The Salvation Army

  • Community Support Specialist

    Job Locations US-PA-Rosemont
    Job ID
    2018-4608
    Category
    Developmental Disabilities
    Compensation
    with excellent benefits
    Compensation Min
    USD $11.33/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $11.33/Hr.
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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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