Aug 09, 2020

In-Home Family Support Staff IDD Adult (Fee For Service) - AVONDALE, PA

  • Merakey
  • 525 Highland Blvd, Valley Township, PA 19320, USA
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Job Description

Merakey is seeking In-Home Family Support Professional IDD Adults to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDD) division in our Chester County location.


In-Home Family Support Staff IDD Adults are a fee for service role that work one on one with individuals diagnosed with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in their homes and/or in the community. Staff assists each individual with learning and/or maintaining various skills as identified in the Individual Support Plan.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Living a healthy lifestyle including exercise and healthy eating
  • Cooking, food preparation
  • Money management
  • Managing medical appointments, socialization, and community activities
  • Safety skills, activities of daily living, and housekeeping skills

We serve individuals in their home and in the community all over Chester County which may include the following areas:

  • Oxford
  • West Chester
  • Downingtown
  • Parkesburg
  • Coatesville

Staff hours are determined by each individual's needs. They can vary from a couple of hours once a week to 6 hours a day 5 days a week. This position allows you to build your own schedule and allows up to 30 hours per week. The pay is $12.25 per hour.


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


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:


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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In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at

Requisition Number: 55610

MERAKEY is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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