TITLE: Community Support Specialist – Residential Services Immediate Supervisor: House Manager Supervision Exercised: Persons Served
SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the House Manager, this position is responsible for the care, supervision and training of people with developmental disabilities living in a community residential environment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Provides supervision and training to adults with developmental disabilities in order to promote each individual’s growth towards his/her highest potential • Responsible for the implementation of each resident’s program plan including data collection • Reviews files for each resident on a regular basis • Assists in the development and monitoring of individual and group programs • Utilizes behavior modification techniques and other instructional strategies to enhance the progress of achieving goals and objectives • Communicates concerns related to program participant needs to supervisor in a timely manner • Acts as an appropriate role model • Assists individuals in attending social activities to further social skills • Knows whereabouts of persons served at all times • Responsible for daily routine(s) of residents and emergency medical procedures • Maintains a dated, running log of observations to provide other staff with current information concerning residents • Participates in cleaning the home, completing laundry and preparing food as assigned • Calls in hourly if assigned • Assists residents in personal hygiene and household routines • Checks all outside doors consistently throughout the night by touring the home; ensures the security of the home • Handles difficult behavioral situations with residents in danger of injuring themselves or others • Acts as a liaison between other staff, supervisors, administrators, residents and community members • Attends meetings as assigned • Completes records and reports as needed • Administers medication • Complies with all Momentum WORK, CCL & OSHA policies, procedures and regulations • Must be able to transport participants, unless waived by the Executive Director. • Other related duties and responsibilities on an as needed basis Established 06/98 Last Revised: 2/15 FLSA Status Non-exempt Classification: III Introductory Period*: Three (3) Months - 2 - Community Support Specialist – Second Page PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Ability to stand, sit for long periods of time • Ability to go up and down stairs • Ability to speak, read, hear and understand technical written materials • Lifting may be required; may exceed 25 lbs • Ability to bend, lift and carry • Ability to operate machinery without posing a safety hazard to self or others • Full awareness of environmental stimuli • Ability to implement Crisis Management, Safety & ProAct techniques
QUALIFICATIONS: • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate of Arts degree or equivalent in related field preferred (work experience could be substituted for education) • Computer skills (Microsoft word) • Two (2) years’ experience working with persons with developmental and/or other disabilities in a dormitory/group residence preferred • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality regarding consumer and other related information • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Ability to complete Medical Certification Course • Ability to complete tasks with numerous interruptions • Ability to work with little direct supervision • Ability to manipulate numbers • Computer proficiency • Compassion and respect for persons with disabilities • May need to be available during any disasters, per disaster plan • Must have reliable phone • Must be over age 25 to be insured, have a valid CA Driver’s License and acceptable driving record. • Valid certification in CPR/1st Aid (Training available)
Note: At the discretion of the Personnel Officer, additional related experience and/or education may be substituted or waived in lieu of the requirements specified above under “Education and Experience.”
Job Status: Full-Time,Part-Time