Community Support Specialist
Keystone Autism Services - Cumberland County, PA

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Job Summary:
Community Support Specialist - located in Camp Hill, PA.

The position of Community Support Specialist exists to teach, coach, be a role model, and accompany individuals so that they are involved in family, neighborhood, civic, cultural, and religious activities and events, meet new people, develop friendships, exercise choices, and acquire the competencies to maintain these activities and accomplish personal goals.

- Conduct and maintain a healthy and safe environment for the individuals residing in the home(s).
- Ensure implementation of the comprehensive care of residents as addressed in the ISP.
- Assist and counsel Individuals in their development of self-help skills (i.e., self-care, housekeeping, cooking, etc.)
- Ascertain that the nutritional needs of the residents are adequately met.
- Supervise cooking and housekeeping responsibilities in a manner that will promote the maximum development of the residents.
- Maintain the physical upkeep of the residence(s), particularly with regards to cleanliness.
- Record expenditures correctly on appropriate forms.
- Ensure that the residents receive appropriate medical attention and medical treatment.
- Provide transportation to Individuals through use of personal vehicle as needed.
- Provide program coverage as scheduled or required by supervisors.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Part time position. Typical schedule. Monday,7am-3pm Tuesday and Wednesday 3pm-11pm weekly

- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Must possess a minimum of 1 year stable work experience in a human service setting.
- Must demonstrate ability to communicate both verbally and in writing; read, interpret, and apply written information such as policies, procedures, person-centered plans, training and staff development readings; understand, develop and implement learning objectives.
- Must be able to demonstrate basic household management skills.
- Must be physically able to lift and participate in physical activities of daily living.
- Must have the ability to pass Child Abuse, State Police and FBI clearances.
- Must possess a valid driver's license and have daily access to a privately maintained vehicle.
- Experience working with individuals living with autism is strongly preferred but not required.

*Applicants must be able to complete 2 full weeks of paid orientation in order to be considered.

EOE.

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