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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 1/31/2017

Resources For Human Development, Inc. St. Charles, MO

St. Charles, MO
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Description/Job Summary

COMPANION (Roommate)
Resources for Human Development, Inc. (RHD) has provided quality supports to people since 1970. RHD has been providing services in Missouri to the Developmentally Disabled Population for Eight years. We have several openings for full-time Live-in Companions
working with people with all level of abilities. Their homes are in St. Charles, St. Peters, O'Fallon and St. Charles County, each looking to enjoy life to its fullest every day.
Total compensation package includes: Hourly Wage + Paid Training + Paid Vacation & Sick Time + Rent + Utilities + Food
+ Mileage + health coverage insurance
This is the ideal job for someone that wants to earn money and save money while sharing a home and life with a person with a disability.
RHD provides opportunities for potential Companions to spend time with people supported as part of the Paid Training to ensure that a good match occurs.
Companion job duties include, but are not limited to: assisting people with day to day support needs, helping them pursue community based interests, maximize independence, medication administration, schedule and attend doctor appointments, expand circle
of friendships, budget money, be a positive role model, and explore leisure opportunities. Candidates for Companion positions MUST be willing to reside in the home or apartment of a person with a developmental disability. In exchange for sharing a home and
life with a person supported by RHD, Companions are compensated with an hourly wage, paid rent and utilities, food allowance, and a comprehensive benefit package. Companions are off work during the day Monday-Friday and have 48 hours off each weekend. (Companions
can choose to work the weekends for additional compensation) Position requires someone that is positive, responsible, flexible, patient, supportive, and person-centered. Must have a desire to support consumers with developmental disabilities in a residential
setting, a sincere interest in the people they will be working with and their well-being, an open minded and flexible personality, the ability to be a good listener, and the ability to gently and positively divert individuals from problematic behaviors without
being dictatorial.
Applicant must have a Valid Driver's License and Vehicle Insurance; must have completed High School or have a GED and be able to successfully complete a Background check. On Line Applications are found at click on Careers at the top of the page, make sure pop-ups are enabled on your computer for our application. More information about RHD-MO/St. Louis and the Companion approach to residential supports can be found
Come join the RHD-MO/St. Louis Residential Team and help make someone's life make sense, you will enjoy working again!
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.