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Part-time Re-entry Support Specialist

Posted: 06/25/2024

Our Mental Health Programs team is seeking caring individuals to work as Support Specialists in our Re-entry Program. As a Support Specialist, you will assist community residents who are being released from a correctional facility or forensic history that hinders permanent housing. Using your experience in human services, you will provide structure, stability, and support while these individuals work toward permanent housing. You will accomplish this support by:

  • Meeting one-on-one with participants to review service plan goals, provide resources, and provide support,
  • Developing and implementing housing service plans,
  • Supervising participants during medication administering times, ensuring they self-medicate according to prescribed dosages, and
  • Providing transportation for participants when necessary for housing-related services in the community.

We (Westmoreland Community Action) are a non-profit organization that works to connect individuals and families to opportunities and resources throughout the community to improve their quality of life and help to reduce poverty in the community. This is accomplished through housing, counseling, support, education, intervention, collaborations, partnerships, information, referrals, and networking.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or 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.
  • Must be able to obtain child abuse, state police, fingerprint-based criminal background check, and sex offender registry clearances.
  • Valid driver’s license required and must carry $15,000/$30,000 bodily liability car insurance.
  • Computer knowledge and skills helpful.

Benefits:

  • 12 hours of paid time-off each year,
  • 8% retirement match after 1 year and 1000 hours of service,
  • Mileage reimbursement,
  • Time and a half for holidays worked.
  • Shift differential for evening and overnight shifts.

Hourly rate based on experience: $17.48 to $19.14.

Westmoreland Community Action (WCA) is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our community and those that we seek to serve. If you, in good faith, believe that you are qualified to succeed in this position, we encourage you to apply. Please include a cover letter to tell us about your unique qualifications for the position. Our hiring manager will review your application and, if interested, will contact you regarding next steps.

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