Jul 28, 2020

Direct Support Professional- NE Phila. Area

  • Merakey
  • 9009 Cargill Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19115, USA
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Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

Merakey is seeking a Direct Support Professional to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDD) division in the Philadelphia location.

Qualified entry level candidates are eligible for up to $13.57/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!

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Direct Support Professional interacts with and supports the individual in a variety of potential settings, including community, family or individual homes and generic community settings, as well as Adult Training Facilities (ATF). Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

Interact with and supports the individual in a variety of potential settings, including community, family or individual homes and generic community settings, as well as Adult Training Facilities (ATF).
Provide personal care, instruction, guidance, mentoring, companionship and support, often across a 24-hour period, according to the individual's Person-Centered Plan/Individual Support Plan (ISP).
Provide a level of care that enhances the health, safety, dignity and contentment of every consumer served.

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

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.

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www.merakey.org/careers

Requisition Number: 55318

Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


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