Community Support Specialist I and II

Continuum of Care
New Haven
Oct 04, 2017
Nov 01, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Position Summary: Provides rehabilitative community supports and case management services to assist adults with mental illness, co-occurring, and/or autism spectrum disorders to achieve and maintain the highest degree of independent living in their communities. Works collaboratively to provide group and psycho-education, case management activities, person centered goal development, and crisis intervention services. Provides transportation and assists in providing hands-on-instruction with life-skill development. Performs all other duties as assigned. EOE

Job Requirements: Bachelor's degree required for Community Support Specialist Level II with 1-3 years' experience in the field. Associate's degree considered for Community Support Specialist Level I with additional Behavioral Health or DARC certification and 3-5 years' experience in the field. Additional certifications in CPR and First Aid preferred. Valid Connecticut Driver's license with clean driving record is required.

Company Description Continuum is a private not-for-profit agency located in New Haven, Connecticut. Established in 1966, our fundamental mission is to provide comprehensive residential support, housing development, acute services, and home healthcare services that enable persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities to live as fully and independently in the community as possible.

Continuum of Care, Inc. is dedicated to providing comprehensive residential case management, crisis services, and housing support services to adults challenged by psychiatric disabilities, intellectual disabilities, homelessness, and substance abuse treatment needs while maintaining their rights and dignities as productive members of society.

Through consultation with family members, home healthcare providers, clinical and community providers, roommates and friends, the Continuum of Care staff will develop an Individualized Service Plan that identifies specific personal goals and objectives for the individual's recovery.