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Direct Support Professional/Caregiver, Persons with Disabilities, Part Time - Scottville, MI

Direct Support Professional/Caregiver, Persons with Disabilities, Part Time - Scottville, MI

Requisition Number 
2017-2502
Posted Date 
12/15/2017
Category 
Support Workers
Employee Type 
Part-Time
Hours Per Pay Period 
48
Shift 
Day
Work Hours 
Varied
Weekends and/or Holidays Required 
Yes
On Call Required 
No
Position Location 
US-MI-Scottville

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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Immediate direct support professional part time opportunity in the Scottville, Michigan area! This position has a $10.23/hour pay rate and is eligible for a $500.00 sign on/retention bonus. 

 

Job Summary

 

Provide direct hands-on care and assistance in daily living to individuals living within assigned homes.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide hands-on care and assistance to persons served including but not limited to mobility, lifting, transferring, bathing, personal hygiene and grooming, laundry, meal preparation and mealtime assistance.
  2. Assist persons served with activities in daily living including but not limited to household tasks, communication skills, and activities in the community.
  3. Assist in development of individuals' social and recreational interests and skills through appropriate modeling and supportive activities.
  4. Complete and document consumer's home-based programs as written by Community Mental Health (CMH) personnel.
  5. Provide care and complete duties in compliance with Adult Foster Care Licensing rules for the State of Michigan.
  6. Completion of 'in-home' training, including CMH required training.
  7. Pass medications in accordance with Person Centered Plan.
  8. Cooperate with other Center staff to assist in meeting the needs of individuals in the Center.
  9. Transport individuals and drive agency vehicle as needed; assure basic cleanliness and care of vehicle.

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Job Qualifications

 

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred.
  • Attain and maintain all required certifications and training (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, etc.).

 

Experience

  • 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.
  • Ability to lift persons served with proper lift equipment.
  • Ability to feel pulse rate and hears and reads blood pressure.

 

Additional Work Requirements

  • Weekends, evenings and extended work hours required.
  • Valid unrestricted driver's license with good driving record.
  • Proof of automobile insurance if required by program/center.

 

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Ability to lift persons served weighing an average of 150 pounds.
  • Ability to transport persons in a wheel chair weighting up to 250 pounds.
  • Near and far visual acuity.
  • Hand-eye coordination.
  • Ability to move freely.