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LPN jobs to care for people with developmental disabilities

Creating community

Sunshine’s mission is based on meaningful relationships.

Do you love the diversity of people? Are you fueled by laughter and inspired by joyful, quiet moments too? Sunshine’s your next career step. Whether it’s creating opportunities to work and play, supporting someone to live on their own or providing medical care or therapy, you’ll find a place – and feed your soul – on the Sunshine team.

Sunshine offers more than careers. Sunshine can help you find your passion. That’s because supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities makes every day meaningful.

Healthcare Jobs Caring for People with Developmental Disabilities

Sunshine seeks hard-working, compassionate direct support professionals who offer front-line care and promote the independence of people with disabilities by teaching skills of daily living and decision-making. We’re on the lookout in Lucas, Fulton, and Wood counties for great people in both part-time and full-time positions.

Are you the right fit? Your effect on others’ will be equal to their effect on you. That’s what we call mutuality here at Sunshine, and it guides our relationships and our work.

Here are some of the job openings at Sunshine now:

Direct Support Professional- NEW 13 per hour starting rate!

Sunshine is excited to announce our new DSP starting rate of pay $13.00! DSP Subs $16.00 + benefits + bonuses + time-off + 401K

Full-Time / Part-Time / Permanent

We have multiple 1st/2nd/3rd Shift Openings

Start a Career in the Medical Field!

Do you love the diversity of people and days that are never the same as the one before? Are you fueled by laughter and inspired by joyful, quiet moments too? Whether it’s creating opportunities to work and play, supporting someone in their home, or providing medical care or therapy, you’ll find a place — and feed your soul — on the Sunshine team.

As a Direct Support Professional you will provide the daily living support to Sunshine’s Individuals:

  • Dress/Groom
  • Feed
  • Toileting/Change
  • Bath
  • Engage in Activities
  • provide support & companionship

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license and car insurance.
  • Experience working with people with developmental disabilities field is preferred but not required.
  • Must also pass a background check as well as a drug screen and physical.

BENEFITS:

Financial peace of mind is key to great care. Sunshine offers these great benefits – and more!

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Direct care pay starting at $13.00. Ability to go to $14.00 in first year. DSP Sub rate $16.00
  • Paid Training
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • per-pay period incentives
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Interest-free loans for emergencies
  • Training for advancement and promotion
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Direct Support Professional- Fulton County

New starting rates of $13 per hour and can move up to DSP Senior of $14.00 in first year + great benefits! Sunshine offers a beautiful campus with dedication to training and advancement. We have positions open in Fulton County. Do you love the diversity of people and days that are never the same as the one before? Are you fueled by laughter and inspired by joyful, quiet moments too? Whether it’s creating opportunities to work and play, supporting someone in their home, or providing medical care or therapy, you’ll find a place -and feed your soul-on the Sunshine team.

DSPs will provide daily care to Sunshine’s Individuals in a group home setting. While providing engagement, activities and compassion you will be responsible while working with a Team to feed, bath, toilet, dress, medpass, transport and provide home cleaning and upkeep.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Pass criminal background, drug screen and physical
  • 18 yrs or older
  • Experience working with people with developmental disabilities is a plus

BENEFITS:

Financial peace of mind is key to great care. Sunshine offers these great benefits – and more!

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Direct care pay starting at $13.00 Ability to go to $16.00
  • Paid Training
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • Performance bonuses monthly
  • Extra pay on weekends
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Interest-free loans for emergencies
  • Training for advancement and promotion
Apply Now
NEW! Spiritual Life Coordinator

Sunshine Communities is now hiring a Part-time Spiritual Life Coordinator to coordinate spiritual opportunities within the Sunshine community and through outside congregations for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Meet with Sunshine staff to determine spiritual needs of residents
  • Communicates with area congregations to offer worship services within Sunshine and to include Sunshine residents in congregations’ services/activities.
  • Offers presentations to local congregations regarding Sunshine’s services and needs.
  • Provides support to staff and to family during illness/hospitalization of residents.
  • Meets with staff and family to develop individualized memorial service for residents. Facilitates memorial services.
  • Prepares and facilitates annual Christmas and Good Friday programs.
  • Arranges and facilitates annual memorial service at Sunshine.
  • Participates in area ministerial programs with persons such as pastors, youth directors, and disability service coordinators.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 18 years or older
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, HS Diploma/GED required
  • 1-3 years experience in spiritual life, memorial services and ministerial programs
  • Valid Driver’s license and auto-insurance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Great and compassionate communication skills
  • Strong listening skills

BENEFITS:

  • Great competitive wages
  • Flexible schedule – 20 hours a week
  • Paid Time-off
  • Paid Training
  • Payactiv
  • Employee Success Coach and Employee Assistance Program
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NEW! Cook

Sunshine Communities has a great new opening for a full-time cook to work at our base location with our fun dietary team. This position is responsible for cooking a variety of delicious, well-balanced meals for our Individuals by following our menus, standardized recipes, and production sheets, for all meals as scheduled.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Preparing food and beverages to proper consistencies, which you will be trained on.
  • Tasting and smelling prepared food items to determine quality and palatability.
  • Following therapeutic diets as prescribed by physician.
  • Responsible for following production sheets, along with dishing up/serving food to meet portion control and food analysis.
  • Hours are rotated from 1st to 2nd shift, 1st shift is 5am to 1pm and 2nd shift is 11am to 7pm

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Preference is given to candidate with some education or experience in quantity cooking and therapeutic diets.
  • Experience in health care is preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year food service/health care experience is desired.
  • 18 years or older
  • Interest and love to cook

BENEFITS:

Financial peace of mind is key to great care. Sunshine offers these great benefits – and more!

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid Training
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Interest-free loans for emergencies
  • No-questions asked Christmas financial help
  • Payactive
  • Food Pantry
  • Training for advancement and promotion
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NEW! Program Supervisor

Sunshine has two different Program Supervisor positions open. The description is as follows:

Program Supervisor

  • provide supervisory support to Program Manager, able to work a variety of shifts, primarily 1st but also 2nd/3rd
  • supervise staff including training specific to Individual’s needs and services
    assist in hiring, training and evaluations of direct support professionals
  • develops structure and activities for individuals
  • Communicate with family members, guardians and other agencies involved in providing services to Individuals
  • Ensures documentation of services is completed by designated timelines.
  • Ensures food services are appropriate to preferences, diets and budgets
  • participates in internal/external quality assurance reviews or regulatory surveys.
  • work directly with Individuals on a regular basis including filling in for staff in case of emergencies

2nd Shift Supervisor

  • provide supervisory support to Program and On-Call Managers
  • able to work 2nd shift
  • train, meet and assist new Direct Support Professionals working 2nd shift in family group homes
  • problem solve and provide response on-site as well by phone
  • process incident reports
  • work as direct support in base or family group homes as needed
  • coordinate with scheduling departments for staffing and coverage issues
  • handles building issues or emergencies in conjunction with staff
  • oversees any drills that occur during the shift
  • answers agency on-call

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 18 years or older
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Driver’s License and Auto Insurance
  • Pass Criminal Background, Drug-test and physical
  • Prior Supervisory Experience
  • Ability and prior experience a plus working with individuals with developmental disabilities
  • ICF experience – to work in a ICF family group home
  • Flexible Schedule

BENEFITS:

Sunshine offers Great Benefits!

  • New Competitive Wages
  • Comprehensive Health Package, medical, dental, vision, life, disability
  • Bonuses 3x annually
  • 401k with company match and 403B
  • Paid time off in 1st year, vacation and personal time
  • Paid Training
  • Employee Success Coach and Employee Assistance Program
  • Food Pantry
  • PayActiv – get your paycheck early
  • Tuition and interest free loans

 

 

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NEW! Janitor- Housekeeping

Sunshine Communities has a new opening in our Janitorial/Housekeeping department to clean and maintain our Sunshine Buildings. Duties include:

  • Mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, trash pick-up
  • Sanitizing, window washing and wiping down desks, tables and chairs
  • Bathroom cleaning and sanitation
  • Supply restocking, maintain supply cart
  • General housekeeping and picking up

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • 1 to 6 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • We need someone who can work independently and swiftly; good attendance record a must.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check, drug screen and physical.

BENEFITS:

Full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, and periodic bonus program.

Financial peace of mind is key to great care. Sunshine offers these great benefits – and more!

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid Training
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Interest-free loans for emergencies
  • Training for advancement and promotion
Apply Now
NEW! ICF Program Manager

Join the Sunshine Management Team as an ICF Program Manager to oversee the daily management of residential and day services for two of our family group homes? You will be assigned a caseload during training for 2 family ICF group homes. We will Train you over a two to three month period that combines 75% of time providing case load management and direct support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities combined with additional time online and in classroom type training at our beautiful Maumee Campus.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Reports to an area Director and is responsible for an assigned caseload of individuals
  • Works with Scheduling department to ensure staff coverage and support for assigned homes or vocational sites. This at times includes working in those homes or vocational sites.
  • Assesses needs acuity and supporting documentation using required state assessment tools such as ODDP, IAF, AAI, etc.
  • Ensures thorough assessment of needs, involving clinical staff as appropriate, including OT, PT, Speech, Medical, Nursing and Behavior Analyst Staff Support.
  • Hires staff members and provides regular feedback to staff that includes hand on training, support and evaluation.
  • Communicates staff feedback and uses it effectively to improve services and the work environment
  • Develops (or participates in development of) support plans that address needs and preferences of the individual and family. Assures all necessary approvals and resources are in place before implementation.
  • Participates in agency on call system on a rotational basis
  • Reports to an area Director and is responsible for an assigned caseload of individuals

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required for ICF management
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the field of developmental disabilities, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 3+years’ experience in supervision strongly preferred as well as some direct caregiving/support services.
  • Valid Driver’s License and Insurance
  • 18 years or older
  • Pass Criminal Background, Drug Test and Physical

BENEFITS:

Financial peace of mind is key to great care. Sunshine offers these great benefits – and more!

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Salary Position
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • Payactiv
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Training for advancement and promotion
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Payroll Specialist

Sunshine Communities is looking for a qualified Part-Time Payroll Specialist to join our accounting and finance department. This position is primarily responsible for payroll processing and submitting payroll and withholding taxes to appropriate federal, state and local agencies. Other duties include posting payments to our accounts receivable system and providing backup duties of other finance team members.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate’s Degree is preferred, Highschool Diploma or GED required
  • 1-3 years of prior payroll experience is also acceptable
  • Must be able to successfully pass criminal background drug-screen and pre-employment physical
  • Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance

BENEFITS:

Financial peace of mind is key to great care. Sunshine offers these great benefits – and more!

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Training for advancement and promotion
Apply Now
Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Sunshine Communities has a great new job opportunity for a Part-time Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant to provide therapeutic services to individuals with developmental disabilities in residential and community environments and assist OT with individual treatment and therapy activities. Sunshine Communities has a beautiful campus in Maumee that provides opportunities for use of a therapeutic pool, gym, and an on-grounds Vocational facility.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE. New grads welcome. Negotiable salary based on experience.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to manage patients with different types of personalities
  • Active State of Ohio license
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Associate degree from an accredited Occupational Therapist Assistant Program
  • COTA
  • Pass criminal background, drug test and physical
  • Valid Driver’s license and Auto Insurance
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 18 years or older

BENEFITS:

Financial peace of mind is key to great care. Sunshine offers these great benefits – and more!

  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Interest-free loans for emergencies
  • Payactiv
  • Training for advancement and promotion
Apply Now
Baker

Great Part-Time Job At Georgette’s Cafe preparing bread, rolls, muffins, pastries and biscuits according to recipe by performing the following duties. Hours are 6:00 am until 1:00 pm.

  • Checks production schedule to determine variety and quantity of goods to bake.
  • Prepares baked goods based on specific training received through manager and makes any necessary adjustments to control temperatures
  • Removes baked goods from oven and places goods on cooling rack.
  • Improves quality results by studying, evaluating and redesigning process; implementing changes.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying ingredients; requisitioning supplies; verifying receipt
  • Keeps all equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining replacement parts inventory; performing preventative maintenance; notifying management when repairs are necessary
  • Brew Coffee and may assist with register

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of food sanitation, food safety management and multitasking preferred.

BENEFITS:

Financial peace of mind is key to great care. Sunshine offers these great benefits – and more!

  • Paid Training
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Interest-free loans for emergencies
  • Training for advancement and promotion
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Behavior Tech

Sunshine Communities is now hiring 2 Behavioral Techs to join our amazing Clinical Team at our beautiful Maumee campus to provide daily support to our individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Assists teachers from various schools and other professional staff by performing a variety of duties designed to implement the instructional and behavioral program for students while engaged in remote learning at Sunshine.
  • Supervises students in classes, in the home, and/or in the community.
  • Implements strategies for student independence.
  • Integrates support services activities into the program’s curriculum and the school day.
  • Assists in implementing and monitoring IEP through group and individual instruction independently and through regular meetings and collaboration with professional staff.
  • Follows individual behavior intervention plans.
  • Manages and instructs students on appropriate behavior, using positive behavior support strategies consistent with Sunshine and school policies
  • Provides assistance to facilitate student needs, including implementation of ancillary designed service programs under the direction of professional staff.
  • Assists in preparing materials, housekeeping, keeping records and recording student progress in an objective manner for submission to schools as well as for Sunshine records
  • Assist Clinical Team as needed in other behavioral support assignments and projects

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prior Direct Support Experience with behaviors and with individuals with developmental disabilities that are verbal and non-verbal.
  • Very knowledgeable of computer and computer software to be able to navigate remote learning
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associate’s Degree required – Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Education, training, skills and experience working with student behavior management & instructional support
  • Experience working as a team member to solve problems and develop/implement quality programming
  • Experience using “Non-violent crisis intervention” techniques & other behavior strategies (which will be used frequently in this assignment)
  • Classroom experience working with students with moderate and severe disabilities
  • Must successfully pass criminal background, pre-employment drug screen and physical

BENEFITS:

Financial peace of mind is key to great care. Sunshine offers these great benefits – and more!

  • Comprehensive Medical package including dental and vision coverage
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • Payactiv – get paycheck early
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Interest-free loans for emergencies
  • Training for advancement and promotion
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Waiver Program Manager

Intense two to three months of training that combines 50% of time providing direct support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with 50% of time spent with online and classroom type training. This is in preparation for being assigned a caseload of individuals supported by the agency either residentially or in a vocational program.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Reports to an area Director and is responsible for an assigned caseload of individuals
  • Works with Scheduling department to ensure staff coverage and support for assigned homes or vocational sites. This at times includes working in those homes or vocational sites.
  • Assesses needs acuity and supporting documentation using required state assessment tools such as ODDP, IAF, AAI, etc.
  • Ensures thorough assessment of needs, involving clinical staff as appropriate, including OT, PT, Speech, Medical, Nursing and Behavior AnalystStaff support
  • Develops (or participates in development of) support plans that address needs and preferences of the individual and family.
  • Assures all necessary approvals and resources are in place before implementation.
  • Participates in agency on call system on a rotational basis
  • Reports to an area Director and is responsible for an assigned caseload of individuals

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required for some positions and is preferred for others as well as one or more years’ experience in the field of developmental disabilities, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • One or more years’ experience in supervision strongly preferred as well as some direct caregiving/support services.

BENEFITS:

Financial peace of mind is key to great care. Sunshine offers these great benefits – and more!

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Training for advancement and promotion
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Lifeguard

We are looking for a part time lifeguard to assist with both individuals with developmental disabilities, and other guests at our heated indoor therapy pool. Experience life-guarding is preferred; however, we will provide training. This position provides flexible hours and year around employment. Must maintain current Red Cross Water Safety and CPR/First Aid certification. May be required to obtain additional certifications for Lifeguard.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • 18 yrs or older
  • 1-2 years related experience and/or training
  • Active Driver’s License
  • Must be able to successfully complete criminal background, drug-test and work physical

BENEFITS:

Financial peace of mind is key to great care. Sunshine offers these great benefits – and more!

  • Paid Training
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • PayActiv
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Interest-free loans for emergencies
  • No-questions asked Christmas financial help
  • Training for advancement and promotion

 

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Med Technician

Sunshine is hiring two full-time Med Technicians to provide medical intervention & medical focused supports to Individuals with high medical needs assigned to them by the RN Nursing Manager.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Consistently implement all aspects of the Individual Plans (ISP/IP), and medical care, while functioning as a Direct Support Professional in various sites.
  • Provide full set of vitals for each resident assigned and chart and report to nursing.
  • Maintains patient stability by checking weights; recording intake and output information, monitoring skin status; reporting any changes in status to Nurse.
  • Provides resident comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting residents; Reporting observations of the resident to nurse
  • Attend medical appointments and work in conjunction with MAPS and nursing when needed.
  • Accurately records medical, and any other required agency documentation.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining license.
  • Enhances nursing department and Sunshine Community reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Perform special tasks assigned by the Nursing Manager and/or the Vice President of Nursing.
  • Performs medical tasks and work in conjunction with nursing.
  • Attends all required training’s and professional development meetings as required.
  • Performs other regular duties of a Direct Support Professional as needed.
  • Serves as lead trainer to assigned site as part of that site’s staffing ratio and assists in transition planning when the Medical Technician will be faded as an additional support to the individual and site staff.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Active STNA or other medical certified individual
  • Current RN or LPN Student with Direct Care experience preferred
  • Valid Drivers License & Auto Insurance
  • 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Must be able to lift 60 Lbs
  • Must be able to pass Drug-screen, pre-employment physical and criminal background check

BENEFITS:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid Training
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Bonuses 3X per year
  • Performance bonuses monthly
  • Extra pay on weekends
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Interest-free tuition loans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member of an ERN (Employee Resource Network)
  • Access to a Success Coach
  • Interest-free loans for emergencies
  • Small dollar (credit building) loans
  • No-questions asked Christmas financial help
  • Training for advancement and promotion

 

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