Support Specialist - Hilo

Nov 17 2017
Job Description

Are you looking for a company that is growing, gives you a sense of purpose in the work you do, and allows you to make a difference in people's lives? At Goodwill, we believe in investing in our employees. We promote opportunities for growth through many paths of career development.


 Support Specialist

Location: Goodwill Mission Services  – Personal Assistance Program | Hilo, Hawaii Island


Job Summary:

Provide direct support and assistance for program participants in a variety of settings designed to achieve individual and agency goals by performing the following duties, but not limited to:

  • Empowers participants to make informed decisions by providing necessary information and support
  • Provides support and assistance necessary to meet the physical and personal management needs of participants that encourages relationship building and independence
  • Uses effective advocacy strategies to assist participants in exercising individual, legal, and administrative rights
  • Works independently and is responsible for representing the program in the community
  • Applies formal and informal assessments processes that will assist the participant to achieve desired goals and outcomes 
  • Assists participants to build a network of formal and informal supports by accessing community resources, public and private services 
  • Demonstrates understanding of person-centered planning concepts by assisting in the development, implement, and review of individual plans to ensure progress toward goals and desired outcomes 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education degree (GED) or six months to one year related experience and/or training
  • Good interpersonal communication skills (Written & verbal)
  • Be or become CPR/First Aide certified
  • TB Clearance
  • Must have valid Hawaii driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle with valid registration and safety check
  • All applicants must currently reside in the state of Hawaii and be available for an immediate in-person interview.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities


Requisition ID 1507

Location: Hilo


**Must currently reside in the state of Hawaii**


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