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Community Support Specialist

Company: Covey
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Community Support Specialist facilitates and instructs small groups in a community setting to assist participants in growing community connections, developing goal-oriented activities, while modeling positive community engagement. This CSS role exposes participants to new experiences and opportunities, assesses and documents individuals' progress, and communicates with stakeholders to support participants' growth. This is not a caregiving position; rather, it is a great step towards a career in education, care management, social work and a variety of health and human services fields. QUALITIESImagination: Dream up new activities and refresh our existing ones, be creative and flexible in how we meet our participants needs, and most importantly - help people reach their goals no matter the challenges that may be in front of them!Integrity: Document, role model, represent Covey positively and professionally in the community. Ensure participants are continually working towards agreed upon goals.Inclusion: Explore new opportunities to increase community connectedness.Individuality: Supports people's journey of personal growth by helping develop person specific goal-oriented activities.Patient: leading from behind to encourage and empower participants' personal growth.Excellent Communicator: understands and can adapt communication style to meet diverse needs for in-person and record keeping purposes.Observant: recognize and adapt plans within dynamic environments, and continually assess participants' needs and development.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND BENEFITS:Is at least 18 years old and has a valid driver's license and comfortable transporting participants. Three years driving experience is preferred.Experience with group facilitation and/or instruction preferred. Experience with individuals with disabilities is not required.Must be able to pass a pre-employment screenings (Drug, TB, Physical and Background checks).Paid time off and holidays, bereavement leave, jury duty pay, workers compensation and a referral bonus for Regular Part-Time employees (average 20-32 hours/week).Flexible scheduling - no nights, weekends or holidays. 4.5 hour shifts and independent planning time. This is a part-time position.Paid training to include, on-the-job training, CPR/First Aid certifications, behavioral training, safety and much more.Must have valid driver's license.Covey is a local nonprofit that serves and supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. But the way we do this is what makes us stand out from the rest. We sincerely value and appreciate our participants and our employees. Without all of them, our covey would not be successful!COVEY: What Does That Mean? A covey is a small group of birds. They stay together throughout their lives for protection and comfort. As a group, they are stronger and safer; they are able to do things they couldn't do alone. Everyone at Covey has the opportunity to make a strong and life-long impact on our participants' lives.OUR MISSION: Creating Opportunities that Foster Personal Growth. We make decisions every day that honor our mission. We promise you - our mission is not just a poster on the wall - it's how we choose to treat and engage with our participants, their families, our employees and members of our community.

Keywords: Covey, Oshkosh , Community Support Specialist, Other , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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