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Eugene, OR 97405

Jon Farah Adult Foster home

Posted 3 weeks ago
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From The Desk Of Jon Farah -Eugene, OregonI’m Jon Farah and I’ve owned an Adult Foster Home for adults with Developmental Disabilities going on 20 years now.I first discovered this care giving industry while I worked as a contractor. I was doing some remodeling for my friend’s foster homes and he ended up offering me a job to work there.And I did. I worked for him for a short time. I saw how he administered care. More importantly, I liked the work. I liked providing care for adults with disabilities. It felt like I was making a difference while providing a noble service.After the experience working in the home, I had ideas on how to administer the care even better! I really wanted to help adults with disabilities.Specifically, to provide adults with disabilities a service that genuinely felt like home to them. A home where they felt loved and cared for……where they could experience, sometimes for the very first time, a family. That’s why we have 3 – 4 male residents living in our foster home at a time.We found when there’s too many residents, individual care can suffer and that’ll undermine the family environment we aim to foster and grow here!We’re dedicated to providing the best care for our residents so we want the best people on our team!Many foster homes are run similar to institutions and employees are just a number. That’s NOT how we operate.We care about our employees. When you’re on our team, you’re not just a number. In fact, we need you at your best so you can help us provide the best care possible for our residents.To this end, we offer our employees personalized training. Our work environment is very structured so you never have to wonder what you should be doing. Everything you need is easy to find, very organized.About Compensation and AvailabilityCompensation starts at $11.25 and pay is weekly! Most homes will pay you either bi-weekly or monthly.Currently, we want you to be available during the week, primarily in the evenings, nights and weekends. We start new hires Part-time but there’s potential for full-time work depending on how well you perform.When you work evenings, you’ll have lots of free-time because residents are typically in their rooms winding down for the night starting at 8 pm ……so, you can actually sleep at a decent hour. At other foster homes you’d have to be up all-night working!And if you’re working the weekend you can make great money! Working weekends are a great opportunity for you to put more money in savings, pay down debt and just have more spending money!Plus, you’ll take the guys out on outings to eat or other recreational activities on weekends. You’ll get a lot of enjoyment and have fun while making a difference in our residents’ lives....What You'll Be Doing:When a resident first arrives at our home, we evaluate them. This is a team effort where we observe them to find out whether their meds are working or not working.Determine whether they might have additional needs. For instance, do they have medical issues that need extra care or counseling?Help our residents to become more independent. If we think residents are able to be independent, we put them into programs that promote education, job training and other discovery.Get residents’ emotional needs met. For instance, if they want more social interaction or not, you have to make those needs a priority.Administer medication. Residents have a medication schedule so you’ll be responsible for both administering the meds and recording it in the MARS.Prepare easy meals. You don’t have to be a cook. These are simple meals. All you have to do is follow the meal schedule and instructions we provide.Lite cleaning. You’re expected to clean the kitchen and tidy up the home as needed.Provide transportation on social outings. You’re required to have a current driver’s license in good standing and a dependable vehicle.Provide transportation to residents’ appointments and emergencies. Most of the time management will take care of this but there’ll be times when you might have to take a resident to the doctor’s or the dentist.Hands-on Work. All of our guys are developmentally disabled and have varying degrees of abilities, however, the hands-on work is minimal. You WON’T be working with anyone who is paraplegic or at that level of 1:1 care.Additional RequirementsGood interpersonal skillsGood listening skillsIs excellent at following directionsIs a self-motivatorOrganized and detail orientedWillingness to work a flexible scheduleDependable and ResponsibleExperience Preferred but not necessaryMust have a current driver’s licenseMust be able to pass a Drug and Background checkMust be able to walk 1-2 miles for recreational activitiesAbsolutely No smokers!Optional (Not required, but a plus):OIS CertificateCPR CertificateAbout Compensation and Availability:Compensation starts at $11.25 and pay is weekly! Most homes will pay you either bi-weekly or monthly.Currently, we want you to be available during the week, primarily in the evenings, nights and weekends. We start new hires Part-time but there’s potential for full-time work depending on how well you perform.When you work evenings, you’ll have lots of free-time because residents are typically in their rooms winding down for the night starting at 8 pm ……so, you can actually sleep at a decent hour. At other foster homes you’d have to be up all-night working!And if you’re working the weekend you can make great money! Working weekends are a great opportunity for you to put more money in savings, pay down debt and just have more spending money!Plus, you’ll take the guys out on outings to eat or other recreational activities on weekends. You’ll get a lot of enjoyment and have fun while making a difference in our residents’ lives.

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