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Resources For Human Development, Inc. Weekend Companion in Kansas City, Missouri

Description/Job Summary Weekend Companion You will be an independent contractor partnering with RHD's Shared Living Program. RHD specializes in providing true person-centered services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It will be your responsibility to assist clients in facilitating a meaningful and successful life in their communities. You will contract with RHD to provide weekend support assignments as a live-in housemate with clients for whom RHD serves as a Shared Living Provider. Benefits/Perks * Opportunity to Positively Impact Another's Life * FREE On the Job Training and Support * No Experience Necessary! * Compensation packages valued at $175 per weekend day to start! Responsibilities/Duties * You will reside in the client's home as a "live-in" housemate each weekend. * Provide companionship/friendship/mentorship to the client as a positive role model. * Provide support and assistance to the client, including but not limited to: o Personal Hygiene o Medication administration o Meal Preparation o Housekeeping to maintain a clean and safe home o Household Budgeting o Assist in pursuing personal interests and goals * Complete documentation in compliance with requirements. * Schedule and attend medical appointments with the client and provide support in reporting any health concerns or changes to physicians and to RHD. * Honor choices and preferences as identified in the client's Individual Support Plan. * Implement treatment protocols according to the client's Behavior Support Plan as necessary. Required Experience Experience supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred, /but NOT required/ /FREE/ training and support is provided by RHD Required Education * High School Diploma/GED Required Qualifications * Background check with no felony convictions (some misdemeanor offenses may disqualify) * Candidates must successfully complete required training * Valid drivers license Program Summary 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./ 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. / /