Support Specialist – Re-Entry Program

Posted 3 months ago

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 Full Time & one Part-Time Support Specialists, Ren-Entry Program. This position could be regularly assigned to work any of the shifts at the Re-Entry Program according to the Program needs.


  • Provide supervision and support to mental health participants in the Re-entry Program, as well as adhere to specific program policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement housing service plans.
  • Link Re-entry participants to appropriate resources, i.e. medical, mental health, housing.
  • Meet one-on-one with participants, i.e. review service plan goals, provide resources, provide support.
  • Document daily progress notes.
  • Supervise participants during medication administering times, ensuring they self-medicate according to prescribed dosages.
  • Provide transportation for participants of the Re-entry Program when necessary for housing- related services in the community.


  • 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 – Re-Entry Program 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.

Must complete a post job offer physical examination form in compliance with Chapter 5310.21 (e) of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Mental Health Manual. This form includes a screening for tuberculosis, is signed by a licensed physician, and certifies the employee is free from any communicable diseases.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $16.48 – $18.87 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:

Covid vaccine required. Medical or religious exemptions accepted.

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