Walk through a day in the life as a residential specialist for Buckeye Residential Solutions.
A career as a residential specialist with Buckeye Residential Solutions means you wake up each morning knowing you’ll make a difference in someone’s life.
A day in the life of a Buckeye Residential Specialist includes client appointments tailored to your personal schedule, plus professional development and training that prepares you for success and advancement in the field. Our residential specialists provide high-quality services to clients with developmental delays, disabilities, and challenges across private and group homes in the Ravenna and Toledo areas.
Personal, Client-Centered Care
As a residential specialist, each day you’ll help people with physical or mental disabilities overcome daily challenges. You will serve as a figure of support, spending time with clients and providing adult activities, always prioritizing their overall happiness and wellbeing.
Residential specialists also address health and safety concerns, like medication administration, diet, environment, and hygiene, seeking medical advice when appropriate.
Our residential specialists are nurturing, patient, compassionate caregivers who understand the unique interests, difficulties, and emotional needs of each individual client for whom they care. Specialists find creative, engaging ways to help the client enjoy the appointment, while also meeting goals and addressing the client’s needs.
Supportive Work Environment
If you’re with a client and need help handling a specific situation, our leaders are here to help. Simply give them a call for advice and guidance on the appropriate next steps.
We believe an open line of communication is key for making physical and mental health caregivers feel comfortable and ensuring the safety and independence of our clients.
Meet with Clients on Your Schedule
As a residential specialist, you won’t work traditional nine-to-five hours. A career in disability services is a great option for those who want to have a meaningful, rewarding career and are looking for flexible scheduling. At Buckeye Residential Solutions, you choose your work days and shifts according to what’s best for you.
Whether you work full- or part-time, there’s no need to stop into our offices each morning before going to client appointments. You’ll leave from home each day and go straight to the people who need you most–our clients. Residential specialists provide valuable support within their own communities, which makes the work both more meaningful and convenient.
Professional Development for Residential Specialists
Another component of a day in the life of a residential specialist is engaging in Buckeye’s Employee Development Program. This unique experience prepares you for a thriving, successful career. No experience is necessary to begin a career at Buckeye Residential Services. Instead, we provide all the training and credentials you’ll need to feel confident in your caregiving skills.
These credentials include MUI, OSHA, HIPAA, CPR, and First Aid and Medication Administration training. You’ll attend these mandatory training classes at convenient times between 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.
In addition to mandatory training, Buckeye provides workshops led by Cleveland Clinic psychologists, behavioral therapists, and Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities trainers. Topics include crisis management, strategies for working with adults with developmental disabilities, and mental health. Between mandatory and supplemental training, all residential specialists at Buckeye Residential Solutions become well-credentialed, well-trained experts in the field, no matter how much experience they had on day one.
Opportunities to Advance
Buckeye isn’t somewhere you get stuck in one position. If you have dreams of advancing your career in disability services, you can do so from within. Our Employee Development Program is designed to help you move up the ladder to positions like house manager, regional manager, and program coordinator. Hiring internally means our employees are more satisfied, and our clients receive care from well-trained, knowledgeable specialists.
Make Compassion Your Career
At the end of the day, our jobs are done well if we’ve helped an individual with disabilities live happy, active, independent lives. If you’re passionate about supporting individuals with developmental delays, disabilities, and challenges, consider applying to be a part of our team.