2019 PORTCO Storybook

To see the impact of PORTCO’s amazing donors, check out the 2019 PORTCO Storybook!

Part-Time Direct Support Professional/Vocational Coach

PORTCO, Inc. is seeking a qualified and motivated Part-Time Direct Support Professional/Vocational Coach for Waiver Program recipients in the Hampton Roads area. Candidate will be responsible for providing vocational support (job coaching), supervision of work tasks, training and transportation to individuals with intellectual disabilities. The applicant must be capable of maintaining client support documentation, time sheets and incident reports. This is a vital support position and requires a team mentality, good work ethic and flexibility. The ability to follow all DMAS and DBHDS documentation requirements is an essential function of this position. Driving of agency vehicle is a mandatory requirement for this position.
Only applicants meeting these requirements should apply.

Qualifications/Skills/Knowledge Required:

• High School diploma or equivalent
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with adult with intellectual abilities
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience with Waiver documentation as mandated by DMAS/DBHDS
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a vocational support setting
• Successful completion of DSP Training and Certificate
• Certification in CPR and First Aid (or ability to obtain)
• Non Violent Crisis Intervention Participant Certificate (or ability to obtain)
• Valid Driver’s License must be held and maintained along with an acceptable driving record
• Ability to obtain any other required trainings
• Employee must be able to read and write English proficiently

Starting compensation is $12 per hour. Position is part time (approximately 25 -30 hours per week) and no weekends, but flexibility is a must. Advancement opportunities and potential for growth are available for the right candidate.
Successful candidate will be fingerprinted and must pass criminal background investigation.
Candidate must be physically able to perform the essential duties.
PORTCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans and Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply at www.portco.org.

Driver

PORTCO, Inc. is seeking a qualified and motivated Driver for providing safe transportation to employees receiving supported employment services in the Hampton Roads area using company vehicle. Candidate must have a Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record.

Qualifications/Skills/Knowledge Required:

• At least 2 years of successful driving experience
• Valid Driver’s License must be held and maintained along with an acceptable driving record
• Ability to obtain any other required trainings (CPR, First Aid, Crisis Intervention)
• Employee must be able to read and write English proficiently

Job Information:

• Work schedule Monday – Friday
• Hours 6:30 AM – 3:30 PM
• Pay Rate $ 10.00 per hour

Successful candidate will be must pass criminal background investigation.
Candidate must be physically able to perform the essential duties.
Qualified candidates, must apply online at: www.portco.org!
PORTCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Grounds Keeping Supervisor

PORTCO, Inc. is seeking a qualified and motivated Grounds Keeping Supervisor for state and federal contracts in the Warrenton, VA areas. The applicant must be experienced in large scale, commercial lawn maintenance and snow removal if needed. Candidate will also be responsible for providing vocational support and training to individuals with varying disabilities. Driving of company vehicle to transport crew members is an essential function of this position.
Candidate must have a Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record.

Minimum Requirements:

• Experience with commercial lawn care, grounds keeping and snow removal
• Experience in or willingness for providing services to individuals with disabilities is a plus

Minimum Qualifications:

• Extensive knowledge and understanding of commercial lawn maintenance procedures, including proper pruning techniques; cultivating; planting and seeding; landscaping; use of heavy and manual lawn equipment.
• Good organizational skills
• Ability to effectively interpret and apply policies and procedures
• Ability to successfully manage multiple duties
• Ability to maintain detailed progress notes regarding contract and individuals with disabilities
• Ability to obtain required certifications (CPR/First Aid, Crisis Prevention, etc.)
• Ability to maintain and support a Safe Work Environment.
• Work schedule Monday – Thursday.

Advancement opportunities and potential for growth are available.
Successful candidate will be must pass criminal background investigation. Valid driver’s license and good driving record are required.
Candidate must be physically able to perform the essential duties.
Qualified candidates, must apply online. Only send a resume upon request go to: www.portco.org!

Compensation: Pay Rate $ 16.28 per hour for Federal and State level contracts. An additional $4.13 per each hour worked on the federal contracts only will be contributed to a 401(k) plan.

PORTCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Volunteers Organize PORTCO Holiday Party

Thanks to the PORTCO volunteers for organizing a fabulous 2018 Holiday Party! The PORTCO team thanks volunteers for throwing an amazing holiday party! Watch the video of the party and learn how you can become involved.

PORTCO Provides Assistance With Local Food Donation Program

The congregation of the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk has been faithfully collecting and distributing food to those in need in Norfolk.  However, the program was strained with the cost of hiring transportation for the collection and distribution of the donated food items.

PORTCO Urges Donations On Giving Tuesday

PORTCO is pleased to announce an opportunity to amplify your donations on Tuesday, November 27th.  Known as Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving Day is recognized as a day to highlight charitable organizations and encourage donations to non-profits.  This year, Facebook and Paypal are teaming up to provide additional attention to the day and boost donations.  Starting at 8am on Giving Tuesday, Facebook and Paypal will be matching charitable contributions – dollar for dollar – up to $7 Million.  Maximizing your donation to PORTCO is easy.  Simply visit PORTCO’s Facebook page on Giving Tuesday, click on the donate button, and watch your support to PORTCO double!

PORTCO On The Hampton Roads Show

On November 20th, PORTCO was the featured audience segment on The Hampton Roads Show.  Co-host, Chris Reckling, interviewed Kate Powell, Director of Fundraising & Grants.  Candace Hunter, QIDP Workforce Support Coordinator, of PORTCO also represented the organization.  Several PORTCO employees participated in the segment as well.  PORTCO on The Hampton Roads Show Group Shot

Candace Hunter discussed a new program where PORTCO team members support a local food pantry and soup kitchen initiative that the Basilica of St. Mary’s in Norfolk coordinates.  Through this partnership PORTCO team members help by picking up, loading, and delivering food items.  PORTCO is pleased to partner with St. Mary’s in this initiative.

Kate Powell discussed a great opportunity for donors to amplify their giving on Tuesday, November 27th.  On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, dubbed #GivingTuesday, Facebook and Paypal will match charitable contributions, dollar for dollar, starting at 8am up to $7 Million.  Tuesday November 27th is a great time to donate to PORTCO through Facebook to maximize your donations.

Continue following the PORTCO story as we write new chapters on how we help individuals with disabilities achieve their highest potential and support our community.

PORTCO Recognized In National Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration

While every day at PORTCO we embrace individuals with differing abilities in an effort to be the largest employment provider to people with disabilities in the United States, the month of October marks a particularly special time to shout our passion from the rooftops as it is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 

Improving The Lives Of Persons With Disabilities One Ramp At A Time

Here at PORTCO we seek to improve the lives of persons with disabilities.  One small improvement that will make a profound difference on the level of quality employment we offer to our employees took place this week.

For some time, we have wanted to replace a failing accessibility ramp that many of our employees use to access their work site at our Portsmouth headquarters.  The ramp was made of wood and showed noticeable areas of rot.  The old ramp design was narrow and outdated.  The instability of its integrity deemed this old ramp a danger to those who were brave enough to use it.

The PORTCO team was able to combine donations from you, our loyal supporters, with grant funds awarded by KOVAR, and a generous donation from STHIL to provide a new ramp.  With the help of Mobility 101, the old wooden ramp was removed and replaced with a shiny, new, safe accessibility ramp.  Now, individuals with mobility challenges can safely make their way to and from work at the main headquarters.  While the previous ramp was inadequate for some mobility devices, the new ramp boasts a wider space for improved access for more mobility devices.  The new ramp is made of durable metal, meaning it will last for many years – providing safe passage to and from work for many peoples with disabilities.

Thank you, 101 Mobility, STIHL, KOVAR, and our many charitable donors who continue to help PORTCO live out our mission to improve the lives of persons with disabilities!

New Accessibility Ramp After Renovation

New Accessibility Ramp After Renovation

Old Accessibility Ramp Before Renovation

Old Accessibility Ramp Before Renovation