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Community Living Specialist

SUMMARY:
Provides direct care/support in the individual's home that includes: acquisition, retention or improvement in skills related to activities of daily living, such as personal grooming and cleanliness, bed making, and household chores, eating and the preparation of food, and social and adaptive skills necessary to enable the individual to reside in a community setting.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: High School Diploma/GED required.
Licensure: N/A
Certification: N/A
Experience: Experience in a direct care environment preferred.
Knowledge/Skills: Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations.
Verbal/written communication skills.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for working independently in individual's home.
Responsible for providing supervision to individuals on a continuous basis for duration of scheduled shift.
Assists individuals with daily living needs in preparing meals, bathing, cleaning, social interaction, etc. as needed by each individual.
Must successfully complete medication training and deliver medication to individuals as prescribed with appropriate documentation.
Must be able to safely drive a 15-passenger van and maintain a safe driving record.
Record/chart pertinent information and observations, resident discussions, plans, progress, skills and abilities.
Implement individualized plans, collect data and submit to supervisor in a timely manner.
Coordinate and supervise residential and community socialization activities as selected by individuals.
Maintain the residence in a neat and clean manner.
Monitor health and safety needs of individuals while on duty.
Attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and inservices and individual program planning staffings as needed.
All other duties as assigned.

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