Requisition Number: STLOU-COMPS-H-08-2019-02
Job Title: Companion
City: St. Charles
State: MO

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 0
Salary Range: $20,000/year

Companion

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Description/Job Summary

NOW SEEKING LIVE-IN COMPANIONS

Shared Home, Shared Life. Being a Companion for an adult with disabilities is more than just a job, it’s a rewarding career built on a friendship and a caring relationship between two room mates living together – one person with special needs, the other providing care and support. As a Companion for RHD Missouri’s Residential Program, you will help someone reach their goals and make a meaningful positive impact on their life.  As housemates, you will build a close relationship that is mutually beneficial to both you and the client.


BENEFITS & PERKS OF WORKING AS AN RHD COMPANION

- Full-Time employment with regular TIME OFF: Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm (6 hours), andWEEKENDS OFF: From Friday at 3pm to Sunday at 3pm (48 hours)! If you choose to work weekends you will receive additional compensation.

- All Full-Time employees receive the same benefits – new employees earn the same vacation and benefits as their director or the most senior employee. Health Insurance Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, and Vision.

- Live in the residence of the person you support, with your own quarters and privacy. Paid utilities including free Wi-Fi and a food allowance!

- MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT!

- PAID TRAINING!

- A fulfilling career helping someone to reach their goals and gain their independence with your care and support.

Responsibilities/Duties

COMPANION JOB DUTIES

- Provide companionship/friendship/mentorship to the person supported as a positive role model.

- Reside in the home of the person supported.

- Provide support and assistance to the person with daily needs including but not limited to:

  • Personal Hygiene of a neat and clean appearance.
  • Medication administration.
  • Meal preparation.
  • Housekeeping to maintain a clean and safe home.
  • Budgeting household supply and grocery purchases, as well as maintaining inventory of household resources including possessions (monetary and others).
  • Helping the person you are supporting pursue community based interests including social, recreational, and leisure opportunities, including providing transportation.


- Complete documentation in compliance with deadlines and policies.

- Schedule and attend doctors appointments with the person supported and provide support in reporting any health concerns or changes to physicians and to RHD Missouri.

- Honor choices and preferences as identified in the person’s Individual Support Plan.

- Implement treatment protocols according to the person’s Behavior Support Plan as necessary.

Required Experience

- Experience supporting individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities is preferred but not required, and all training is provided with pay.

IN ORDER TO PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICE TO OUR INDIVIDUALS, AN IDEAL COMPANION CANDIDATE WILL BE:

- Responsible, punctual, professional, and reliable.

- Positive, open-minded, flexible, and patient.

- Person-centered, supportive, and able to gently and positively divert individuals from problematic behaviors without being dictatorial.

- Able to provide individualized attention based on the needs of the person supported.

- Able to represent themselves and RHD Missouri in a professional manner with client families, guardians, coworkers, and the community.

Required Education

- High School Diploma/GED

Required Qualifications

- Valid Driver’s License

- Reliable vehicle with current car insurance.

- Background check with no felony convictions; some misdemeanor offenses may disqualify.

- Experience supporting individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (preferred but not required).

- Candidates must successfully complete paid trainings and stay up to date on annual certification renewals (CPR, MANDT, medication administration, etc.).

Program Summary


Resources for Human Development – Missouri

WHO WE ARE

Resources for Human Development is a national human services non-profit founded in 1970, specializing in creating innovative, quality services that support people of all abilities and challenges wherever the need exists. We support more than 160 programs across 14 states, serving tens of thousands of people of all abilities every year. RHD maintains a corporate office in Philadelphia, which provides fiscal supervision, management oversight, support and encouragement, and technical assistance to its programs. RHD prides itself on its history of innovation, not only in the services we offer but also in our management approach rooted in RHD’s Values. RHD is committed to the fundamental value of dignity and respect for all human beings, to the empowerment of our consumers and staff, and to the flexibility to meet the changing needs of all our partners and those we serve.


OUR MISSION

RHD’s mission is to provide caring, effective, and innovative services that empower people of all abilities as they work to achieve the highest level of independence possible and build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.


WHAT WE DO LOCALLY

Resources for Human Development has been delivering trauma-informed, person-centered services to people with intellectual disabilities in Missouri since 2008.

RHD Missouri’s Residential Program meets people’s needs in a way that treats people with respect and dignity and places a premium on their quality of life. We provide residential services as well as arts based day programs in St. Louis County, Saint Charles, and Kansas City.


WORK WITH US

At RHD Missouri, you can build a career you’re proud of. With RHD you’re a partner. We work together to help people to build successful lives - both client and caregiver. RHD Missouri’s day and residential programs strive to give individuals the opportunity and ability to create their own services and to be able to offer a support that fits their needs and preferences. We believe that RHD demonstrates its commitment to employees by listening and responding to employee concerns and inviting an ongoing dialogue to improve culture. Together We Are Better, Together We Are RHD.

If you are interested in having a meaningful and rewarding job as an RHD Companion, please fill out the application fully by clicking the link below.

Resources for Human Development, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran, or disability status.


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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.