At Samaritas, we ask you to join us – to âBe The Rock That Starts The Rippleâ. 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.
Immediate full time, day direct support professional in the Traverse City, Michigan area. This position has a $12.00/hour pay rate and is eligible for our $1000.00 retention incentive.
Provides personal assistance and support to clients in their home or other living facilities. Transports clients to various activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in the Person Center Planning (PCP) and goal setting for the growth and development of clients served.
Provide 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.
Provide 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.
Assist 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.
Schedule and transport clients to various appointments and activities.
Complete all required documentation for services performed.
Work independently between sites and cooperatively with other staff to assure quality of service for each individual.
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
High school diploma or equivalency preferred.
Successful completion of required training.
- One year 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.
Additional Work Requirements
Valid driver’s license with good driving record; reliable ongoing personal transportation suitable for safely transporting clients; current automobile registration and proof of automobile insurance.
Weekends, evenings and extended work hours required.
Maybe required to participate in on-call shift rotation.
Ability to work the shifts when staff ‘call off’ during assigned pager rotation. May be required to assume on-call responsibility for assigned area on rotation with supervisor.
May be required to assist supervisor with all aspects of on-site quality assurance (e.g. care plan implementation, safety, documentation review, scheduling and assignment of doctor’s appointments).
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.
Ability to move freely.
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Samaritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled
Hours Per Pay Period80
Work Hours6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Weekends and/or Holidays RequiredYes
On Call RequiredNo
Position LocationUS-MI-Traverse City
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