Support Specialist – New Foundation Program
Come join a team that is making a difference in our local communities!
Benefits of working at WCA:
- 100% Employer paid Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Polices.
- Employer pays 80% of individual Medical Insurance Premium.
- 15 paid Holiday’s.
- 10 days of vacation in first year of employment.
- 3.69 hours of sick time accrued per pay period.
- 8% retirement match after 1 year and 1000 hours of service
- Mileage reimbursement
Westmoreland Community Action (WCA) is a non-profit organization that works to improve individuals and family’s quality of life and help to reduce poverty in the community.
WCA is currently seeking three Part-Time Support Specialists, New Foundation Program. This position could be regularly assigned to work any of the shifts at the New Foundations Program according to the Program needs.
- Provide supervision and support to mental health participants in the New Foundations Program, as well as adhere to specific program policies and procedures.
- Develop and implement housing strategy plans.
- Supervise participants during medication administering times, ensuring they self- medicate according to prescribed dosages.
- Provide transportation for participants of the New Foundations Program when necessary for housing- related services in the community.
- Ensure participant confidentiality, right to appeal, and individual civil rights are maintained in compliance with HIPAA standards established by Westmoreland Community Action.
- High school diploma or its equivalent.
- Six months experience as a support staff trainee or one year of experience in a human service agency working with the mentally disabled, elderly or children & youth or two years of college, which includes courses, appropriate to the human services field.
- Ability to supervise or assist participants in the implementation of their housing goals.
- Ability to maintain accurate case documentation.
- Willingness to accompany participants into the community for scheduled housing- related appointments if necessary.
- Computer knowledge and skills helpful.
- Valid PA Driver’s License required and must carry $100,000/$300,000 bodily liability car insurance.
- Must be dependable, responsible, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Support Specialist New Foundation salary based on experience: $16.48 to 18.78.
Westmoreland Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our community and those we seek to serve.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $16.48 – $18.87 per hour
- 8 hour shift
Covid vaccine required. Medical or religious exemptions accepted.