or by calling the Well Arts Office at (503)459-4500. Tickets will go very fast, so reserve your space early!

Performances at Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark, on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2pm and 7:30pm.


Get Paid to Do Fun Activities with Adults Who Experience Disabilities

Would you like to get paid to do fun activities with adults who experience disabilities?

Then UCP has the perfect job for you!

As a "Community Inclusion Support Specialist", you'll spend your days helping 1-3 people explore Portland, volunteer, visit local hotspots, pursue their hobbies, and attend festivals and events.

But it's about so much more than fun activities--it's also about helping each person live the life of their dreams, whether that learning new skills, making new social connections, or getting to make their own choices.

Find out more here

An Exciting Job Opportunity: Community Inclusion Program Manager

UCP is pleased to announce a rare and exciting opportunity: the chance to manage an outstanding community inclusion program.

This program assists adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities to access the community as independently as possible, to make new social connections, to learn, to grow, and to make choices.

It’s truly about helping each person live the life of their dreams!

Find out more here.


UCP Staffer Pens Article for Spokane Living Magazine

Click the link below to read a recently published article from Spokane Living Magazine, on the state of employment in the inland northwest region of Oregon for people experiencing developmental disabilities.  The piece was written by UCP Employment Solutions, Employment Specialist, Paul K. Haeder.

Source:  Haeder, Paul K., (2015, April), MetroTalk.  Retrieved from http://www.spokanecda.com