Dec 12, 2019
Merakey is currently seeking Program Assistant to join our Merakey IDD division in our Philadelphia location.
Qualified entry level candidates are eligible for up to $13.17/hour if the Enhanced Pay Program is selected.
Merakey is currently seeking Program Assistant to join our Merakey IDD division in our Trevose location.
In cooperation with under the direction of the Program Specialist, assist in providing life skill and work training for each assigned individual in the training center on an ongoing basis. Assist in development of individual programs, assessment of skills, maintenance of the instructional environment as well as provide appropriate instructional procedures for both skill acquisition and behavioral objectives, documenting and reporting progress, consistent with the program planning team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.
Assist in the development and implementation of the individual yearly program plan.
To provide skill training in the areas delineated by the individual program plan.
Provide documentation of program implementation.
Must have such mobility and flexibility to ensure the safety of each individual in the training center.
Ability to perform various home management duties (sweeping, mopping, wiping, etc...)
Ability to walk while pushing a wheelchair.
Visual and ability to respond to appropriately to surroundings.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to write legibly.
Must attend mandatory training such as CPR, positive interventions, fire safety, etc....and administer necessary techniques as needed.
Maintain compliance with agency policies, procedures, state and county regulations.
Effectively communicates with individuals, using verbal and non-verbal modalities which are appropriate to each person's ability to comprehend.
Accurately review data, complete, submit monthly summaries for assigned individuals.
Attend individual, unit and departmental meetings as required and submit written reports as necessary.
Maintain the instructional environment and instructional materials.
Provide directions to training center staff in program specialist absence, (i.e. PRN's RDSP, volunteers).
May perform other related duties, when required or assigned.
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:
Competitive Compensation Plans
Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
Flexible Spending Accounts
Short/Long Term Disability Coverage
403B Retirement Plan (with company matching)
Marketplace Savings Program
Employee Assistance Program
24-Hour Nurse Hotline
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.
Adult Training Facility
Behavior Support Services
Early Intervention Case Management
Employment (Transitional, Supported, Competitive)
Non-traditional Community Day Services/Home and Community Habilitation
Community Living/Group Homes
Intermediate Care Facility
Specialized Residential (medically fragile, dementia, autism, dual diagnosis, problematic sexual behavior)
For more information on each individual service, please visit: https://www.merakey.org/services-idd.html
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, Louisiana, Virginia, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.
Requisition Number: 50786
Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
3190 Tremont Ave, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053, USA