Community Support Staff

Full-Time, Part-Time
Berks County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County
Posted 3 years ago

Position Summary: Provide one to one support and behavioral interventions to clients in need of support with activities of daily living/community inclusion/behavioral health. Support will be provided in the appropriate locations such as the home setting, work, vocational/school and the community.

Summary of Essential Position Functions:

  • Community Support Staff will provide support to participants in acquiring, retaining, and improving communication, socialization, self-direction, self-help, and adaptive skills necessary to reside in their community. Community Support Staff help facilitate the participant’s social interaction; use of natural supports and typical community services available to everyone as well as participation in education and volunteer activities when appropriate.
  • Community Support Staff provides modeling of behavior, behavior support, intensive behavior episode intervention, training and cueing.
  • Teaching and improving skills to help the clients remain active in their community. Support the client in social activities (ex. hobbies, shopping and attending events).
  • Follow goals and objectives as listed on the clients Individual Support Plan (ISP).

Qualifications: Community Support Staff must be 18 years of age or older, have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and/or Bachelor’s Degree level.

Educations/Experience/Credentials:

  • Community Support Staff must be 18 years of age or older, have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and/or Bachelor’s Degree level.
  • All required Current clearances for Child Abuse, FBI and Pennsylvania State Criminal, as well as CPR/First Aid Certification.
  • Completion of all required trainings developed by the Bureau of Autism Services.
  • Knowledge of mental health problems and systems, managed care payers and community resources.

Special/Technical Skills:

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office programs, consistent access to Microsoft Word
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License
  • Must be able to intervene and control agitated clients through non-physical interventions. Hazards can include risk of exposure to disease and risk of physical injury associated with clients who have the potential to act out or lose control.

Job Features

Job CategoryDirect Support Staff

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