Direct Support Professional-AVS-Various Beaver County, PA locations-1st Shift
Installation - Maint - Repair
Nonprofit - Social Services
We are currently seeking a Direct Support Professional to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDD) division in Beaver, PA.
Qualified entry level candidates are eligible for up to $13.34/hour if the Enhanced Pay Program is selected and/or the Shift Differential is applicable for the hours worked.
Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
Providing individualized care, activities of daily living, including proper maintenance of living area.
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 under the supervision of the House Manager who reviews results through living area observation of activities in progress, residents' responsiveness, 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.
ABOUT OUR 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.
Adult Training Facility
Behavior Support Services
Early Intervention Case Management
Employment (Transitional, Supported, Competitive)
Non-traditional Community Day Services/Home and Community Habilitation
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit 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.
At Merakey, we do not have to refer individuals out of our system for additional services, but rather we can design a system around that person. Merakey continues to be the safety net for people who otherwise could not afford care. In spite of financial challenges and dwindling resources, we continue to pursue excellence in all aspects of care and treatment. The work of Merakey is anchored in the firm belief that it is every individual’s right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment in their lives. Surrounding professional staff with the best in technology and supports, Merakey is a leader in the industry and remains committed to helping people...one individual at a time.
Our name, Merakey, is inspired by a modern Greek word, meaning to put something of yourself into your work, or to do something with soul, creativity or love. This concept illustrates the compassion and integrity that underscores everything we do. The inclusion of the word “key” in the name also positions the organization as a key to helping individuals and communities open doors to their future. At Merakey, we put our heart and soul into exceptional care and services.