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Community Support Specialist

Company: AccessCNY INC
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Main Function: Provide person centered services and supports to assist the individuals during Community-Based services to achieve independence and maintain their health and safety. Responsibilities include: promoting growth and independence with personal needs and ADLs, monitoring health and safety, encouraging self-advocacy and development of natural supports, situational counseling, benefit and entitlement counseling, and completion of required documentation.Duties and Responsibilities of a Community Support Specialist Relief:Provision of services for participantsImplement participants' goals as written in Service PlanSupport participants by providing assistance with daily living skills (ADLs) and oversight as neededPromote advocacy with participants by seeking out services, promoting choice, and assisting in their understanding of rights and responsibilitiesEncourage and support opportunities that promote natural connections within each participant's communityAssist with the identification of participants' areas of need and assist with coordination of services and delegate supports appropriatelyAssist participants with identifying need and barriers in the areas of housing, socialization, education, employment, and physical/mental health, in order to promote overall well-being Develop and implement programs/activities that address the physical and mental health needs of participants. Provide support in individual as well as group settingsRespond to crisis situations by using good judgment through prevention, intervention, resolution, and reporting to ensure the safety and well-being of participantsAssist in the referral processes for agency and community programs in a timely manner Completes required documentationComplete all program documentation in a timely manner and per Agency standards. Documentation includes but not limited to: service plans, service notes, financial, and program outcomes, etc.Collaborates with participants to write service plans in a person-centered way, focusing primarily on physical and mental healthCompletes incident report forms thoroughly and in a timely manner per Agency standardsCompletes mileage sheets per Agency standards Community and TeamworkWork collaboratively with participants, families, program staff, co-workers and supervisorPossess knowledge/awareness of a broad range of community resources that promote mental and physical health and encourages participant involvement in areas of interestAttend staff meetings and other meetings/committees as directed by supervisorAttend all required trainings as directed by supervisor and maintain training certificationsParticipate in Agency-wide events, advocacy, and/or community education. Follows Agency standards and proceduresProvides person-centered, quality servicesRespect participant privacy and follow confidentiality and non-disclosure laws and policiesFollows Agency standards and proceduresMaintains compliance with applicable rules and regulationsMeets attendance and punctuality standards Other duties as assignedEducation/Experience:High school diploma with 1 year experience working with people with a mental health diagnosis required. Associate's degree in a Human Service field preferred. Basic word processing and e-mail skills are required. Conditions of Employment: Must have a valid New York State driver's license in accordance with the Agency Vehicle and Driving policy and transportation necessary to meet program needs. Must be able to lift 75 pounds. Successful completion of required orientation and annual training. Must be able to demonstrate teamwork and professionalism. Must be able and willing to demonstrate direct care duties, including personal assistance, as need arises. Must participate and meet established requirements in a database check through the Division of Criminal Justice Services as defined by the State of New York, Office of Mental Health, Chapter 575 of the Laws of 2004. Must participate in successful database checks through the HHS Office of Inspector General, Excluded Parties List System, New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General and Specially Designated Nationals. Reports to:Senior Manager of MH Community-Based Services PM21 Equal Opportunity EmployerPI183017824

Keywords: AccessCNY INC, Syracuse , Community Support Specialist, Other , Syracuse, New York

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