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Caregiver - Night Shift, Full-time, Direct Care Worker, Kentwood

Caregiver - Night Shift, Full-time, Direct Care Worker, Kentwood

Requisition Number 
2017-2407
Posted Date 
12/10/2017
Category 
Support Workers
Employee Type 
Full-Time
Hours Per Pay Period 
80
Shift 
Night
Work Hours 
10:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Weekends and/or Holidays Required 
Yes
On Call Required 
No
Position Location 
US-MI-Kentwood

More information about this job

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Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.

 

Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.

 

We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.

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Job Summary

 

Provides personal assistance and support to clients in their home or other living facilities. Transports clients to various activities.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Participate in the Person Center Planning (PCP) and goal setting for the growth and development of clients served.
  2. Provide personal support services to persons served, including but not limited to mobility/ lifting/transferring, bathing and personal hygiene, laundry and grooming, meal preparation and mealtime assistance.
  3. Assist clients with activities in daily living including but not limited to household tasks, communication skills, social and recreational skills, financial management, and activities in the community.
  4. Schedule and transport clients to various appointments and activities.
  5. Complete all required documentation for services performed.
  6. Work independently between sites and cooperatively with other staff to assure quality of service for each individual.

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Job Qualifications

 

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred.
  • Successful completion of required training.

 

Experience

  • One year direct care experience in a mental health field or working with vulnerable adults preferred.

 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations.
  • Good communication skills with ability to work compassionately and display sensitivity to persons with varying degrees of physical and/or mental disabilities.

 

Additional Work Requirements

  • Valid driver's license with good driving record; reliable ongoing personal transportation suitable for safely transporting clients; current automobile registration and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Weekends, evenings and extended work hours required.
  • On call availability required.

 

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Ability to safely lift and transfer persons served on an as needed or regular basis and using appropriate level of assistance for lifts and transfers.
  • Near visual acuity.
  • Hand-eye coordination.
  • Hand and finger dexterity.
  • Ability to move freely about.