Community Support Specialist - EMPOWER

Community Support Specialist, One-on-One / EMPOWER
Employment type: full time / non-exempt

 
Position Description: to provide one-on-one support for community activities for an individual who has intellectual disabilities.


Job duties:

  • Keep customer safe and engaged

  • Planning daily activities

  • Providing transportation

  • Completing daily documentation 

 

Benefits:

  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick time

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • 401k

  • Comprehensive training (at no cost)

 

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to read and write English proficiently

  • Preferred experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities

  • Dependable, patient & honest

  • Upbeat, positive attitude

  • Strong interest in human service

  • Ability to be firm, but compassionate

  • Must be 21 or older for insurance purposes

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office components

  • Professional attitude and teamwork mentality

  • Outstanding attendance and ability to self-direct

  • Current/Valid Colorado Driver’s License

  • Good driving record that meets the requirements of agencies insurance carrier

  • Able to safely operate a 15 passenger van

  • Ability to pass criminal background checks

  • Ability to prove the right to work in the U.S.

 

Minimum Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift approximately 75lbs. 

  • Requires moderate amount of reaching over head and away from body

  • May be required to bend, stoop, squat and climb as it pertains to assessing an environment.

  • Requires staff to sit for periods of time, walk for up to several hours at a time with breaks

  • Walking short distances

  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in varying weather conditions. 

  • Must be cognitive and utilize safety skills while walking, driving and maneuvering through various weather conditions.

  • Must be able to sit in a moving vehicle for long periods of time.

  • Daily significant contact with agency personnel and its employees or contractors as well as outside governing agencies and benefit carriers. 

  • Daily significant contact with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.  Daily contact with community members and professionals within the community.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

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Contact: 303.424.6078 or info@parkerpch.com
Arvada & Lakewood, CO
Parker Personal Care Homes 2018