Merakey Direct Care Worker--"New Rates $11/hr-$13/hr!" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


  • Valid state drivers license

  • At least 1 year of related experience preferred

  • Valid high school diploma

Merakey/Allegheny Valley School is currently seeking a direct care worker to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities division in our Philadelphia location.

"New Rates--$11/hr-$13/hr!"


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee .


  • The stability that comes with working for a national leader in the human services industry

  • Highly competitive compensation plans

  • Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program

  • Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution

  • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees


  • Work involves providing individualized care, activities of daily living, including proper maintenance of living area, and guiding residents in leisure activities, work and day programming

  • Work also entails all chores necessary to maintain as normal a living environment as possible, i.e., laundry and housekeeping

  • Work is performed in accordance with appropriate procedures under the supervision of the House Manager who reviews results through living area observation of activities in progress, residents' responsiveness, inspection of living area, reports and periodic meetings

  • Staff will be required to follow a designated shift routine and assignments as outlined by the House Manager


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Requisition Number: 34653

Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!


  • Valid state drivers license

  • At least 1 year of related experience preferred

  • Valid high school diploma

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