Direct Support Professional - Awake Overnights

at MERT Enterprises, Inc. in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

MERT’s success for 30 years is because we remained a small agency putting our consumers and employees 1st and keeping the work environment family friendly.  We want our employees to enjoy their MERT experience while feeling appreciated and doing a job that is personally rewarding.  We pride ourselves on hiring pleasant, knowledgeable people who want to make a difference while having a reliable and steady work schedule every week! 

Night Owls Needed…Part-Time or Full-Time.  Awake Overnight shifts are typically eight-hour shifts from 11:00PM-7:00AM, but in some of our consumer’s residences, can be ‘extended hour’ shifts of up to 10 hours each shift from 9:00PM-7:00AM.  You will work as part of a team responsible for providing support for adult consumers, who have Intellectual, Physical and Mental Health disabilities and Autism during the overnight hours.  You must be able to always remain awake and alert during the scheduled work hours to ensure consumer(s) care and safety are your first priority, and assist with any mobility, health or emergency issues which may arise.  Ensure you are well-rested during the day prior to working an Awake Overnight shift, so you can be awake and alert during entire overnight shift.  Through visual observation, you must be able to accurately document any interaction with the adult consumer(s) which may occur during the overnight hours to communicate the issue to other team members.  Assist consumer(s) with personal health or hygiene issues such as toileting or incontinence, to ensure their bedding and clothing are clean and laundered promptly; re-prioritize other duties to prevent health or hygiene issues from waiting until morning.  Perform a variety of light housekeeping duties such as doing laundry, mopping, and sweeping floors and cleaning bathroom before the end of the Awake Overnight shift.

You will have the same work schedule every week while providing support to the same two adult consumers. Background experience working with people with Intellectual, Physical and Mental Health disabilities & Autism is preferred but not required.  Must be willing to monitor and support the two consumer's safety and care and follow recommendations and goals of their PCP (Person Centered Plan). 

Employment at MERT Enterprises, Inc. is contingent upon having a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Applicants must be able to furnish proof of the highest level of education completed.  Only applicants who are fully COVID-vaccinated will be considered.  Applicants will also need 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.  Personal vehicle use is required as-needed to transport our consumers – your vehicle must seat four people comfortably and vehicle should be available 24/7.  Additionally, applicant should have good, legible handwriting skills and strong reading comprehension skills to document daily information.  Verbal communication skills are essential to provide information to others.  Applicants should also understand they will be responsible for administering daily medications to our consumers. 

Our Entry Level Pay Rate with no prior experience is $16.00/hr.  MERT provides a “Weekend Shift Differential” of $1.00/hr. on top of your regular pay rate for any hours worked on Saturday or Sunday.  Mileage is reimbursed for personal vehicle use, tolls, etc.  Earned Paid Leave begins accruing on your first day of employment.  CRMA and DSP certification is required in the first year of employment and is fully paid by MERT.  Applicants already having prior DSP work experience and CRMA, DSP, First Aid/CPR or Safety-Care certifications may have their starting pay rate adjusted upward based on related work experience and current certifications.  

Apply using our online Employment Application at:

Or stop by our office & fill out application Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm at MERT Enterprises, Inc. 233 Bomarc Road in Bangor.  You can also call our office for us to mail you an Employment Application at 207-942-4585, fax a resume to us at 207-942-1574, or email your resume to: 





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Job Posting: 783523

Posted On: Jul 13, 2022

Updated On: Aug 12, 2022