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Mental Health Association of Greater Spf Residential Support Specialist (FT ICL) in Springfield, Massachusetts

Residential Support Specialist (FT ICL), Springfield General Information Job Title: *Residential Support Specialist (FT ICL) Location: 995 Worthington Street, Springfield, MA, 01109 Employee Type: FT Job Category: Direct Care Industry: Non-Profit Manage Others: No Contact Information Name: Jennifer Rivera Phone: 413-233-5397 Email: jerivera@mhainc.org Description Job Summary Provide a supportive environment in a community residential setting, empowering the participants who have been impacted by homelessness, psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, and/or addiction in achieving their vision of recovery and rehabilitation, focusing on strength and resiliency through person-centered planning. Perform responsibilities professionally, in accordance with MHA?s Core Values (Respect, Integrity, and Compassion), organizational mission, policies, practices, program funding and applicable regulatory agency guidelines. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities ? Valid driver's license, sufficient automobile insurance, acceptable driving record, and a safe reliable vehicle during working hours. ? Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time, prioritize tasks, take initiative, follow through, and work cooperatively as a member of a team. ? Good oral, written, computer, and organizational skills. ? Demonstrated ability to adapt to the changing needs of the program participants. ? Strong interpersonal skills, patience, caring, and compassion. ? Must be able to pass and maintain certifications in medication administration (MAP), CPR, and first aid. ? Must be at least eighteen years old. Required Education and Experience ? High school diploma or equivalent (GED). College degree in human services or relevant field is preferred. ? Requires six months of applicable experience. Experience with individuals with brain injuries, mental health issue or developmental disabilities preferred. Physical Demands While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers to handle, grasp, hold, type, write, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, climb stairs and lift up to forty pounds. Vision abilities required by this job include color distinction, visual inspection, visual perception, and eye/hand coordination. Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to inclement weather and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The majority of time for this job is spent indoors. Conclusion This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. .

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