Samaritas Direct Support Professional/Caregiver II, Support Services, Part Time - Traverse City, MI in Traverse City, Michigan

hr / Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan. 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. hr / Immediate part time Direct Support Professional in the Traverse City, Michigan area! This position has a $12.00/hour pay rate and is eligible for a $500.00 sign on/retention bonus. Job Summary Provides personal assistance and support to clients in their home or other living facilities. Transports clients to various activities. Duties and Responsibilities liParticipate in the Person Center Planning (PCP) and goal setting for the growth and development of clients served./li liProvide personal support services to persons served, including but not limited to mobility/ lifting/transferring, bathing and personal hygiene, laundry and grooming, meal preparation and mealtime assistance./li liProvide personal health care services including but not limited to administering medications and medical treatments, infection control, Range of Motion exercises, and other care in accordance with individual service plan and needs./li liAssist clients with activities in daily living including but not limited to household tasks, communication skills, social and recreational skills, financial management, and activities in the community./li liSchedule and transport clients to various appointments and activities./li liComplete all required documentation for services performed./li liWork independently between sites and cooperatively with other staff to assure quality of service for each individual./li /ul hr / Job Qualifications Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification liHigh school diploma or equivalency preferred./li liSuccessful completion of required training./li /ul Experience liOne year direct care experience in a mental health field or working with vulnerable adults preferred./li /ul Knowledge Skills and Abilities liAbility to read, write and speak fluent English./li liEffective oral and written communication skills./li liAbility to work independently with minimal supervision./li liAbility to perform basic math calculations./li liGood communication skills with ability to work compassionately and display sensitivity to persons with varying degrees of physical and/or mental disabilities./li /ul Additional Work Requirements liValid driver's license with good driving record; reliable ongoing personal transportation suitable for safely transporting clients; current automobile registration and proof of automobile insurance./li liWeekends, evenings and extended work hours require