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Samaritas Direct Support Professional II (DSP) - Contingent - Muskegon, MI in Muskegon, Michigan


Job Summary

Provides direct hands-on care and assistance in daily living to individuals living within assigned homes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.

  • Assist persons served with activities in daily living including, but not limited to, household tasks, communication skills, and activities in the community.

  • Assist in development of individuals’ social and recreational interests and skills through appropriate modeling and supportive activities.

  • Complete and document consumer’s home-based programs as written by Community Mental Health (CMH) personnel.

  • Provide care and complete duties in compliance with Adult Foster Care Licensing rules for the State of Michigan.

  • Completion of “in-home” training, including CMH required training.

  • Pass medications in accordance with Person Centered Plan.

  • Cooperate with other Center staff to assist in meeting the needs of individuals in the Center.

  • Transport individuals and drive agency vehicle as needed; assure basic cleanliness and care of vehicle.

  • Assist in creating opportunities for persons served with outside entities for volunteer and work opportunities.


Job Qualifications

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred.

  • Attain and maintain all required certifications and training (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, etc.).

Experience

  • Direct care experience in a mental health field or working with vulnerable adults preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and speak fluent English.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to perform basic math calculations.

  • Good communication skills with ability to work compassionately and display sensitivity to persons with varying degrees of physical and/or mental disabilities.

  • Ability to lift persons served with proper lift equipment.

  • Ability to feel pulse rate and hears and reads blood pressure.

Additional Work Requirements

  • Weekends, evenings and extended work hours required.

  • Participation in on-call shift coverage rotation required.

  • Valid unrestricted driver’s license with good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Ability to lift persons served weighing an average of 150 pounds.

  • Ability to transport persons in a wheel chair weighing up to 250 pounds.

  • Near and far visual acuity.

  • Hand-eye coordination.

  • Ability to move freely about.


At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!

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.

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Requisition Number2021-6727

Employee TypeContingent

Hours Per Pay Period32

ShiftNight

Work Hours10:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.

Weekends and/or Holidays RequiredYes

On Call RequiredNo

Position LocationUS-MI-Muskegon

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