top of page

Community Support Specialist (PSH)

Job Location

Baton Rouge, LA, USA


Starting at $19.23 an hour

Type of Job


Published Date

April 29, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

Job Description

If you share in Start's mission to promote opportunities which enhance the self-sufficiency of people to empower them to live and function independently, this position will offer you the unique opportunity to work directly with individuals and family to address their mental health and housing concerns. Start is an excellent place to grow professionally while doing some innovative work.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters Level, degree must be in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Rehabilitation Services, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Criminal Justice or Human Growth and Development. 

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

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 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 / 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.

● 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.

● Interviews clients and/or families and completes assessments and other clinical documentation.

● 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 for licensing, accreditation, or other regulatory agencies.

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

● 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 and/or monthly staff meetings.

● Provides and submits at least 25 hours (100 units) of reimbursable services per week.

● 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, disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, 13 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.

bottom of page