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Program Specialist

Company Name:
Community Services Group
Community Services Group (CSG), one of the largest Human Services Providers in PA, is looking for a caring and compassionate person to join our team of dedicated professionals and enjoy a rewarding career helping to improve the lives of others in Snyder County.
We are recruiting for a Full-Time Program Specialist, who is interested in assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), for CSGs Adult IDD Residential Services in Shamokin Dam, PA. Help us ensure the individuals' health, safety, and welfare while enhancing the quality of their lives and integrating them into the community.
The Program Specialist is responsible for the completion and coordination of the individuals assessment, development, review, update, and revision of the ISP, and the implementation in the areas of independent functioning, physical development, communication skills, academic, adaptive behavior, community skills and daily living skills in order to promote greater independence. This position will also complete the duties of a Residential Supervisor. The Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this position include:
Coordinates and/or completes initial and on-going assessments of individuals.
Coordinates and/or develops, reviews, and ensures implementation of individual support plans.
Develops, and ensures implementation of planned program activities.
Coordinates and participates in multidisciplinary team meetings
Collaborates and cooperates with individuals, family members, other provider agencies, and advocates.
Utilizes local resources to promote involvement in community activities, including volunteer opportunities.
Accompanies individuals into the community providing support and assistance in interactions in the community while maintaining sensitivity to the rights and dignity of the individual.
Provides training and supervises Direct Support Professional staff as directed.
Monitors program and staff compliance to all Community Services Group (CSG) policies and procedures and regulatory standards.
Reports and provides follow-up for incidents as outlined in the Incident Management Bulletin and CSG s policy on Incident Management.
Maintains work environment, equipment, and materials for cleanliness and safety.
Completes all assigned administrative tasks relative to the program.
Provides coverage in emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
CSG offers a complete Medical Insurance (medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage) and Benefits Package (Paid Time Off (PTO), 401K, Life Insurance, Travel Reimbursement, Paid Training, Career Advancement, and more) for those who qualify!
QUALIFICATIONS:
You must have 1 (one) of the following:
A masters degree or above from an accredited college or university and 1 year of work experience working directly with individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation/ intellectual and developmental disabilities; OR
A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years of work experience working directly with individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation/ intellectual and developmental disabilities; OR
An associates degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university and 4 years of work experience working directly with individuals with mental illness/ mental retardation/ intellectual and developmental disabilities.
You must have all of the following:
Must be able to work flexible hours to meet individuals and programs needs.
Must have a valid drivers license, good driving record, and access to a reliable vehicle to attend trainings, meetings, and/or transport individual to appointments.
Must be able to travel to trainings/meetings upon request of program director.
Must be able to drive passenger vans and accompany individuals into the community and provide support and assistance in interactions in the community while maintaining sensitivity to the rights and dignity of the individual.
Must have the ability to obtain clearances as defined by regulations.
If you meet the qualifications and want to Love What You Do, please visit CSGs Career Site at !
Love Your Job and feel good at the end of the day by joining our team!!! Together, We Can Do Great Things!!!
Community Services Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer services to a diverse population who speak many languages. We encourage applicants who are bilingual to apply for any of our positions. A strong verbal and written understanding of English is required. Join our team and use your language skills to help those we serve.

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