Mosaic implements visitor restrictions

Community cooperation needed to keep all safe

MACOMB – To best protect the people Mosaic serves, the organization’s employees and the community from the COVID-19 virus, Mosaic has adopted a no-visitor policy for its homes and work spaces beginning immediately. The restriction is temporary and will be lifted once the COVID-19 threat to our communities is resolved.

“As an organization that has worked diligently to help people be more involved and active in their communities, this was a difficult step to take,” said Jennifer Dailey, Mosaic executive director. “Yet we cannot be too cautious.”

As a healthcare organization, Mosaic always uses best-practice precautionary measures to keep people protected from the flu and other viruses. Based upon the best information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable if they contract COVID-19. Mosaic serves people with diverse needs, including those with chronic health conditions.

“We appreciate the cooperation of family members and others,” Dailey said. “It is difficult for loved ones not to be able to interact as they normally would. We are working to create safe means for people to maintain ongoing contact through technology.”

Additionally, the organization has offered extensive training resources to employees, contractors and family members regarding best practices to keep people safe.

“As others have noted, we’re all in this together. Each of us has a responsibility to keep our communities as healthy as possible,” Dailey said.

 

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Mosaic urgently hiring amid COVID-19 outbreak

OMAHA, Neb. – While several industries are struggling to support their employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, Mosaic is urgently hiring direct support professionals.

Direct support professionals, or DSPs, have the most important role at Mosaic. DSPs make a meaningful difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and other diverse needs by assisting them with various daily activities and helping them achieve their goals.

“For anyone whose job has been impacted by COVID-19, employment at Mosaic is a win-win,” said Heather Schekirke, Mosaic’s Director of Talent Acquisition. “You can step in to help people when it’s needed most while continuing to provide for your family.”

As a healthcare provider, Mosaic always uses best-practice precautionary measures to keep people protected from the flu and other viruses. In response to COVID-19, the organization has intensified its efforts with a comprehensive plan looking at how to keep

people safe while still maintaining the vital services Mosaic provides. The plan considers everything from staffing to protective equipment to daily operations.

“We want candidates to know that we’re also looking out for our staff during these trying times,” Schekirke said. “We recognize the challenges our staff face beyond keeping themselves and their loved ones healthy. With school closures and business disruptions, we’ve created staffing plans to cover all essential positions.”

Interested candidates can apply online at mosaicinfo.org/immediate-openings. Mosaic is now conducting virtual interviews.

 

— Submitted by Mosaic