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Direct Support Professional (DSP), Group Home, Flex Option - Midland, MI

Midland, MI 48640


At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to \u201cBe The Rock That Starts The Ripple\u201d. 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!


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.



Hours cut? Not currently working due to the Coronavirus shut down?


Samaritas is in need of direct care staff on a temporary or permanent basis all over the state of Michigan to ensure we continue to be able to provide assistance to our most vulnerable populations.


Help us serve others!


Immediate contingent, flex direct support professional opportunity at our group home in Midland, Michigan. This position has a $9.75/hr base pay rate and currently has our $1.00/hr ROCKstar Premium. This position is also eligible for our $250.00 bonus incentive. 


Job Summary


Provide 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.
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    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.).



    • 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.
    • Valid unrestricted driver's license with good driving record.
    • Proof of automobile insurance if required by program/center.


    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Ability to lift persons served weighing an average of 150 pounds.
    • Ability to transport persons in a wheel chair weighting up to 250 pounds.
    • Near and far visual acuity.
    • Hand-eye coordination.
    • Ability to move freely.


    Posted: 2020-05-19 Expires: 2020-06-18

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