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Direct Support Professional/Caregiver Lead, Full Time - Scottville, MI

Direct Support Professional/Caregiver Lead, Full Time - Scottville, MI

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Support Workers
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6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Weekends and/or Holidays Required 
On Call Required 
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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.



Immediate full time Direct Support Professional Lead needed in Scottville, Michigan! This position has a $10.81/hour pay rate. 



Job Summary


Coordinates health programs and/or Person Centered Plans and provide direct care to individuals living within assigned Center.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist in the coordination of medical and health programs and services for residents including but not limited to scheduling medical appointments, ordering medications, and obtaining physician orders; assure accurate and timely documentation of same.
  2. 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. Perform First Aid as necessary.
  3. Assist persons served with activities in daily living including but not limited to household tasks, communication skills, and activities in the community.
  4. Assist in development of individuals' social and recreational interests and skills through appropriate modeling and supportive activities.
  5. Pass medications in accordance with Person Centered Plan and Adult Foster Care Licensing rules for the State of Michigan.
  6. Complete and document consumer's home-based programs as written by Community Mental Health (CMH) personnel.
  7. Provide care and complete duties in compliance with Adult Foster Care Licensing rules for the state.
  8. Cooperate with other Center staff to assist in meeting the needs of individuals in the Center.
  9. Participate with Manager, Case Manager and other assigned professional support staff in the development and implementation of individual program, supports and services.
  10. Transport resident in Samaritas owned vehicle: assure basic cleanliness and care of vehicle.


Job Qualifications


Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Satisfactory completion of DCH Residential Program Training Requirements.
  • Attain and maintain all required certifications (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, etc.).
  • Complete required CMH Group home training.



  • Experience in a residential setting for people with developmental disabilities or mental health preferred.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Good communication skills with ability to work compassionately and display sensitivity to persons with varying degrees of physical and/or mental disabilities. Willingness and ability to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
  • Ability to read and write English and perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagrammatic form.
  • Ability to document accurately and completely.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.


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 with proper lift equipment.
  • 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 about home.