Merakey is currently seeking a Direct Support Professional - PRN to join our Merakey division in Delaware County location
Position summary or overview. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
The position of Residential Direct Supports Professional is an entry level, direct care position. Under the guidance of the Program Specialist and House Supervisor the RDSP will provide for the safety and well-being of each resident within the home and facilitate community involvement/interaction in cooperation with residents, staff, consultants and administration.
Responsibility to residents includes: provision of framework for an enjoyable learning experience in a family setting and provision of the skills, information, guidance, supervision and training necessary to foster growth and development.
Toward this end, the RDSP will facilitate implementation of general and specific household and individual routine/programming while serving as a positive role model for the resident population.
The position requires compliance and enforcement of all established agency policies and procedures and those delineated by the State and County Regulations.
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, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.
Please apply on line at: www.merakey.org/careers
Requisition Number: 56381
Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a High School Diploma/G.E.D.
Must have at least 1 year of IDD experience in a group home or residential setting.
A valid driver's license is required.
Pay Rate: $15 per hour.