Community Support Specialist (Starting Point Program)

Job Location

Thibodaux, LA 70301, USA


Starting at $38,000 (non-exempt employee)

Type of Job


Published Date

July 28, 2022, 5:00:00 AM

Job Description

Start Corporation's Starting Point Program provides services to participants with behavioral or physical health related issues. Services are designed to provide supportive services focused on housing related needs but not limited to community support, referral. social skills etc. This position works within Thibodaux and Assumption Parish.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree (Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, Family and Consumer Science, or other behavioral health degree preferred)

  • Possess a valid driver's license with clean driving record

  • One year experience with housing/ homeless population preferred

Core Competencies

  • 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 participants in identifying strengths, needs, and realistic goals to develop a treatment 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 / ethical guidelines.

  • Knowledge of agency and community resources and referral processes.

Job Duties/Skills Required

  • Maintains professional and ethical standards of conduct at all times.

  • Promotes recovery, personal choice, and respect.

  • Maintain 25 hours per week of contact with participants

  • Performs regular case maintenance activities including documenting actions, making narrative entries, preparing necessary reports and/or social summaries, etc.

  • Consults with agency personnel and administrative field personnel; collects and analyzes data to identify needs for the assigned special services program within the particular service area. ●

  • Effectively utilizes community resources by providing appropriate referrals and linkages.

  • Maintains a clear driving record in order to be able to drive company vehicles to provide transportation to clients.

  • Attends weekly supervision, seek consultation regularly and participate in quarterly team meetings.

  • Assists with obtaining and maintaining more stable housing.

  • Provides supportive services to increase skills for housing maintenance, community integration and performance measurements with focus on HMIS specific measurements

  • Supports and encourages landlord recruitment and retention. Actively seeks new landlords to provide fair and affordable housing opportunities to clients.


Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance, Vision insurance, Dental insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, 14 Paid Holidays per year for regular full time staff, Disability insurance, 401(k), 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 who are impaired in their abilities to live and function independently.