David Oaks is Hiring Home-Care Workers – Help Wanted Info!

Posted by on December 26, 2014 in Activism, Disability, Environment, Help Wanted, Mental Health | Comments Off on David Oaks is Hiring Home-Care Workers – Help Wanted Info!

 Updated: 3/24/2017 – We are now looking for subs. While our team is full we often need a sub or two. You would decide on your own hours. We utilize great workers morning and night, seven days a week. 

You will find the Top Ten Reasons for you to Join Team Oaks as a Home Care Worker or member of the Community, plus a downloadable flyer:

Below is lots more info about this job.  You may now apply directly to me by simply emailing me about your interest: davidwoaks@gmail.com   In fact I may help you start a whole career as a home-care worker with or without a provider number!  It is easier than ever to apply for these positions!

Home-Care Workers:  Permanent and Fill-In Positions

Work with long-time activist David Oaks.


Hi Homecare Worker!

The best homecare worker team in the world is looking for a Sub, because almost every other week we need coverage for an AM or PM shift. Filling in is an easy way to join us. A small regular weekly shift may be opening soon!

If interested in joining our team give me a cell call, the number is in the S&DS Online Registry. Or email to davidwoaks@gmail.com, or both.

Thanks, David

About this opportunity:

Helpful for all shifts: Experience w/ quadriplegics. Experience w/ hoyer lifts. For AM shift only experience w/ digital stim. bowel program (additional training from my nurse available). About every 3 days we shower in the am.

Born in 1955 in the south side of Chicago, raised working class, got scholarships to Harvard, graduated with honors 1977. Since then I’ve worked for disability human rights, especially mental health, co-founding MindFreedom International. In 2012 I broke my neck and do a lot of rehab. I’m in a powerchair w/ paralyzed legs & arms with several other disabilities. For example my vocal fold is impaired.

My main interest is environmental action. My wife Debra, our cat Bongo and I live in our own neat home, on our quarter-acre eco-garden we call Mad Swan, in the Churchill neighborhood SW Eugene.  

Our many shifts each week total about 85 hrs:

  1.  Weekday am: Typically start at 7 or 7:30 am
  2.  Sat. am: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
  3.  Sun. am: 9 am to noon, plus noon to 3 pm 1st Sun.
  4.  Weekday pm: 3:00 pm to about 8:00 pm
  5.  Weekend pm: About 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Some of the tasks for both the am and pm shifts (training available):

  • Dressing & personal hygiene (ability to roll me, 175 lbs, while in bed)
  • Supra pubic catheter care (it’s easy, training available)
  • Assist communication via computer
  • Light housekeeping & laundry
  • Meal set-up, preparation, service & cleanup
  • Transportation to/from appointments & social events driving my accessible van; clean driving record required
  • Assistance with meds & vitamins


We’re homecare union supporters. We make sure longer shifts get a break. We’ve got a nice, comfy, quiet breakroom, or our big backyard, deck/garden. Supplies/equipment are carefully maintained. Workplace is professional & safety is our highest priority. For more info, direct your search engine to David W. Oaks. My public blog is

Act soon! Contact my cell phone number you will find on the S&DS Online Registry or email me at davidwoaks@gmail.com



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