Direct Support Professional - Awake Overnights

$11.10 - $13.00 hourly
  • MERT Enterprises, Inc.
  • Bangor, ME, USA
  • Nov 05, 2018
Part time Entry Level Health Care Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Awake Overnight shifts are typically from 11:00PM-7:00AM, but we also have some ‘extended hour’ shifts from 9:00PM-7:00AM, and you will work as part of a team responsible for providing support for adult consumers, who have Intellectual, Physical and Mental Health disabilities and Autism during the overnight hours.  You must always be able to remain awake and alert during the scheduled work hours to ensure consumer(s) care and safety are your first priority, and assist with any mobility, health or emergency issues which may arise.  Ensure you are well-rested during the day prior to working an Awake Overnight shift, so you are able to be awake and alert during entire overnight shift.  Through visual observation, you must be able to accurately and thoroughly document by hand any interaction with the adult consumer(s) which may occur during the overnight hours to communicate the issue to other team members.  Assist consumer(s) with personal health or hygiene issues such as toileting or incontinence, to ensure their bedding and clothing are clean and laundered promptly; re-prioritize other duties to prevent health or hygiene issues from waiting until morning.  Perform a variety of light housekeeping duties such as doing laundry, mopping and sweeping floors and cleaning bathroom before the end of the Awake Overnight shift.

 You will have the same Awake Overnight work schedule every week while providing support to one or two of our consumers. Background experience working with people with Intellectual, Physical and Mental Health disabilities & Autism is preferred.  Must be willing to monitor and support the consumer's safety and care and follow recommendations and goals of their PCP (Person Centered Plan).  

Employment at MERT Enterprises, Inc. is contingent upon having a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Applicants must be able to furnish proof of the highest level of education completed.  Applicants will also need to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, driving record (DMV) check, APS (Adult Protective Services), CPS (Child Protective Services) check and professional reference check.  Personal vehicle use is required as-needed to transport our consumers – your vehicle must seat four people comfortably and vehicle should be available 24/7.  Additionally, applicant should have good, legible handwriting skills and strong reading comprehension skills to document daily information.  Verbal communication skills are essential to provide information to others.  Applicants should also understand they will be responsible for administering daily medications to our consumers. 

 Our Entry Level Pay Rate with no prior experience is $11.10/hr.  Applicants already having prior DSP work experience and CRMA, DSP, First Aid/CPR or Safety-Care certifications may have their starting pay rate adjusted upward based on related work experience and current certifications.  Mileage is reimbursed for personal vehicle use, tolls, etc.  Vacation and time off is accrued according to length of service.  CRMA and DSP certification is required in the first year of employment and is fully-paid by MERT. 

   Apply using our online Employment Application at:  https://www.mertenterprises.org/careers/ 

Or, stop by our office & fill out application Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm at MERT Enterprises, Inc. 233 Bomarc Road in Bangor.  You can also call our office for us to mail you an Employment Application at 207-942-4585, fax a resume to us at 207-942-1574, or email your resume to:  Scott.Lynskey@mertenterprises.org                               AA/EOE