Requisition Number: LMVTC-COSUP-H-10-2019-01
Job Title: Community Support Worker
City: Wynnewood
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 4
Salary Range: $13.50 per hour

Community Support Worker

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Description/Job Summary

The Community Support Worker (CSW) works together with CCW participants in the community.  The CSW creates and facilitates daily outings designed to promote community integration, build cultural identity, and connect participants with relevant opportunities to help meet their larger goals as individuals and artists of CCW. CCW participants may spend time in the community engaging in anything from cultural activities, museum visits, life skills based excursions, volunteer opportunities, parks and more. The CSW will accompany up to three people at a time in the community and transport in a CCW vehicle for these outings.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Bring groups of 1 to 3 CCW individuals into the community on a daily basis to take part in Arts and Cultural activities and/or volunteer activities.
  • Meet the basic needs of our participants while in the community as well as within the community. This may include medication administration, or other ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living), as well as ensuring their safety.
  • Provide continuous supervision for participants while in the community as well as within the facility.
  • Be an “ambassador” of CCW while in the community.
  • Attend to basic first aid when needed.
  • Implement ISP’s (Individual Support Plans) and behavior plans.
  • Direct care as needed.
  • A basic knowledge of area cultural opportunities.
  • Along with CPS Coordinator, create a monthly calendar of scheduled outings.
  • Drive agency vehicles or use public transportation to assist individuals in accessing the community.

Required Experience

Bachelor Degree or Associates Degree with minimum of 2 years’ experience working with people with developmental disabilities.High School diploma with a minimum of 4 years’ experience with people with developmental disabilities

Required Education

  • Bachelor Degree or Associates Degree with minimum of 2 years’ experience working with people with developmental disabilities.
High School diploma with a minimum of 4 years’ experience with people with developmental disabilities

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrate strong professionalism, organizational, leadership and time management skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to support and implement RHD’s and CCW’s values and beliefs.
  • Ability to patiently engage clients and Direct Support Professionals in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities a plus.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others. TEAM WORK IS MANDATORY.
  • Strong ability to relate in a professional manner with other staff, individuals we serve, other support professionals, families and the community.
  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • Good writing and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to provide direct care when necessary.
  • Ability to lift minimum of 25 pounds.
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Program Summary

Center for Creative Works is an Art Center located in Wynnewood, PA. We are a creative day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Each day, our staff of 15-20 artists and instructors work with participants to guide in the areas of specialized professions and the art making process, while offering professional and technique skills. Our goal is to assist in the building of social capital, as well as to support the vocation of artist/professional for our population. This goal is achieved by promoting their creations and design work, through marketing and exhibitions. Additionally, community engagement is used as a means to raise awareness in the greater community to outsider art, shared interests and professional contributions.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.