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Community Support Specialist

Macomb, IL

Duties

Provide community support and case coordination services for a caseload of individuals with disabilities, serving primarily persons with developmental/intellectual disabilities or individuals with mental illness. Assesses consumer's overall functioning, identifying problems, needs, skill strengths and deficits, and assumes a lead role in the consumer centered planning process developing implementation strategies. Implements selected aspects of the plan including skill building, counseling, advocacy, and building community, family, and natural supports. Ensures linkages to community service providers, entitlement programs and housing alternatives.


Education

Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university in the human services field and must have at least one year of direct care experience working with persons with disabilities. Must be able to achieve Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) status to work with persons with developmental disabilities. Must have Mental Health Professional (MHP) status to work with persons with mental illness.


Skills

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, have good social and assessment skills, and ability to work both independently as well as part of a team. Must have a commitment to work with persons with disabilities and demonstrates a belief in the principles of recovery and empowerment for persons with disabilities. Willingness to work flexible hours and basic computer navigation and word processing skills essential.


Other Requirements

Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and be insurable. Also must obtain and maintain Blood Borne Pathogens, OIG, Corporate Compliance and Security Rules. CPR and First Aid training after hired.


Position

Full - time


Salary

$12.50 - $15.00 per hour


Apply for this position online or download a .pdf application.


*Employment is conditional upon passing criminal background checks*