Do you want to make a positive difference in someone's life?
Join our team as a PT Weekend Direct Support Professional
Position: Direct Support Professional
Schedule: Every other weekend or 2-3 weekends a month. Typically 6-10 hour shift on a Sat and a Sun.
Location: Coon Rapids
Supplemental Insurance offered through Colonial Life
Childcare at Corporate for Employees at a reasonable tuition rate
401K plan for employees who work 20 hours or more per week
Employee of the month recognition and gift card
Trainings to further knowledge in the field
MERIDIAN SERVICES provides person centered services to people with intellectual disabilities in a variety of settings, including Residential (group home services), In Home Services/ semi-independent living assistance, vocational services, case management and other supportive programs. Meridian Services was established in 1980 working with SILS persons. Today, we have 30 group homes, 220 In Home/SILS persons, and 120 Case Managers with our company in Minnesota.
Our mission is to provide services of the finest quality, so that those we serve will be able to realize their dreams. To achieve our mission, we are dedicated to valuing creativity, seeking innovative practices, and achieving expertise. We will conduct our operations in an ethical manner, maintain excellent standards, and strive always to do our best. Above all, we will uphold a tradition of service and caring for others.
This position will be supporting four young adults in our Aspen Park home in Coon Rapids. At Aspen Park, the young men are very active. They enjoy walks, going to the park, swimming, bowling and overall any fun activities in the community. In the position, staff will focus on routines, transition times and sensory diets as well as supporting the men in all aspects of daily living.
As a Direct Support Professional you will support our people served with daily activities that include working on outcomes designed for each person served at a variety of residential group homes. Outcomes are designed to increase independent in skills. These may include learning more about community resources, finding hobbies, working on personal cares and meal preparations/planning or budgeting. We tailor our services to each person and their needs and wishes.
Additionally, as a Direct Support Professional, the position entails medication administration, cooking, cleaning, and personal cares (baths and helping change briefs) for persons served.
To be at least 21 years of age per DHS Licensing for staff working in a child foster care site
Have a vehicle with current car insurance
Have an acceptable driving record as determined by Meridian Services policy.
Successful clearance from a DHS background Study
Ability to assist with personal cares
Experience working with challenging behaviors such as physical and verbal behaviors and with Autism is required.
Meridian Services is an equal opportunity employer.
To find out more, please visit us at:
Meridian Services CAREERS www.Meridiansvs.com
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