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Community Support Professional

Location:Freeland, MD
Salary Range:$10.70- $11.67/ per hour
Benefits:Direct Deposit, Tuition Reimbursement (up to $1500 per year), 403b Retirement Program, Credit Union Membership, 2 personal days annually
Employment Type:Part Time
Program:Community Living Program

For over 25 years, Penn-Mar Organization has provided support services in our communities, which promote value, independence and self-determination, to families and individuals with disabilities or human service needs.

The Community Support Professional will be  responsible for a variety of duties related to the overall care and support of individual(s) within the Community Living Program who reside either in the community with family members or independently in their own home.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure thorough completion of personal care for individuals as needed and outlined in care/goal plan.
  • Obtain proper receipts and provide necessary documentation for all petty cash spent as well as assisting the individuals to obtain the necessary receipts for all money spent by them or on their behalf. Properly follow financial policy.
  • The ability to understand and implement behavior plans and approved behavior management techniques as outlined.
  • Complete medical appointments for individuals living in an independent setting. Ensure that all necessary paperwork is processed as required and fill any medications as needed.
  • Assist with scheduling and completion of medical appointments and follow-up, for individuals living in an independent setting.
  • Assisting/teaching individuals general household responsibilities that includes but is not limited to cooking meals, completing laundry, cleaning, changing light bulbs, etc.
  • Provide safe transportation in personal vehicle to/from outings, doctor appointments etc.
  • Assist individual with grocery shopping to meet weekly menu needs while ensuring that the individual stays within their grocery budget, for those individuals living in an independent setting.
  • When preparing meals, nutritious meal planning and preparation should occur based on the individuals diets and personal choice and should include the individual in the preparation to the degree in which the care/goal plan states.
  • Maintain accurate mileage documentation for reimbursement and submit monthly to Supervisor.
  • Encourage an environment for individuals to express their personal choice and preferences while respecting their dignity of risk and remembering that safety is of the utmost importance.
  • Work in a safe manner, which includes wearing appropriate footwear and using proper lifting techniques, and be familiar with safety procedures. Encourage and teach safe procedures to consumers.
  • Establish and maintain daily progress notes documenting what was accomplished for each shift.
  • Encourage the consumer to develop meaningful relationships in the community, (perhaps via a service organization or church) which will allow the individual to have greater community support from various individuals. This position requires the ability to network and establish community contacts that are of interest to the consumer.
  • Attend weekly progress meetings with Community Living Manager.
  • Work with consumer on all formal goals and ensure accurate documentation is kept.
  • Ensure all data sheets are turned into the Community Living Manager on a monthly basis.
  • Assist in the preparation of the ISP for the individual.
  • Attend annual ISP meeting for the individual.
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship with the consumers, families and/or other caregivers within the Community Living Program.
  • Works in a safe manner, and promotes safety of the consumer.
  • Must establish a substitute base staff, which is trained to work with the consumer in the event hours need covered.
  • Responsible to assist with finding coverage for scheduled hours if unable to complete typical scheduled hours with individual.
  • Attends and participates in agency committees and meetings as deemed appropriate by the Program Manager.
  • Assist the Community Living Manager in any duties assigned.

The hours for this position are FLEX, requiring the successful candidate to be FLEXIBLE with their time.  Current schedule includes evenings and weekends.

These positions are located throughout Northern and Central Baltimore County, MD.

Minimum Requirements to work at Penn-Mar Human Services include: 

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Valid Driver's License with 2 years of driving experience with less than 3 accidents or moving violations in the last 3 years.
  • Must pass basic Math and Reading Comprehension Exercise.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Successful completion of physical, drug screen, Mantoux test for tuberculous.
  • Must pass background and reference checks.

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