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Life Sharing Provider

Company: Merakey
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Merakey is currently seeking a Life Sharing Provider to join our IDD division in -Harrisburg, PA -and surrounding locations. -If you are a Caregiver, Direct Care Worker, Home Health Aid or always wanted to be one, this is the opportunity for you as we are hiring immediately! -Tax-Free Stipend each month for Providers - -Are you looking for a position where you can utilize your skills and passion for supporting people? Do you believe that we are better together by including everyone? Are you searching for a rewarding career in the service of others? The Family Living Provider role isn't for everyone- but it IS for those who enjoy a challenge working with individuals with disabilities and the reward that comes with it. Being in this role requires both attention to detail and creativity as you are serving as both a life coach and a personal support to our individuals. If this sounds like something that you would enjoy -- then join our team! -POSITION OVERVIEW -

Provide a safe, clean and pleasant living environment for the person living in their home.
Ensure that the individual's hygiene needs are cared for.
Ensure that the new family member wears clean and neat clothing which is age and culturally appropriate.
Ensure that the FLP individual receives three meals per day and snacks which are properly stored and prepared, and which are nutritious.
Provide adult supervision at all hours when FLP family member is in the home (exceptions will only be made if there is a current ISP goal for teaching the individual how to handle short periods of time at home alone).
Ensure that the physical health of the FLP family member is protected by providing transportation and supervision to physicians, dentists and other health professionals when needed.
Maintain regular and appropriate contact with the Day Program, including visits when needed.
Ensure the confidentiality of the FLP family member's records, names and identities, health information, etc., except as disclosure is permitted or required by law.
Permit NHS FLP staff personal access to the FLP family member at reasonable times and at any time.
Notify at least 30 days in advance, the agency of a change in address or telephone number.
Report any change in family living arrangements, including the discussion of plans with the Supports Coordination and FLP Specialist,
Notify the agency at least 30 days in advance before taking the FLP family member for extended trips. -About Merakey -Merakey is a leading developmental, behavior health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. - - We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. - Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. - - At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve. - - -Merakey strictly follows a zero-tolerance policy for abuse. -Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! - We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. - - Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. -All Interested candidate can reach out to Karen Santana at: - -Our ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.

Keywords: Merakey, Harrisburg , Life Sharing Provider, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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