Job offers on the spot, with pay up to $20 an hour; applicants not hired for available positions will be redirected to free job search help from Gesher
Gesher Human Services, one of the largest human service agencies in metro Detroit, will be holding a hiring blitz for 50 direct care workers providing support and training to individuals with disabilities in residential group homes, the community and businesses. The nonprofit agency recently revamped its pay structure to pay new employees $15-20 per hour with benefits based on work history. The hiring blitz will be held on Tues. March 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Gesher’s headquarters (29699 Southfield Road, Southfield MI 48076). Job applicants can apply ahead of time or at the job fair; assistance with the application process and computer use will be provided onsite by a computer trainer and human resource experts. Applicants who are not successful in obtaining employment at the hiring blitz, or who decide the work is not suitable for them, will be connected with Gesher’s Business and Career Services Department for assistance in finding alternative employment. For more information and to apply for the hiring blitz ahead of time click here.
Four different types of employment will be available:
· Residential workers needed in group homes to assist those living with a mental health diagnosis; all homes located in Oakland County.
· Job coaches needed at community worksites, assisting individuals with disabilities who are employed in the community. Positions available at locations in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
· Facilitator positions working with adults who are disabled, for recreational activities such as visits to parks and malls, arts and crafts. Positions mainly based in Southfield.
· Program assistants to engage seniors in day programming activities including music, art, cooking, gardening and field trips.
“We are excited to be holding a hiring fair where we have the ability to make job offers on the spot and where the pay takes into account the knowledge and skills applicants may have acquired in previous employment,” said Gesher Human Services Vice President of Vocational Rehabilitation, Rene Dell. “Metro Detroiters who take up these positions have an opportunity to enhance the lives of people with disabilities, in some cases even providing them with a new pathway or sense of direction. It’s work that really benefits some of the most vulnerable in our community.”
For more information contact Gesher Human Services recruiter Tashia Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.