Merakey is seeking a Direct Support Professional- Day Program to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDD) division in Richmond, Va.
The Direct Care Worker assists, teaches and monitors client's daily living activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Personal hygiene, bathing, shaving, grooming, dressing, laundry, meal preparation, medication administration, and room care. Provide support in building social skills, independent living and vocational skills Monitor, chart and track consumers activities in daily or weekly reports Prepares and serves meals according to posted menus and nutritional standards. Assists in medical appointments and follow-through as well as assists with medication administration.
Merakey offers Medical, Dental, Vision insurance plans, competitive compensation plans, Work/Life balance, flexible schedules, cell phone discount plan, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement and much more!
To fill out an on-line application: www.merakey.org/careers
Requisition number: 68502
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve.
Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
HS Diploma or GED Must be at least 18 years old Ability to operate a vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license
Preferred 1+ year experience in a home health aide setting or school setting working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.