Community Support Specialist #1537

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Description: A position which provides 25 hour per week of services to an individual with goals to access the community, develop life skills/social skills, and community support.

The ability and desire to be active is a must. The support staff must be willing to go to First in Fitness for swimming. The ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, love of music, flexible thinking, and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities:

  • To help promote an active lifestyle and healthy choice-making by way of assisting individual in building and implementing a well-balanced schedule
  • To foster community integration
  • To support individual with communication needs and learn appropriate methods to do so
  • To work independently as well as with various teams
  • To record detailed information and complete all agency required paperwork in a timely manner
  • Provide client transportation in your own vehicle to and from community activities, appointments, and home.
  • Follow all the behavioral and crisis plans that may be in place
  • Willingness to learn crisis de-escalation and to attend applicable trainings
  • To familiarize, implement, and comply with WCMHS policies and procedures
  • Follow supervision directives
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Experience working with individuals with Autism preferred. A valid driver’s license, excellent driving record, and a safe, insured vehicle are required. High school diploma or equivalent needed. Some college preferred.

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