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Jewish Residential Services

Community Living Specialist

  • Location

    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Posted On

    June 12, 2019
  • Job Type

    Full-Time
  • Category

    Other
  • Experience Level

    Not Specified
  • Education Level

    Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary

    $30,000-$50,000

Job Description

Jewish Residential Services is a social service organization that supports adults with psychiatric, developmental or intellectual disabilities, helping them to live, learn, work and socialize as valued members of the community.  Our organization offers a culturally rich, Jewish environment that is welcoming to people of all backgrounds.  We build on the strengths of the individuals we serve and help them restore a sense of hope for the present and future.

This position represents an opportunity to join a great team, enjoy a variety of tasks and use your education to make a difference, while gaining valuable experience.

Responsibilities:

-Under the direction of the Manager of Residential Support Services, provides direct support to adults with intellectual and/or psychiatric disabilities living independently.
-Works with participants in group settings coordinating and facilitating wellness, educational and holiday activities and events. Helps to improve program participants’ interpersonal skills and promote opportunities for community inclusion.
-Conducts assessments and interviews in order to find out tenants’ desires and needs and provides referrals based on those needs.
-Coordinates and monitors the upkeep of all residential community areas.
-Maintains records based on program requirements.
-Must be flexible to work various hours

Essential Competencies:

-Self-motivated and resourceful
-Strong organizational skills
-Positive, enthusiastic and persuasive

Essential Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a human service field and at least 1 year of experience working in a direct service capacity or,
A combination of work or equivalent level of education, work and/or life experience.

JRS offers a competitive benefits package including Paid time off, health insurance, retirement plan, education assistance and professional development opportunities.

Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle, acceptable driving record, criminal clearances required.

JRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to:

athomas@jrspgh.org

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed on Disability Scoop.