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Meridian Services, Inc.

Where Dreams and Opportunities Align...

Title: Direct Support Professional

Position Type: Part time

Location: Pillager, MN

Schedule: one day a week for 4 hours

Wage: $16.50 an hour

Company Perks:
• Paid Training
• 401 K plan
• Growth Opportunities
• Paid Mileage and meals/activities reimbursed (certain restrictions and guidelines apply) while working with persons served.
• Employee of the month recognition and gift card

MERIDIAN SERVICES provides person centered services to people with intellectual disabilities in a variety of settings, including Residential (group home services), In Home Services/ semi-independent living assistance, vocational services, case management and other supportive programs. Meridian Services was established in 1980 working with SILS persons. Today, we have 30 group homes, 220 In Home/SILS persons, and 120 Case Managers with our company in Minnesota. Our mission is to provide services of the finest quality, so that those we serve will be able to realize their dreams.

Overall Summary

We’re looking for caring and experienced direct support professional to work with an individual who lives in the community (In Home Program) within their own home/family home. The individuals we work with have intellectual disabilities, autism and/or mental health diagnosis. In the In-Home Program, staff teaches skills to persons served. As a direct support professional, you will be a part of helping people work on outcomes/goals to gain independence and lifelong skills. Our ideal candidate must have experience working with autism, mental health or intellectual disabilities. Typically, the outcomes are worked on either at home, in the community or a combination of both.

Responsibilities
• Work on tailored outcomes with each person. Outcomes may include budgeting, behavioral management, community exploration, meal planning, organizational skills, coping skills, and/or physical fitness.
• Be an active participant with individuals served when working on outcomes and out in the community.
• Assist with personal cares as needed per person served
• Provide guidance and instructional teaching to persons while building life skills.
• Provide supervision and transportation in the community on activities and appointments.

Requirements
• To be at least 18 years of age
• Have a vehicle with current car insurance
• Have an acceptable driving record as determined by Meridian Services policy.
• Successful clearance from a DHS background Study
• Ability to complete personal cares
• Experience working with intellectual disabilities, autism or mental health diagnosis

At Meridian Services, we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because we believe it makes our organization stronger. Meridian Services is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Candidates are encouraged to apply at meridiansvs.com/careers
Brainerd MN United States

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