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Companion in Kansas City, MO at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/31/2019

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More than a job - Be a Live-In Companion For Someone with Special Needs

As a companion you receive $20,000/year in wages + free room and board! You'll be off work Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and have weekends off! Wi-Fi and a full-benefit package which includes paid time off, medical insurance, dental insurance, mileage reimbursement and a food stipend.  All training time is compensated. 


Join our team at RHD! We are Resources for Human Development (RHD), a nonprofit that provides services for adults and children with developmental disabilities. At RHD, we believe in respecting the dignity and worth of each individual. Employees and consumers have the right to live and/or work in an environment that affirms their fundamental dignity as human beings and does not insult or demean them. We deliver quality services that carefully assess consumer needs and satisfaction, evaluate designated service outcomes, and are the result of an ongoing process of teamwork and group participation.

RHD-MO in Kansas City is currently seeking like-minded, values driven individuals for positions in our residential program. We call these positions "companions" because it is an opportunity to build a relationship with an individual that we support while living roommates in the same home. Candidates for companion positions must be willing to reside in the home or apartment of a person with developmental disability.

Companion job duties include, but are not limited to: assisting people with day to day support needs, helping them pursue community based interests, Maximizing independence, medication administration, scheduling and attending doctor appointments, expanding their circle of friendships, budgeting money, being a positive role model, and exploring leisure opportunities.

In exchange for sharing a home and life with a person supported by RHD, companions are compensated with a competitive salary, paid rent and utilities, food allowance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Companions are typically off work for 6 hours of the day (usually 9:00 am to 3:00 pm) Monday through Friday and have 48 hours off each weekend (usually 3:00 pm on Friday to 3:00 pm on Sunday), although companion may 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.

Companions will possess a High School Diploma or equivalency. Prior to assuming sole responsibility for the provision of support to any individuals served at RHD-MO, candidates must successfully complete all required trainings, show proof of a valid driver's license and insurance on a vehicle, and agree to allow the agency to complete a criminal and social services background check. RHD provides opportunities for potential companions to spend time with people supported on the front end to ensure a good match occurs.

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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