Community Support Specialist - Disability

Jun 20 2018
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii |Honolulu|Full Time, $13.80 / hour
Job Description

Job Title: Community Support Specialist
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Schedule: Core Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am-4:00pm. Evening and Weekend hours required as needed for the demands of the job. Must have a flexible work schedule. Travel may be required.
Compensation: $13.80/hour with benefits package


Summary: As a Community Support Specialist with the Long-Term Adult Supports and Resources (LASR), you will conduct individual and/or group instruction and service provision to a caseload of participants in a facility or community based setting, and facilitate implementation of services by outside agencies or qualified individuals accordance with the LASR plan. We are looking for someone who can easily build rapport with participants and with people within the community, has a strong desire to help others, and who has experience with individuals who are Developmentally Disabled.


Essential Duties:

  • Confers with program participant, parents, social workers, and others in the support team to develop and implement Individual Plans. Maintains supports and services for goals within budget allotted.
  • Reviews plans quarterly to note progress and/or barriers towards goal achievement.
  • Creates and maintains confidential files of participants.
  • Develops and maintains network of community resources for the development and implementation of Individual Plans in the community.
  • Creates and/or coordinates learning materials or environments geared to meet the needs of each participant as identified in their Individual Plans.
  • Provides supports to program participants in the community.
  • Works with participants to increase motivation, provide consistent reinforcement to learning, continuous assessment of level of functioning, and continuous feedback to participants on all learning activities.
  • Facilitates or conducts excursions for participants in the community which are directly related to the new skills being sought by the participant through program services; including timely requisition of monies required for activities.
  • Works with parents/participants to accept and develop skills in working with participants’ disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Combination of education and experience including a high school diploma or GED and 1-2 years related experience.
  • Must have a valid Hawaii driver’s license and a driver’s abstract that meet company guidelines.
  • Must have access to an insured vehicle.
  • Required to have a TB clearance.
  • CPR/First Aid certification preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Computer competency with MS word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and one year related experience

APPLY NOW! Visit www.higoodwill.org/jobs to complete the online application form.

At Goodwill Hawaii our mission is simple, yet powerful, we help people with employment barriers reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. We are the third largest non-profit agency in Hawaii and our motivation is sustaining Hawaii’s community through the power of work. Last year we placed nearly 1,500 people into employment, resulting in $22 million in annual wages earned as a result of these job placements. Join the Goodwill Hawaii family and help strengthen our Hawaii community, one job at a time.

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