ResCare Community Support Specialist in White Pigeon, Michigan

Requisition: J3Q6D36SFW3K8GW3MXYJob DescriptionResCareTitle: Community Support SpecialistJob Category: Direct Care/OperationsLine of Business: HomeCare ServicesAbout ResCareJoin us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Community Support Specialist. In this position, you will play a vital and positive role in helping our clients with intellectual, cognitive, or developmental disabilities achieve their fullest potential.Are you passionate about helping others? Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.About This Career OpportunityWe have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Community Support Specialist. In the position, you will play a vital role in helping our clients with intellectual, cognitive, or developmental disabilities achieve their highest level of independence. Not only will you see positive results of your work every day, but you will have an opportunity for professional development and advancement to positions of greater responsibility. Many leaders with ResCare began their careers as Direct Support Professionals.Community Support Specialist ResponsibilitiesThe Community Support Specialist is an essential part of the Independence Program (IP) team reporting directly to ResCare Home Care, as well as the Independence Program Case Manager. The Community Support Specialist position is a community-based position working with warriors who have brain injuries, PTSD, neurological disabilities, and other cognitive or physical challenges. The Community Support Specialist position provides functional supports to warriors on an individualized basis. The Community Support Specialist is responsible for providing warriors opportunities for increased participation in community activities, increased social capital, improved quality of life, and development of meaningful and purposeful activities.The following describes principal job functions but does not represent an exhaustive description of all position requirements. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. This position has no authority to enter into contracts.•Provides positive support and be an advocate for the warrior.•Provides assistance and guidance with identifying choices and making informed decisions that involve warrior's activities and life.•Provides structure and support in household management such as: maintaining cleanliness of home environment and establishing a safe, healthy and efficient routine.•Assists with participation in recreation and community activities in order to promote socialization and establish relationships with peers.•Assists warrior with improving community living and integration skills in a variety of settings such as shopping, church attendance, sporting events, club participation, classroom support, volunteer/employment support, etc.•Works with warriors to learn how to participate in their desired recreational and social activities within their surrounding community.•Assists with participation in recreation and community activities in order to promote socialization and establish relationships with peers.•Provide training or assistance with mobility in home environment, using adaptive aids, and accessing public transportation.•Provides assistance with developing e