Daily Living Support Staff

Position Summary:  Daily Living Support Staff function in a teaching role to assist clients to build the skills necessary for independence. Services are provided in the clients' home and community. Staff members do not perform tasks for their clients, but must possess a base level of proficiency in the tasks they are teaching:

  • Medication management (ability to take medications on time and in the appropriate dosages, reordering medications)

  • Mental and physical healthcare (scheduling and attending appointments, development & use of coping skills, and self-advocacy)

  • Community inclusion, developing/maintaining support systems, and building healthy relationships

  • Budgeting, meal planning, meal preparation, and grocery shopping

  • Use of public transportation

  • Completing personal hygiene tasks, laundry, dishes, and household cleaning tasks

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • MHRT-P / MHRT-1 preferred

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Flexible schedule

Benefits: 

  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Disability insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to adjust to changes in the environment, and adjusts methods to fit the needs and abilities of each client

  • Seeks and accepts feedback from superiors and peers

  • Documentation is completed by all deadlines and is legible and factual

  • Reviews client documents at the beginning of each shift

  • Has effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Follows all client service plans and guidelines

  • Acknowledges and fixes mistakes

  • Responds quickly to directions and instructions

  • Is dependable and punctual

  • Uses available resources, and asks for help when needed

  • Is willing to learn and use new skills

  • Is willing to participate in activities with clients (This may include light lifting/housework)

  • Follows all policies and procedures

  • Displays the desire to work toward Pillars’ and clients’ goals

  • Ability to effectively advocate for clients in varied circumstances

  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Mental Health Director, Program Manager.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person or by telephone.  The employee must be able to travel to client locations.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, bend; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee occasionally must sit.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to forty (40) pounds.

Work Environment:  These characteristics are representative of those an employee may encounter performing the essential functions of the job.  The employee works with seriously mentally ill individuals where a high degree of stress is possible.  The position does not normally involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but it may require performing unplanned tasks where exposure may occur.  The position requires the use of standard precautions.

Conditions of Employment.

  • Satisfactory reference and background investigation checks.

  • Satisfactory completion of Child Protective Services background check.

  • Completion of new employee orientation and ALL required paperwork prior to reporting for work.

  • Attendance to at all mandatory staff development and training.

  • Participation in payroll electronic deposit.

This is a full-time position, however, new staff members may work part-time hours initially until they have a full schedule of client shifts. Payscale is $13.00 - $14.00 per hour plus $300 signing bonus​

In order to be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a completed application (Word | PDF).

By mail: 121 Main St., Fairfield, ME 04937

By fax: (207) 453-4502

By email: info@pillarscommunityoutreach.org