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Community Support Specialist (BOS PSH)

Job Location

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Pay

Starting at $35,000 a year (non-exempt employee)

Type of Job

Full-time

Published Date

March 18, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

Job Description

Community Support Specialist will work with HUD-funded permanent supportive housing projects. Job duties include meeting with individuals experiencing homelessness, determining eligibility, assisting with housing search, and providing ongoing case management. Services take place in the community and client residences.

Minimum Requirements

● Bachelor Degree in Sociology, Psychology, or Counseling.

● Be over 18 years of age.

● Possess a valid driver’s license

● Personal experience of being homeless 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 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.

● Consults with facility 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 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.


Benefits

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.

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