Sonia is very physically disabled due to a choking incident at age 14 months. This resulted in significant brain injury and loss of most physical abilities. In spite of the odds and her limitations, Sonia brings joy to life. Her laughter and tolerance of our limitations is a source of wisdom and inspiration to all who are willing to see beyond her disability.
Working with Sonia
Direct Support Professional/ Caregiver/ (PCA)
Responsibilities will be to provide personal care, therapeutic and recreational activities in the community, daily range of motion and alternative communication. Training is provided. Sonia is a delightful young woman who has CP (spastic quadriparesis - i.e. very physically limited) and lived at our home in Maplewood near Cty C and Hwy 36. She is in need of a fun-loving, energetic and reliable companion. Must like cats and be a non-smoker and drug-free.
Sonia has two cats, a great sense of humor and loves nature and the arts. She enjoys being well-groomed, wearing jewelry and most of all getting out in the community.
This is an excellent opportunity for those in health, education, speech/communication, social services or related fields.
Current hour needed:
Weekends: every-other weekend
Saturdays 8am to 4 pm or 4 to 11pm
Sundays 12 pm to 8 pm
People are hired by Sonia's parents but are officially paid through a fiscal intermediary, MRCI.
Patient, Attentive, Kind, Self-Motivated, Advocate, Reliable, Energetic, good sense of humor
provide client care according to an approved plan of care
assist the client with personal care and hygiene
provide transportation to events (in client’s van)
assist in providing a safe, clean, and tidy environment for client
comply with all documentation and record keeping
Wage is roughly 15.5/hr.
Training is provided. Common sense is a prerequisite.
Meeting Sonia's needs requires the loving care of devoted caregivers who can assist her with all her physical needs as well as in participating fully in life. We are in need of adding to this team of wonderful caregivers. If you would like to be touched by Sonia's wisdom and have the dedication to be a companion and compassionate caregiver, please fill out the forms on the job link above.