Direct Support Professional
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Newark, DE 19713
Merakey is currently seeking a Direct Support Professional to join our Merakey division in (Newark,DE)
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, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.
WHAT MERAKEY HAS TO OFFER
+ The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
+ Highly competitive compensation plans
+ Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
+ Flexible scheduling
+ Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
+ Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
+ Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees
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:
+ “Enhanced Pay” — Competitive wage + an additional $2.00 per hour for all hours worked. Option to select a base medical plan + a full range of company paid benefits.
+ “Enhanced Benefits” — Competitive wage + an option to select from 4 comprehensive medical plans for you and your family where 70%-100% of the premiums are paid by Merakey. Also includes a full range of additional company paid benefits. Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
Position summary or overview. 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.
Please apply on line at: www.merakey.org/careers at http://www.nhsonline.org/careers
Requisition Number: 43822
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 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.
+ New Rates $11.17 per hour and may go up to $13.17 per hour if the enhance pay program is selected.
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability