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Community Support Assistant - Long Term Services (LTS) Division

Company: Continuum of Care
Location: Meriden
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Vaccine Mandate - All employees are required to be fully vaccinated prior to hire, absent an approved accommodation. May be required to practice social distancing/universal precautions, wearing of masks regardless of vaccination status, including daily temperature checks.Job Title: Community Support AssistantDepartment: Mental Health ServicesScope of Service: Provides comprehensive community-based residential and support services to persons with mental health, intellectual, and addiction needs. Provides hands-on, intensive skill- building interventions and supports to enrich and achieve an overall level of independence and well- being. Collaborates with Community Support Specialists and program to support client in achieving aspirations through person-centered, strengths-based, and culturally competent methods. Performs other duties as assigned.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Client Care:

  • Establishes rapport and positive working relationships with clients while maintaining professional ethics and boundaries.
    • Enhances a client's independent living skills by engaging, assessing, and providing various modalities of teaching and assistance (e.g. modeling, prompting, hands-on assistance).
      • Provides hands-on support and guidance for activities of daily living such as personal care/hygiene, housekeeping, laundry, food management/nutrition, budgeting, health and safety, leisure, and other activities which promote healthy living.
        • Provides transportation to and from appointments as identified.
          • Educates and trains clients with travel planning and use of public and private transportation.
            • Conducts regular apartment/room inspections and assists the clients in maintaining the cleanliness of their living spaces which may require hands-on assistance.QUALIFICATIONS
              • Bachelor's Degree preferred. High School Diploma or equivalent considered with a minimum of 3-years' experience in related field.
                • Prior experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and/or addiction.
                  • Valid Connecticut Driver's license with clean driving record is required. Program positions may require the employee to maintain reliable transportation and be willing to transport clients in personal vehicles.
                    • First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to obtain certification within 90 days of hire.Employee is responsible to maintain ongoing certification.
                      • Proficient computer skills required, including Microsoft Office and electronic record keeping.The following positions are available at various locations listed below: Per Diem/Substitute Staff Rate: $16.50FT/PT - First/Second Shift: $17.00 - Weekend Differential of $17.50 & 18.00 FT/PT - Third-Overnight Shift: $16.50 Weekend Differential of $17.50 Continuum offers excellent benefits, matching 401(k) plan, including a generous PTO package and 12 paid holidays compensated at Double Time!Burban Drive - Branford, CTPT Saturday/Sunday 11a-9p 20 hrsPT Tuesday/Wednesday 11a-9p 20 hrsPT Saturday/Sunday/Monday 9a-7p 30 hrsPT Thursday/Friday/Saturday 2p-12a 30 hrsNorth Colony - Meriden, CT: Every other weekend: PT Friday /Saturday 2p-10pHartford Ave- Wethersfield, CTFT Monday - Friday 1p-9pPT Sunday/Monday 7a-3pMeggat Park - Wethersfield, CTPT Sunday/Monday 3p-11pPT Friday/Saturday 7a-3pSylvan Ave - Meriden, CTFT Sunday - Thursday 11p-7aJob Types: Full-time, Part-time, TemporaryPay: $16.50 - $17.00 per hourBenefits:
                        • 401(k)
                        • 401(k) matching
                        • Dental insurance
                        • Employee assistance program
                        • Flexible schedule
                        • Flexible spending account
                        • Health insurance
                        • Health savings account
                        • Life insurance
                        • Paid time off
                        • Retirement plan
                        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
                          • 8 hour shift
                          • Holidays
                          • Monday to Friday
                          • Weekend availabilitySupplemental Pay:
                            • Signing bonusCOVID-19 considerations:All employees are required to be fully vaccinated prior to hire, absent an approved accommodation. May be required to practice social distancing/universal precautions, wearing of masks regardless of vaccination status, including daily temperature checks.Application Question(s):
                              • Please indicate which program position you are applying for.
                              • Have you ever been employed with Continuum of Care? Is yes, which program were you hired to work?Education:
                                • High school or equivalent (Preferred)Experience:
                                  • Direct Care Support: 3 years (Preferred)
                                  • Mental Health or Intellectual Disabilities: 3 years (Preferred)
                                  • Addiction: 3 years (Preferred)License/Certification:
                                    • Driver's License (Preferred)
                                    • First Aid Certification (Preferred)
                                    • CPR Certification (Preferred)Work Location:
                                      • Multiple locationsWork Remotely:
                                        • NoWork Location: Multiple Locations

Keywords: Continuum of Care, Meriden , Community Support Assistant - Long Term Services (LTS) Division, Other , Meriden, Connecticut

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