Merakey is seeking a Direct Support Professional to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDD) division in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.
Qualified entry level candidates are eligible for up to $13.34/hour if the Enhanced Pay Program is selected.
Are you looking for a position where you can utilize your skills and passion for supporting people? Do you believe that we are better together by including everyone? Are you searching for a rewarding career in the service of others? The Direct Support Professional role isn't for everyone- but it IS for those who enjoy a challenge working with individuals with disabilities and the reward that comes with it. Being in this role requires both attention to detail and creativity as you are serving as both a life coach and a personal support to our individuals. If this sounds like something that you would enjoy -- then join our team!
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
The direct support professional position requires a motivated person to provide the highest quality of care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Job duties may include:
Providing companionship and advocating on behalf of the individuals you support when interfacing with additional members of the team to include; doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors and social workers.
Assisting in the development of a support plan and treatment plan
Documenting observations and progress in goal achievement
Partnering with neighbors and members of the community to enrich the connections and relationships in the lives of the individuals you support.
Fostering an environment in the home that ensures that people feel safe and cared for.
Supporting the individuals in tasks both in the home and in the community to include assisting with medication, food preparation and feeding, aiding with hygiene and grooming tasks, and providing transportation to appointments and activities.
MERAKEY IS PROUD TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS
NEW!! -- we have the compensation and benefits package that will meet your individual needs!! You choose between "Enhanced Pay" or "Enhanced Benefits"
Depending on your needs and/or the needs of your family, you choose between higher pay (and a full range of base benefits) or unbelievable benefits (and competitive pay). You will be free to choose from:
In addition -- we offer the following benefits:
Competitive Compensation Plans
Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
Flexible Spending Accounts
Short/Long Term Disability Coverage
403B Retirement Plan (with company matching)
Marketplace Savings Program
Employee Assistance Program
24-Hour Nurse Hotline
Generous Paid Time Off (for qualifying positions)
Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services
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, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.
Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Requisition # 55145
In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at email@example.com
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a High School Diploma/G.E.D.
Must have 1-year experience in a home health aide setting, or school setting working with people who have Intellectual and Developmental disabilities.
Must have a desire to help others reach their fullest potential.
A valid driver's license is required.