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Direct Support Professional - Cottage Grove

Company: Meridian Services, Zenith Services & Orion Associa
Location: Cottage Grove
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Meridian Services, Inc.Where Dreams and Opportunities AlignJoin our team as a Direct Support Professional at our Bayport Program in Cottage Grove, MN!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.Company Perks:Family OwnedMedical and Dental InsuranceVision InsurancePet InsurancePaid Time OffPaid Training401 K plan (employees who work 20 hours or more per week are eligible)Childcare at Corporate office for Employees at reasonable tuition ratesGrowth OpportunitiesEmployee of the month recognition and gift cardSchedule: 4 days a week (between 6a-4p) and 2-3 weekends a monthWage: $19 per hourOverall SummaryBayport is home for 4 very active boys and young men that enjoy keeping busy. The people at this home enjoy getting out regularly to enjoy their local community by walking, biking, and attending community events. In this position, staff focus on routines, transitions, and sensory diets as well as supporting the person in all aspects of daily living. We are looking for a staff that is patient and comfortable with personal cares. Staff at this program need to be a self-starter and take the initiative to complete tasks without being asked to do so. A good knowledge of autism is preferable.As a Direct Support Professional, you will support our people served with daily activities that include working on outcomes designed for each person served at a variety of residential group homes. Outcomes are designed to increase independence in skills. These may include learning more about community resources, finding hobbies, working on personal cares, and meal preparations/planning or budgeting. We tailor our services to each person and their needs and wishes. Additionally, as a Direct Support Professional, the position entails medication administration, cooking, cleaning, and personal cares (baths and helping change briefs) for persons served.ResponsibilitiesWork on tailored outcomes with each person in the home. 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 servedProvide guidance and instructional teaching to persons while building life skills.Provide cleaning, cooking and medication administration to the men living at the homeProvide supervision and transportation in the community on activities and appointments. Typically, a company vehicle is available, but times may require use of own personal vehicleRequirementsTo be at least 21 years of age for the Bayport SLS program per DHS Licensing for staff working at child foster care sites.Have a vehicle with current car insuranceHave an acceptable driving record as determined by Meridian Services policy.Successful clearance from a DHS background StudyAbility to complete personal caresExperience working with intellectual disabilities and autismExperience with physical and verbal aggressionsAt 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.Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at /careers. Please contact HR Recruiting at for questions.

Keywords: Meridian Services, Zenith Services & Orion Associa, Minneapolis , Direct Support Professional - Cottage Grove, Other , Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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