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  1. RESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATOR

    MERT Enterprises, Inc. has an immediate opening in Bangor for a full-time Residential Administrator (RA) to supervise a team of 15-20 Direct Support Professionals [DSPs] and provide daily direct and indirect care to several of our adult consumers who have intellectual disabilities and live in their own residences in the Greater Bangor area.  Please note that candidates should live within a 20-minute driving radius of Bangor. The RA spends the majority of their time out of the office working at 3-4 consumer’s residences that the RA oversees, providing ongoing training and guidance to new DSPs, conducting individual or team meetings with them at the consumer’s residences, coordinate staff scheduling, time sheet verification for payroll, review staff documentation, prepare administrative reports and advocate on behalf of the consumers to ensure they are receiving quality support. The RA works as part of a small team with 4 other RAs to ensure consumers are receiving the services they need and control the workflow of the DSPs on a daily basis. This position will share 24-hour, on-call duties with the other RAs on a rotating basis. Candidates should have a flexible schedule to allow for changing situations and be able to adapt to unplanned events and re-prioritize work schedule to receive calls during the overnight hours or go into work for emergency issues that may occur overnight, weekends or holidays. The RA could potentially ‘cover’ any DSP shifts in the event of a ‘call out’, so the candidate should be adaptable to these situations when they arise.

    AS or BS degree in Human Services, Social Work or other related field is required. CRMA and DSP certifications are required.  Prior experience directly supervising DSP staff is also required.  Familiarity with Special Olympics is a plus.  Qualifications also include having a personal vehicle which can seat up to four people comfortably, has working seat belts, auto liability insurance and is available for use 24/7.  Driver’s License needs to be in good standing. Candidates will need to pass a pre-employment background check including: Criminal check, DMV check, APS check and professional reference check.

    A full benefits package is available on the first of the month following 30 days in the RA position.  Benefits are paid in part by the employer as well as the individual.  Any or all of the employee benefits are elected by the employee at the time of their eligibility. AA/EOE

    To apply for this employment opportunity please print out the MERT Enterprises Employment Application Form. Once completed send it in to:

    MERT Enterprises
    Attention: Scott Lynskey
    PO Box 1234
    Bangor, ME 04402-1234

    or drop it off in person at:

    MERT Enterprises
    233 Bomarc Road
    Bangor, Maine 04401

    You may also contact our HR Manager, Scott Lynskey by calling 207-942-4585 or by email: Scott.Lynskey@mertenterprises.org

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  5. RESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATOR

    RESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATOR

     

    MERT Enterprises, Inc. is accepting applications for a full-time Residential Administrator (RA).  This is a 40-45 hrs/wk. salaried position with a flexible schedule working with a small team of RAs.  The duties include on-call rotation to include one weekday “after hours” coverage and rotating weekend coverage which could included handling crisis calls, shift call outs / covering of shifts.  

     

    Responsibilities include but not limited to: The RA must be willing to work with their RA teammates on scheduling, consumers’ issues and DSP staffing needs.  Must be key link for all support needs of our consumers, coordinate with CCM/ISC , families, employment in community and center-based community programs, volunteer positions, all medical, dental and mental health and medication appointments.  The RA position also supervises a team of DSPs, provides in-home and community training, remains current with all MERT required training and certifications, and provides supervision and role modeling  to all DSP and direct care staff. The RA participates in Admin meetings, RA Team and house meetings, pre-planning and PCP meetings and always represents the agency and its Consumers and Employees with dignity and respect.  

     

    Qualifications include having at least 2 years Direct Care experience, supervisory experience and training, degree in human service field or related field is a plus! Background experience working with people with Intellectual, Physical and Mental Health disabilities & Autism is preferred.  Employment at MERT Enterprises, Inc. is contingent upon being able 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.   Applicants will also be required to furnish proof of the highest level of education completed.  Personal vehicle use is required as-needed to transport our consumers – your vehicle must seat four people comfortably, have working seat belts, your name listed on the current auto liability insurance and vehicle should be available 24/7.  Additionally, applicant should have good, legible handwriting skills to document consumer information, keep accurate and detailed staff notes and duty logs, monthly reports, incident reports and seizure reports.  Strong reading comprehension skills are needed to understand medical information and consumer’s personal information being passed-on regularly, and to promote staff development.  Verbal communication is essential to convey information to other team members, supervisors and visitors or family members of the consumer.  Applicants should also understand they may be responsible for administering daily medications to our consumers.  

     

    Pay Rate is based on related experience.  A generous benefits package is included.    AA/EOE