Direct Support Professional - Part Time 11 hours in PHOENIXVILLE, PA

    Phoenixville, PA
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    Job Description

    Merakey is seeking a Direct Support Professional to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDD) division in the Phoenixville, PA location.


    Direct SupportProfessional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.
    • Be an active member of the team to assist individuals in developing a range of skills related to personal care, daily living, communication, mobility/travel, leisure/recreation, social interaction, and responsible decision making.
    • Assist individuals in planning and engaging in meaningful adult activities including domestic and leisure activities.
    • Implement intervention strategies when individuals experience anxiety and frustration that result in maladaptive behaviors.

    Merakey supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the enhancement of their abilities and interests. Services are aimed at partnering with individuals as they become self-sufficient and live everyday lives. Merakey focuses on helping individuals find meaningful roles in their community and to feel valued as community members. Individuals are always at the core of the planning and implementation of services.

    Community-Based Services
    • Adult Training Facility
    • Behavior Support Services
    • Early Intervention Case Management
    • Employment (Transitional, Supported, Competitive)
    • In-home Support
    • Non-traditional Community Day Services/Home and Community Habilitation
    • Supports Coordination
    Residential Services
    • Community Living/Group Homes
    • Family/Shared Living
    • Intermediate Care Facility
    • Respite Care
    • Specialized Residential (medically fragile, dementia, autism, dual diagnosis, problematic sexual behavior)
    • Supported Living
    For more information on each individual service, please visit:


    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 provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.


    In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at

    Requisition Number: 53705

    Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
    • Must have a High School diploma / GED.
    • Must have at least 6 months of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities experience in a group home or residential setting.
    • College degree in Human Service Field or related will be considered, without 6 months of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities experience.
    • Prefer Autism experience.
    • Must have a valid Driver License with reliable transportation.
    • Must be at least 18 years old.
    • Pay rate of $11.67 per hour
    Posting ID: 556641051Posted: 2020-05-21