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Community Integration Counselor in Derwood, MD at Community Options

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Derwood, MD
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/12/2018

Job Description

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states.  We believe in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination.

We are actively seeking a Community Integration Counselor! This role provides individualized services designed to assist participants in managing and overcoming the difficulties confronted by an individual with a developmental disability living in the community.

$11.50/hour

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports and encourages individuals to increase their ability to problem solve and be as independent as possible.
  • Meets with waiver participants on a regular basis- either in the individual’s residence, the community, or an office setting.
  • Provides ongoing support for integration efforts.
  • Documents individual’s progress toward acquiring community integration.
  • Assists in building a support network between the individual and the community.
  • Ensures medical consultation forms are completed, by the physician, for each medical appointment attended.
  • Coordinates all leisure and volunteer opportunities.

Experience/ Skills Required:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Effective crisis management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
  • Understanding and commitment to community based supports for people with disabilities.
  • Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with a person receiving support.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, and to assist an individual physically.
  • While performing the duties of the job, employee travels by automobile, utilizing own vehicle, and is exposed to changing weather conditions.
  • May occasionally assist with wheelchair transfer of non-ambulatory individuals.
  • Work will take place in community and residential settings.

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off after 3 months of employment
  • Paid Holidays
  • Career/Professional Growth Opportunities including Community Options Leadership Academy Program
  • 403b with Employer Match after 1 year of service
  • Comprehensive benefits including: Medical, Dental and Supplemental Insurance options.
  • Various Employee Discount Programs

Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 If interested, please click Apply Now or send resume to: resumes-md@comop.org