Samaritas Direct Support Professional/Caregiver, Persons with Disabilities, Full Time - Scottville, MI in Scottville, 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 full time direct support professional in Scottville Michigan area! This position has a $10.31/hour pay rate and is eligible for a $1000.00 sign on/retention bonus. Job Summary Provide direct hands-on care and assistance in daily living to individuals living within assigned homes. Duties and Responsibilities liProvide 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./li liAssist persons served with activities in daily living including but not limited to household tasks, communication skills, and activities in the community./li liAssist in development of individuals' social and recreational interests and skills through appropriate modeling and supportive activities./li liComplete and document consumer's home-based programs as written by Community Mental Health (CMH) personnel./li liProvide care and complete duties in compliance with Adult Foster Care Licensing rules for the State of Michigan./li liCompletion of 'in-home' training, including CMH required training./li liPass medications in accordance with Person Centered Plan./li liCooperate with other Center staff to assist in meeting the needs of individuals in the Center./li liTransport individuals and drive agency vehicle as needed; assure basic cleanliness and care of vehicle./li /ul hr / Job Qualifications Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification liHigh school diploma or equivalency preferred./li liAttain and maintain all required certifications and training (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, etc.)./li /ul Experience liDirect 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 liAbility to lift persons served with proper lift equipment./li liAbility to feel pulse rate and hears and reads blood pressure./li /ul Additional Work Requirement