Community Support Specialist
The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program links adults ages 18 and up to affordable rental housing with voluntary, flexible, and individualized services to people with severe and complex disabilities, enabling them to live successfully in the community. Community Support Specialist provide CPST (Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment) and PSR (Psychosocial Rehabilitation) services to assist participants in achieving self-identifying goals.
Bachelor or Masters Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or Counseling.
Be over 18 years of age.
Possess a valid driver's license
Communicates respectfully and effectively and establishes professional relationships through active listening and demonstration of empathy and positive regard. Promotes recovery, independence and personal choice for participants.
Assists clients in identifying strengths, needs and realistic goals to develop a service plan.
Accurately identifies risk and responds appropriately.
Effectively teaches social skills and household management skills
Demonstrates knowledge of behavioral health symptoms, interventions, and impact.
Maintains professional boundaries and operates within agency I ethical guidelines.
Knowledge of agency and community resources and referral processes.
Job Duties/Skills Required
Provides case management and supportive services (social skills, life skills, acquisition of benefits, community resource utilization, job search and placement, coping skills, money management ) for clients and arranges for the provision of services from community resources based on the case plan.
Participates in setting case plan goals/objectives.
Completes case plans with clients.
Completes case logs and required documentation on all client services including data entry into required data systems.
Ensures that clinical documentation and client files meet all applicable standards
Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, 14 paid holidays per year for regular full time staff, 401(k), and 401(k) matching.
About Start Corporation
Start Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984. Our Mission is to promote opportunities, which enhance the self-sufficiency of people to empower them to live and function independently.