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Community Support Specialist

Overview
Position: Community Support Specialist
Department: Developmental Disabilities Program, Montgomery County
Availability of Position: Immediately
Schedule: Full time, hours vary, on-call responsibilities
Reporting Relationship: Program Director for Montgomery County
Salary: $11.33 per hour
The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:
Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
Flexible Spending Accounts
Remitted Tuition Program
Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Most importantly - a job with a good purpose!
Position Overview:
This position is a non-exempt position with responsibility for providing and assisting in the coordination of day/vocational supports
for individuals in the Pottstown Community Options Program. The Community Support Specialist (CSS) is responsible for supporting
individuals with developmental disabilities to integrate into the community and to engage in community, volunteer and/or work
activities in accordance with federal, state, local, and agency guidelines.
The Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Responsibilities
This position is a non-exempt position with responsibility for providing and assisting in the coordination of day/vocational supports
for individuals in the Pottstown Community Options Program. The Community Support Specialist (CSS) is responsible for supporting
individuals with developmental disabilities to integrate into the community and to engage in community, volunteer and/or work
activities in accordance with federal, state, local, and agency guidelines. This person acts as an important role model for individuals
supported by the program. He/ she is responsible for assisting the supervisor in assessing the needs and interests of the individuals
served and for seeing that these needs and interests are addressed through community activities. This employee assists in maintaining a
healthy emotional and physical environment for individuals supported by the program and assures that the program in all ways reflects
the needs and individuality of all people served. This employee also shares in the responsibility for the image that the facility,
individuals supported by the program, and staff present to the community. This employee's role is to help the person served achieve
his/ her greatest potential through individualized supports, while at the same time being sensitive to the personal needs of each person.
Qualifications
Minimum requirement of a High School Diploma/GED and 2 years relevant experience in the field. Experience should include
supports to people with a range of Developmental Disabilities, including individuals with dual diagnoses and self-injurious behavior.
Experience in a related field and demonstrated ability to assume further responsibilities will be considered. Ability to effectively
communicate and work with persons we provide services to, management, staff, families, community employers, case managers, other
service providers and funding sources in a respectful and courteous manner. Ability to anticipate problems and to initiate problem
solving. It is essential to support The Salvation Army by having an appreciation and understanding of The Salvation Army mission.
Contact: Please send or fax your resume and a cover letter to:
The Salvation Army DDP
Attn: Loretta Carey
701 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19123
Fax: 215-787-5953
Or go to: http://careers-usesalvationarmy.icims.com
No phone calls please.
Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on August 22, 2018.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
The Salvation Army will not hire any applicant for employment if the criminal background check reveals a conviction (or a guilty plea or plea of nolo contendre) for any sexual or violent crime. This policy is intended to help ensure safety in Salvation Army workplaces.
Requisition No. #779


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