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

Description/Job Summary

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 of their choice! 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 Kansas City is looking for caring people who wants to /Share their Life/ with a person who has a developmental disability, mental illness or other disability that may be a reason to require help and or guidance to live as independent as possible in the community. Being a companion for another is a life style, something that gives back tenfold. You choose to assure the person you are living with is cared for in all aspects of their life. Our companions come from all walks of life.

You are required to have at least a High School Education (or GED equivalency); a valid Driver s License; reliable transportation and vehicle insurance; no Felony convictions, some misdemeanor offense may disqualify.

As a companion you receive $20,000.00/year in guaranteed wages, weekends off, a home, paid utilities, 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.

RHD is also offering a $1,000 hiring bonus structure to all new companions.

Examples of work performed:

  • Provide companionship and friendship to the person supported.

  • Maintain and accurately account for all of the person s household resources, including possessions (monetary and others) and supplies.

  • Provide support in purchasing groceries and household supplies.

  • Provide support in preparing meals, maintaining a clean, sanitary home, reporting any maintenance needs promptly and managing the general household.

  • Provide needed assistance in taking prescribed medications and documenting as required. Provide support in reporting any health concerns to physicians, and RHD-Missouri personnel.

  • Provide needed support in personal hygiene and maintenance of a neat and clean appearance.

  • Provide support to the person in pursuing community based interests, including providing transportation when needed.

  • Honor choices and preferences as identified in the person s individual support plan.

  • When applicable, follow interventions/preventions identified in the Behavior Support Plan and Crisis Plan.

  • Participate in scheduled meetings, training activities and provide accurate information about the person supported as requested by RHD-Missouri.

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.