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Residential Direct Support Professional Full Time 30 hours - New rates

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 by Merakey

Newark, DE 19713
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
$13 - $13 Hourly
Full-Time
Merakey is currently seeking a **Full Time** **30-hour Residential Direct Support Professional** to join our Merakey division in **Newark, DE.**

**_About Merakey_**

Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.

**_MERAKEY IS PROUD TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:_**

+ The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs

+ Highly competitive compensation plans

+ Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company

+ Flexible scheduling

+ Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program

+ Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution

+ Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees.

+ New!! -- we have the compensation and benefits package that will meet your individual needs!! You choose between "Enhanced Pay" or "Enhanced Benefits"!!

+ Depending on your needs and/or the needs of your family, you choose between higher pay (and a full range of base benefits) or unbelievable benefits (and competitive pay)!! You will be free to choose from:

+ "Enhanced Pay" -- Competitive wage + an additional $2.00 per hour for all hours worked. Option to select a base medical plan + a full range of company paid benefits.

+ "Enhanced Benefits" -- Competitive wage + an option to select from 4 comprehensive medical plans for you and your family where 70%-100% of the premiums are paid by Merakey. Also includes a full range of additional company paid benefits. Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans

**_POSITION DETAILS_**

The Direct Support Professional position requires a motivated person to provide the highest quality of care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Job duties may include:

+ The position interacts with and supports the individual in a variety of potential settings, including community, family or individual homes and generic community settings, as well as Adult Training Facilities (ATF).

+ The DSP provides personal care, instruction, guidance, mentoring, companionship and support, often across a 24-hour period, according to the individual's Person-Centered Plan/Individual Support Plan (ISP).

+ The position provides a level of care that enhances the health, safety, dignity and contentment of every consumer served.

**Please apply on line at:** **** at

**Requisition Number: 40705**

**_Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!_**

+ Must be at least 18 years old.

+ Must have a High School Diploma/G.E.D.

+ _Must have 1-year experience in a home health aide setting, or school setting working with people who have Intellectual and Developmental disabilities._

+ _Must have a desire to help others reach their fullest potential._

+ A valid driver's license is required.

+ **New Rates - $11 per hour, if you select the enhance pay program the hourly rate can go up to $13 per hour.**

EOE Protected Veterans/Disability

Reference: 598942010