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:
Attention: Scott Lynskey
PO Box 1234
Bangor, ME 04402-1234
or drop it off in person at:
225 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