Samaritas Caregiver - Direct Care Worker in Muskegon, Michigan
Caregiver - Direct Care Worker
Home & Community
514404 - Hansen - Group Home
Weekends and/or Holidays Required
Immediate full time work in the Muskegon, Michigan area! This position pays at a rate of $10.30/hour.
Provide direct hands-on care and assistance in daily living to individuals living within assigned Center(s).
JOB EXPECTATIONS (Essential Functions, Specific Duties and Responsibilities)
Provide hands-on care and assistance to persons served including but not limited to mobility, lifting, transferring, bathing, personal hygiene and grooming, laundry, meal preparation and mealtime assistance.
Assist persons served with activities in daily living including but not limited to household tasks, communication skills, and activities in the community.
Assist in development of individuals’ social and recreational interests and skills through appropriate modeling and supportive activities.
Complete and document consumer’s home-based programs as written by County Mental Health (CMH) personnel.
Provide care and complete duties in compliance with Adult Foster Care Licensing rules for the State of Michigan.
Completion of “in-home” training, including CMH required training.
Pass medications in accordance with Person Centered Plan.
Cooperate with other Center staff to assist in meeting the needs of individuals in the Center.
Transport individuals and drive agency vehicle as needed; assure basic cleanliness and care of vehicle.
EDUCATION, TRAINING and LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION
High school diploma or equivalency preferred.
Attain and maintain all required certifications and training (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, etc.).
- 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.
Ability to lift persons weighing up to 150 pounds.
Ability to feel pulse rate and hears and reads blood pressure.
Ability to transport persons in a wheel chair weighing up to 250 pounds.
Valid unrestricted driver’s license with good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
Weekends, evenings and extended work hours required.
On-call shift coverage rotation required.
An Equal Opportunity Employer-M/F/D/V/AA