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Home and Community Direct Support Professional

Company: Merakey
Location: Altoona
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Job Description:

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Merakey is seeking a Direct Support Professional to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDD) division in Altoona, PA.

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!

POSITION OVERVIEW

Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:



  • Assure health and safety of individual you are providing services to.
  • Guide the individual to achieve a desired outcome listed in the ISP
  • Respectfully listen to and communicate with individuals, families, co workers, management and community members
  • Facilitate opportunities for community access, participation and membership for each individual, including safe transportation
  • Protect the individual's dignity in the home and community.
  • Providing individualized care, activities of daily living, including proper maintenance of living area, and guiding residents in leisure activities, work and day programming.
  • Work is performed in accordance with appropriate procedures according to the individuals Person Centered Plan / Individual Support Plan (ISP) and also the direction of the Program Specialist who reviews daily documentation notes, provides input and guidance, and facilitates in person meetings on a quarterly basis.
  • DSP's schedule will be based off of the needs of the individual as outlined in their ISP.


    MERAKEY IS PROUD TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS



    • Fee-For-Service model (Per Diem or PRN) including mileage reimbursement for travel
    • Marketplace Savings Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Competitive Compensation Plans
    • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
    • Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services


      ABOUT MERAKEY'S IDD DIVISION

      Merakey supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the enhancement of their abilities and interests. Services are aimed at partnering with individuals as they become self-sufficient and live everyday lives. Merakey focuses on helping individuals find meaningful roles in their community and to feel valued as community members. Individuals are always at the core of the planning and implementation of services.

      Community-Based Services



      • Adult Training Facility
      • Behavior Support Services
      • Early Intervention Case Management
      • Employment (Transitional, Supported, Competitive)
      • In-home Support
      • Non-traditional Community Day Services/Home and Community Habilitation
      • Supports Coordination


        Residential Services



        • Community Living/Group Homes
        • Family/Shared Living
        • Intermediate Care Facility
        • Respite Care
        • Specialized Residential (medically fragile, dementia, autism, dual diagnosis, problematic sexual behavior)
        • Supported Living


          For more information on each individual service, please visit: https://www.merakey.org/services-idd.html

          ABOUT MERAKEY

          Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

          We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

          We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

          With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.

          Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

          APPLY TODAY

          If you meet the above criteria and are looking for a position that will allow you to make a difference in a person's life while taking your career to the next level... Don't Wait -- Apply Today

          To fill out an on-line application: www.merakey.org/careersand send your resume to our to our Recruiter at marcus.couch@merakey.org

          POSITION REQUIREMENTS



          • Age 18 or older
          • Valid driver's license
          • Verifiable high school diploma OR GED


            Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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