Details for Community Living Specialist

The Supported Living Program in Waterloo is seeking a Community Living Specialist to provide individualized training and support to persons receiving services in their homes and communities. This is a part time position, and may include some evening and weekend hours.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide training and support to each person served according to their person centered plan and individualized needs
  • Assist persons served to accomplish tasks at home and in the community using modifications or adaptations when necessary.
  • Provide assistance to persons served in solving problems
  • Assist persons served to develop natural supports in the community
  • Provide written documentation of services provided according to funding source regulations

Other Duties as needed:

  • Provide transportation
  • Dispense medications
  • Participate with persons served in the person-centered planning process
  • Provide assistance with personal care
  • Assist with socialization opportunities
  • Assist persons served with the use of community resources
  • Assist with scheduling and maintaining appointments

Required Skills:

  • Ability to train and support persons with disabilities in a variety of settings
  • Physical ability to assist persons served (see note below)
  • Ability to follow instructions and communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to positively relate to persons served and their families
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and extended hours

Qualifications and Required Training:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One year experience working with people with disabilities
  • Possess a valid driver's license and meet agency driving record requirements
  • Medication Manager Certification
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention Certification
  • Direct Service Provider Curriculum for Supported Community Living Services

NOTE: This position requires physical abilities that include one or more of the following (this is not a comprehensive list): pushing or pulling persons in wheelchairs, transferring persons weighing at least 100 pounds to and from wheelchairs with another staff person, lifting 25 pounds, frequent bending, stooping, kneeling motions, physical interventions.

Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities

Supervised by: Service Coordinator or Site Supervisor

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