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Family Support Worker - Only 4 hours/week

Family Support Worker - Only 4 hours/week

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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.


Job Summary


Assists families in daily living in accordance with their individual case plan.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Complete assignments to support resident service plans and Centers' programs in accordance with Center, Division and contract requirements.
  2. Document all relevant shift activity in 'log book' according to Center policy.
  3. Review resident log daily and document resident activities daily.
  4. Assist in conducting telephone and walk-in intakes for prospective residents; make referrals to community resources and services.
  5. Provide medications in accordance with resident's medical chart; document in resident chart.
  6. Monitor residents' behaviors; report incidents/violations orally and in writing to Program Manager.
  7. Prepare and distribute meals for residents; maintain cleanliness of kitchen and dining areas on assigned shift to include but not limited to dishwashing.
  8. Perform housekeeping duties in resident rooms, including but not limited to cleaning, vacuuming, wiping, sanitizing, and preparation of vacant resident rooms. Serve as a mentor to Family Support Workers. Provide initial and ongoing training as required.


Job Qualifications


Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • Training or college courses in social work or human services preferred.
  • Required to attain and maintain Food Handler's Basic certification.



  • One year experience providing direct service to clients in social services, residential or a community service setting preferred.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to read, speak, and write proper English.
  • Ability to display compassion and sensitivity to persons served.
  • Ability and willingness to work constructively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively work through changing situations.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.


Additional Work Requirements

  • N/A


Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Ability to move freely about building.
  • Near visual acuity.