Merakey Direct Support Specialist/Adults with Autism Full Time (Direct Care) in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Merakey is currently seeking a Full Time 40 hour Support Services Professional to join our Merakey IDD division in our Phoenixville, PA location.


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, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.


  • The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs

  • 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


New!! -- we have the compensation and benefits package that will meet your individual needs!! You choose between "Enhanced Pay" or "Enhanced Benefits"!!

Depending on your needs and/or the needs of your family, you choose between higher pay (and a full range of base benefits) or unbelievable benefits (and competitive pay)!! You will be free to choose from:

  • "Enhanced Pay" -- Competitive wage + an additional $2.00 per hour for all hours worked. Option to select a base medical plan + a full range of company paid benefits.

  • "Enhanced Benefits" -- Competitive wage + an option to select from 4 comprehensive medical plans for you and your family where 70%-100% of the premiums are paid by Merakey. Also includes a full range of additional company paid benefits. Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans


  • Be an active member of the team to assist individuals in developing a range of skills related to personal care, daily living, communication, mobility/travel, leisure/recreation, social interaction, and responsible decision making.

  • Assist individuals in planning and engaging in meaningful adult activities including domestic and leisure activities.

  • Implement intervention strategies when individuals experience anxiety and frustration that result in maladaptive behaviors.


In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at .

Requisition Number: 35336

MERAKEY is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

  • Must have a High School diploma / GED.

  • Must have at least 6 months of Autism/MR experience in a residential or group home setting.

  • Will consider a BS/BA degree in Human Service Field without 6 months Autism/MR experience.

  • Must have a valid Driver License.

  • Must have reliable mode of transportation for driving clients short distances. Mileage reimbursement provided.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Female needed due to 1-1 work with females.

  • Pay rate is $11.50 per hour.

  • Enhanced pay eligible, additional $2 per hour with reduced benefits package.

EOE Protected Veterans/Disability