Direct Support Professional
Merakey is seeking a Direct Support Professional to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDD) division in the Russelton, PA area.
Qualified entry level candidates are eligible for up to $13.44/hour if the Enhanced Pay Program is selected.
Are you looking for a position where you can utilize your skills and passion for supporting people Do you believe that we are better together by including everyone Are you searching for a rewarding career in the service of others The Direct Support Professional role isn't for everyone- but it IS for those who enjoy a challenge working with individuals with disabilities and the reward that comes with it. Being in this role requires both attention to detail and creativity as you are serving as both a life coach and a personal support to our individuals. If this sounds like something that you would enjoy -- then join our team!
Responsibilities include but may not be limited to: Providing individualized care, activities of daily living, including proper maintenance of living area, and guiding residents in leisure activities, work and day programming. All chores necessary to maintain as normal a living environment as possible, i.e., laundry and housekeeping. Work is performed in accordance with appropriate procedures according to the individuals Person Centered Plan / Individual Support Plan (ISP) and also the supervision of the House Manager who reviews results through living area observation of activities in progress, residents' responsiveness, and inspection of living area, reports and periodic meetings. Staff will be required to follow a designated shift routine and assignments as outlined by the House Manager. We reward our staff with competitive wages, flexible schedules available (Full Time/PRN openings), and outstanding health (medical/vision/dental) and wellness benefits, paid training, cell phone discount plan, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement and more.
MERAKEY IS PROUD TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS
NEW!! -- we have the compensation and benefits package that will meet your individual needs!! You choose between "Enhanced Pay" or "Enhanced Benefits"
Depending on your needs and/or the needs of your family, you choose between higher pay (and a full range of base benefits) or unbelievable benefits (and competitive pay). You will be free to choose from: Enhanced Pay -- Competitive wage + an additional $2.00 per hour for all hours worked. Option to select a base high deductible medical plan + dental and vision coverage. Retirement plan also available along with a full range of company paid benefits. Enhanced Benefits -- Competitive wage + an option to select from 4 comprehensive medical plans for you and your family where at least 70% of the premiums are paid by Merakey. Dental, Vision and Retirement Plan also available along with a full range of additional company paid benefits.
In addition -- we offer the following benefits: Work/Life Balance Competitive Compensation Plans Opportunities for professional growth and advancement Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans Flexible Spending Accounts Short/Long Term Disability Coverage Life Insurance 403B Retirement Plan (with company matching) Marketplace Savings Program Employee Assistance Program Wellness Programs 24-Hour Nurse Hotline Tuition Reimbursement Generous Paid Time Off (for qualifying positions) Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services