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Residential Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA at Community Options

Date Posted: 12/22/2018

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    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states. 

The Residential Specialist uses best practices and technology within a community based residential setting to teach people with developmental disabilities how to acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to live as independently as possible.


  • Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of experience in a related field.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local regulatory agency operations.
  • Understanding and commitment to community based support for persons with disabilities.
  • Valid Driver's License. 


  • Assist individuals with daily living skills and the development of independent community skills.
  • Complete training with individuals and direct support staff towards achieving ISP goals.
  • Complete required daily documentation and ensure staff on shift complete same.
  • Administer medications and provides oversight to direct support staff on shift to ensure medication are administered according to regulations.
  • Monitor and schedule house and vehicle maintenance, as needed.
  • Monitor and maintain individual’s finances, documenting oversight on the required forms. 
  • Monitor and report health and medical needs of individuals.
  • Build a support network between the individuals and community members.
  • Serve as an active member of each person’s Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT).
  • Submit monthly written reports to the Program Specialists outlining operational status, progress, and concerns.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Work will take place in the administrative office, community, and in the homes.

Competitive Benefits:

  • Insurance Options (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Holidays—Including a Birthday Holiday
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Incentive & Discount Programs
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Exceptional Career Growth Opportunities

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Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer