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Community Support Specialist Addictions

Company name
Seven Counties Services Inc

Location
Louisville, KY

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Come join our team of highly motivated and caring professionals dedicated to delivering care that changes people lives. At Centerstone we focus on career development and go above and beyond to support you in meeting our mission. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about a career with Centerstone Kentucky.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Teaches, models, and coaches activities of daily living (ADL) (e. g., personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal preparation, money management, educational and vocational goal-setting, nutrition needs); monitors performance of ADL skills and provides therapeutic feedback.

Teaches psychoeducation classes on recovery (e. g., medication side effects, ADL, communication skills, stress management strategies).

Plans and facilitates community-based activities (e. g., medical appointments, grocery shopping, leisure/recreation/socialization); facilitates access to community resources (e. g., AA/NA meetings, school, job placement).

Contributes to safe and therapeutic environment by practicing verbal de-escalation and, as authorized, other behavior management techniques.

Serves as “ambassador” of SCS and its clients by integrating clients into the community and educating community members about people with disabilities and about SCS’s services and programming.

Collaborates with community systems on behalf of individuals served (e. g., school, landlord, family, transportation provider, employer).

Provides transportation (e. g., driving SCS van or personal vehicle), ensuring adherence to standard safety practices (e. g., driver certification, seat belts, child safety seats); teaches and facilitates use of public transportation systems.

Provides personal care, as needed (e. g., personal hygiene, toileting, laundry, meal preparation, safe eating techniques).

Administers First Aid and CPR, as needed.

Supervises self-administered medication, serving as the program’s “point person” for supervised self-administered medication (SSAM)

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medication, depending on the specific clinical program’s protocols.

Identifies assigned clients’ food and/or medication allergies and exercises reasonable care to avoid exposure to allergens.

Communicates information relevant to care, treatment, and services, with other SCS staff members and, as authorized, with non-SCS providers, to ensure appropriate level and quality of care.

May take responsibility for specific assignments within the program (e. g., Clubhouse food program, admissions at Crisis Stabilization Unit or Lighthouse).

May provide limited on-the-job training to Community Support Providers, including answering questions, offering opportunities to shadow and observe, and explaining basic information about the site’s programming.

Documents services and care provided by timely completing various forms (e. g., attendance records, daily logs, shift/progress notes, incident reports, Service Activity Logs (SALs), time reports) in accordance with SCS and regulatory standards.

Maintains confidentiality of protected health information, consistent with SCS procedures and state and federal law.

Attends and participates in all required staff and service planning meetings and trainings.

Maintains and enhances skills for working with clients.

Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Up to 18 months’ training, beyond high school or GED*, in direct care of individuals with disabilities.

Completion of all required trainings within 6 months of hire date.

Formal documentation by supervisor of ability to function independently as direct support professional and of proficiency in providing direct support services.

Valid driver’s license.

Proof of automobile liability insurance.

Positive driving record.

Good interpersonal skills.

Ability to communicate with verbal and nonverbal individuals.

Teaching skills.

Ability to provide caring, nurturing attention and care to individuals with disabilities, including those who are medically fragile and/or have intense behavioral needs and/or otherwise pose a high level of risk, because of complexity of treatment/service needs and/or a complex diagnostic profile.

Patience and empathy.

Maturity and solid judgment.

Required Experience

One to two years’ relevant experience, working with individuals with disabilities

Job Location

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Company info

Seven Counties Services Inc
Website : http://www.sevencounties.org

Company Profile
Spring has arrived in the Seven Counties’ region, and it’s a new start for nature. Maybe you feel that you need a new start, too. Are you battling depression? Are you or a family member involved with alcohol or drugs? Are you starting to feel that your teen’s behavior isn’t ‘just a phase’? Does your child act out more than other children? Spring is a time to evaluate our lives and make needed changes and course corrections. Seven Counties is here to help residents in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties in Kentucky address their behavioral and intellectual issues, and achieve their goals of living satisfying and productive lives.

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