Community Services Specialist
1508 NW Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO 64118
A career at Easterseals Midwest is more than a job -- it is an opportunity to make a positive difference in people's lives every day. Community Services Specialists are the link to the community for those they serve and is one of the most exemplary reflections of the wonderful mission driven work we provide every day. The people that carry out this rewarding, care giving support play an integral and crucial role in the success of our organization.
The Community Services Specialist works cooperatively to provide consistent, quality programming and addresses the physical, health and behavioral needs of clients. Provides direct support and mentoring, being actively engaged with clients, in programming as outlined in the personal plan, in either a group setting or alone. Ensures clients are safe and healthy and responsible for providing direct care to clients as outlined in a daily schedule. Support given will follow specific goals and objectives of each client.
Implement and evaluate Individualized Service Plan outcomes and objectives for specific individuals.Maintain daily and monthly paperwork neatly and accurately. Additionally, paperwork must be turned in according to deadlines given.As appropriate, implements treatment protocols and programs based on the Behavior Support Plan and works as member of the behavioral support team as necessary per based on client.Documents detailed behavioral data throughout shift and completes reports, service documentation and other required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.Models coping, problem-solving and social skills encouraging appropriate boundaries and attachments.Support clients and the community during community crisis situations -- navigate conversations with upset community patrons, businesses, security or law enforcement, etc.Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation.Monitors clients' physical and emotional well-being and reports unusual behavior, changes in condition or mental health manifestations to appropriate support team.Provide consistent programming with multiple clients, including use of incentive plans, ISP goals and objectives, restrictions, etc.A successful candidate will possess:
Good communication skills, both orally and written.Must be physically able to deal with aggressive and/or interfering behaviors on a frequent basis.Must be flexible, reliable, and dependable and embrace change.Must be able to foster positive professional relationships with families and staff. Conducts self in polite and professional manner.Qualifications:
Education: High school diploma or GED required.Experience: 1 years' experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities with behavior disorders who have active, involved behavioral support plans preferred.Specific Skills: Must have valid driver's license and current vehicle insurance. Maintains safe driving record. Must have clean, reliable, working vehicle with enough fuel to meet clients' transportation needs. Must be willing to use personal vehicle for client transportation if needed. Must have the ability to do basic math. Must have legible handwriting and professional grammar skills.Other: Must be available to work Monday - Friday, day time hours. Must be able to attend staff meetings that are conducted after program hours.
High school diploma or GED, valid driver's license, car insurance