Community Support Specialist
Puget Sound Regional Services - Renton, WA

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PUGET SOUND REGIONAL SERVICES

Job Position: Community Support Specialist (Full Time and Part Time available)
Shifts: days, swing, and overnights
Openings in Kent and Renton

Puget Sound Regional Services objective is to empower clients to experience a high quality of life by increasing the ability to accomplish activities of daily living and fostering active participation and inclusion on the community. The underlying guide to PSRS services is to remain soundly dedicated to supporting clients to exercise personal power, informed choice making, and self determination. With these three ideals as cornerstones of our philosophy, PSRS strives to support clients to experience optimal health and mental health; engage in fulfilling relationships; strengthen ability to communicate effectively; experience safe environments; achieve positive status within their communities; maintain financial stability, and pursue and engage in meaningful employment.

Employment Opportunity:
Community Support Specialist (CSS): Responsible for providing support to developmentally disabled adults directly in their homes and in the community. The CSS position provides client support in all daily life activities while teaching independent living skills. Activities include, but are not limited to, completing household duties, cooking meals, banking, grocery shopping, exercising, doctor appointments, administering medications and sustaining optimal hygiene. CSS's also maintain documentation for all tasks completed such as financial forms, medication records, progress notes, and running Individual Instruction Support Plans (IISP), etc.

Job Requirements:
-High School diploma or GED
-Over the age of 18 years old
-Able to work a weekend shift
-Pass a FBI background check looking for misdemeanors and felonies
-Reliable transportation, valid Washington drivers license, and auto insurance (not required for overnight staff)
-Able to read, write, and communicate in English or ASL
-Able to lift, push, and pull up to 50lbs.
-Able to walk long distances (2-4 miles)

Position Benefits:
-Mileage Reimbursement
-Paid Time Off
-Employee Assistance Program
-403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
-Full Time Employees also receive Medical and Dental

*Paid training is provided for Nurse Delegation Core Training to obtainin a Nursing Assitant Registered, CPR/1st Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogen/HIV/AIDS

This position starts at $10.25 per hour, after a successful completion of a 90 day probationary period the pay increases to $10.50 per hour.

If interested in the position contact Alisha Martin:

Phone: 206-772-5700 ext. 124
VP (video phone): 425-336-4902


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