• Community Support Specialist (Individual Supports)

    Job Locations US-MA-Brockton
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/17/2018 11:50 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1104
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Direct Care
    Schedule
    Tues-Sat 1p-9p
    Minimum Pay Rate
    USD $15.00/Hr.
    Maximum Pay Rate
    USD $15.00/Hr.
    City
    Brockton
    State/Province
    Massachusetts
    Postal Code
    02301
  • Overview

    40 hours - Schedule: Tues-Sat 1p-9p

     

    Here at BAMSI, we recognize that our employees are our greatest resource! Are you ready to make a difference? Become a BAMSI believer!

     

    We are looking for energetic and compassion staff to work as Community Support Specialists and provide rehabilitation services to high functioning individuals with developmental disabilities and or acquired brain injuries.  Our In-Home Support program provides assistance to adults  who live in their own homes but need some support in order to do so. This program supports persons served who enjoy living independently in the community and offers assistance to maintain a stable and fulfilling environment. This service is specifically tailored to meet the needs of each individual to help with activities and tasks such as managing finances, medical issues, self-administration of medication, meal planning and preparation, shopping, travel training, getting along with neighbors, and making good choices. Staff members meet with persons served for as few as two or as many as 30 hours per week, depending upon the needs of the individual served.

     

    Must have  a high school diploma or GED and direct care experience with a disabled population. Must have a valid driver's license in state of residency and own means of transportation.

     

    BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best.  We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.

     

    We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

    • Generous Time Off Package
    • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings
    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 403B plan with discretionary match
    • Wellness Activities
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Career Development Opportunities

    *Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.

     

    *This position is union represented by a bargaining unit of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. (AFSME).

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities:

    1. Attend to the daily needs of persons served on an individual basis as well as foster increased independence and self-determination.

    2. Teach socialization skills and activities of daily living including: household maintenance; self-care and hygiene; self-awareness and human development, menu planning, food shopping and preparation; money management skills/budgeting; transportation and community orientation; consumer skills; and utilization of community resources.

    3. Assist in the development and implementation of Individualized Action Plans (IAPs) including implementation of behavioral objectives/plans.

    4. Participate in IAP meetings and other meetings as required by supervisor.

    5. Supervise and document consumer self-administration of medications as prescribed by a physician in accordance with agency and program procedures.

    6. Record and appropriately utilize necessary data, daily progress notes, staff log and complete all other IAP and program required documentation.

    7. Transport consumers to and from day programs, medical appointments and other activities as required.

    8. Provide opportunities for leisure time activities and foster independence in the choice and participation of those activities.

    9. Organize, develop and implement group and individual activities which serve to integrate the lives of consumers with members of their community.

    10. Fulfill case management responsibilities as assigned by supervisor, including those related to medical and legal concerns.

    11. Ensure client safety and comply with program standards for staff coverage, including assistance to the Administrator-On-Call whenever possible.

    12. Act as consumer advocate and role model.

    13. Provide a supportive environment that includes opportunities for consumers to determine, to the fullest extent possible, personal decisions for daily schedules and routines.

    14. Maintain knowledge of ongoing program issues and developments as well as informing supervisor of program issues and concerns.

    15. Communicate in a professional manner.

    16. Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor.

    17. Perform duties consistent with program and agency policies and procedures.

    18. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.

    Qualifications

    -High School Diploma or GED

    - Direct care experience with a disabled population

    -Valid driver’s license in state of residence and satisfactory driving record

    -Own means of transportation required

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