Thank you for considering Employment with our agency. We encourage you to contact us for more information, come by our offices to apply, or click here for a printable version of our application
. We think you will find that our award-winning agency has a lot to offer anyone interested in the helping professions.
At Magna Community Living Services you'll find that the emphasis is on the "whole employee". Not only does the agency offer competitive wages, but a benefit package that enhances the quality of life for all full-time employees. Employment at our agency is more than just work- it's a sense of ownership in the benefits, direction, and services provided by an agency seeking to achieve the best for its employees and individuals alike. There's always room for the advancement of dedicated, hard working employees. Supervisory positions are posted at all of our offices for all interested personnel to apply. Several of our supervisory personnel started at the H.T.S. level and worked their way up the ladder.
All full-time employees of Magna Community Living Services enjoy an impressive benefits plan. Benefits will vary based on the region in which the employee works. Following is a detailed list of the specific benefits that are currently offered:Health and Medical:
Each full-time employee can elect to participate in a comprehensive package of Health Care Coverage, which does include a prescription card. This is a contributory plan, with optional dependent coverage. Magna Community Living Services pays 75% of the monthly premium for the employee's coverage. Our group insurance plan is a PPO, not an HMO. This means that you may see any physician in the network, including specialists, for a co-pay of $10.00 per office visit. You do not need to choose, or obtain referrals from, a "Primary Care Physician". Prescription coverage includes all prescriptions, not just a select list of medications. This gives power back to you and your Doctor to choose the best treatment options for you. Cafeteria Plan:
Our cafeteria plan allows you to select each individual element of your coverage package. You can choose the coverage your family needs, without paying for coverage you don't need.
Cafeteria plan options include:
- Vision Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Heart/Stroke Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Dependent Care Assistance
- STD Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Intensive Care Insurance
- Medical Reimbursement
- AD&D Insurance
This plan provides life insurance coverage for all employees who have elected health/medical coverage. The policy is for $25,000.00 and is doubled in case of accidental death. The employee selects the beneficiary. A secondary Life Insurance Plan is available for employees who want more coverage for themselves, their spouses or their children.
Upon completion of the first year of employment, a full time employee has accrued a week of paid vacation time. That's 40 hours paid. Beginning with the second year of full time employment, paid vacation time increases to 80 hours!
Personal Time/Sick Time
We realize that there are special circumstances, such as pregnancy or illness, that can interrupt the flow of day-to-day challenges. Understanding that, we offer full-time employees the opportunity to use personal or sick time when the need arises and still get paid. This paid personal/sick time accrues at the rate of 24 hours per year.
Magna Community Living Services now offers an annual longevity bonus. Paid each year at the anniversary of your hire date, this bonus rewards dedication.
Retirement Savings Plan
Full time employees may choose to participate in our 403(B) retirement plan. Employees simply decide how much money from each paycheck that they want to save for their future. Investment advisors then help them decide how best to maximize their long-term investment.
At Magna, we know that accepting a new job is a big decision! After all, you can hardly be a happy person if the hours you spend at work are unhappy ones. We want everyone who works for Magn Community Living Services to have the high quality-of-life that is only possible when you are happy about the work you do. In order to help you with your employment decision, we have developed the following preview of residential positions in the field of developmental disabilities. This preview does not serve as a formal job description, but is a general summary of requirements, duties, and conditions related to any job in this field.
To begin work in this field, there are some requirements. Some are required by law. Some are required by our agency policy. Some are required by the nature of the job and by common sense! You must be at least 18 years old. You must have a clear criminal history. You must have a driver's license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation. Your work history must show stability. You must have the literacy skills to pass your training classes and to complete various forms of documentation. You must be responsible, compassionate, patient, and able to treat all people with respect and dignity. You must be flexible. You must be willing to learn.
This field requires a lot of training. Just to get started, you will need 40 hours of training with the State of Oklahoma, a three and a half-hour orientation with our agency, and several hours of "in-service" time with your client. Depending on the needs and program of your particular client, you may need more classes, such as Residential Modules, Medication Administration Training, Basic Physical Assistance, Mealtime Challenges, or Effective Teaching and Learning. Additionally, every person in this field has to have 40 hours per year of continuing education. The drawback is that you have to put in extra hours to go to your classes. The benefits are that you don't have to pay for any of these classes, which increase your value in the workforce. Once you are employed, we pay you for your hours at class. The classes are interesting and help us to guarantee that our individuals are getting the quality, standardized care they deserve.
Depending on the specific needs and limitations of the individual to whom you are assigned, care giving can mean different things. If your individual has physical limitations, you may need to assist him/her in dressing and undressing, eating, bathing, and toileting. You may need assist the individual in keeping there home clean. If your individual has developmental disabilities you may need to assist in decision making and planning. You may need to coach him or her through every daily activity. You might need to patiently teach and re-teach basic living skills. If your individual exhibits maladaptive behavior, you may need to handle angry outbursts, inappropriate behavior in public, or unpredictable emotional problems. We will be certain you receive thorough training regarding any of the challenges pertaining to your individual. You should, however, think about these duties, and be specific with our agency about which ones you think you can or cannot handle. Not all of our individuals have all types of challenges, but they do all have some. Care giving is the biggest and hardest part of the job. It is also the aspect of your work that will bring the most frequent and deepest rewards.
You might need to use your car to take the person with whom you work to appointments, to activities, and to work. Or, if the person uses a wheelchair, you may need to drive an adapted van in order to transport them. When you use your own car to transport our clients, we do reimburse you for mileage. Transportation is an important part of this job. It can be the difference between community involvement and an isolated, lonely life. You need to support the person with whom you work in as many community activities as you can. You'll find that this makes your work more rewarding as well.
Thorough and precise paperwork is a safety net for this program. It protects our agency, our employees, and the individuals we serve. Our staff fill out Daily Logs, Medication Charts, Positioning Charts, Petty Cash Reports, Activity Calendars, Incident Reports, and Monthly Reports- just to name a few. At first, it may seem like a lot of paperwork- but when you understand that for many people with severe disabilities, we bear responsibility for almost every aspect of their lives, we are sure you will understand how important good documentation is.
Privacy has two components. They are confidentiality and autonomy. Confidentiality means that you never talk about any issues having to do with your individual with anyone who is not a Team Member. This is to be taken very literally- your closest family member should not know your individual's name. All documentation should be kept in a safe place. No one, including other Magna Community Living Services employees, or even administrators, should look at your client's file without having cause, and without having signed a confidentiality agreement. Autonomy means that you recognize that you are at work to assist someone else in living their life in their own home. It is really just common sense. Respect the person to whom you are assigned and remember it is their home. Watch the TV programs that they want, ask before using the phone to call out, let people answer their own door or phone if they are able. Just remember it is someone else's home, not yours.
Our individuals receive services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Because of this, work hours at Magna Community Living Services are flexible. We need night staff and weekend staff as much as we need "nine-to-fivers". In some homes we even need "creative staffing members" to stay in an individual's home around the clock for a shift of two to three days. These non-traditional schedules have helped many employees balance their need to work with their school and /or family lives.
Everyone who works for Magna Community Living Services is expected to be a positive advocate for people with developmental disabilities all the time. Take advantage of opportunities to educate the public about developmental disabilities when they arise. Speak out for the rights of all human beings to be treated with dignity and fairness and to pursue happiness.