Supported Living Specialist

Keystone Human Services
Harrisburg, PA 

Position Description:
Keystone Human Services is currently seeking a Supported Living Specialist to join our team of professionals in making a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors and the community.

The Supported Living Specialist provides leadership and support to employees and individuals served, including the coordination or completion of assessments; development and review of Individual Support Plans; development, implementation, and review of person-centered plans, behavior support plans and Crisis Management Plans; coordination of teaching and skill development for individuals; and support of team members in addressing behavioral concerns. 

The Work:

  • Develop, oversee and modify the initial, annual and all updates to the assessment for each individual, so that each individual has a current accurate assessment of skills and needs
  • Facilitate the development, implementation and on-going follow along of a Person-centered Plan for each individual supported
  • In collaboration with an individual’s team, develop annual Individual Support Plans that meet the specific needs and desires of each individual, and monitor implementation and content of the plans.
  • Monitor and ensure the consistency and regulatory compliance of all clinical documents.
  • Develop, educate staff, and monitor implementation of Behavioral Support Plans, plans to address Social, Emotional, and Environmental Needs (SEEN) and Crisis Management Plans that address the unique support needs of each individual using Supported Living services.
  • Support the individual’s team around issues, such as, but not limited to: behavioral incidents, psychiatric hospitalizations, coaching through difficult situations, crisis management and skill training.
  • Provide the assistance, education, and support to employees that enable them to provide habilitation services and teach people the skills needed for individuals to remain independent and self-sufficient in the community.
  • Act as Point person for EIM investigations as needed.
  • In collaboration with an individual’s team, develop plans to assist individuals to find safe, affordable housing, develop and maintain landlord relationships, develop and maintain a budget and manage finances to support living in the community, utilize generic resources, increase opportunities to develop friendships, maintain and strengthen family relationships, increase participation in desired community activities, and find and maintain meaningful employment.

The Perks:

  • $500 Sign on bonus eligible per incentive guidelines
  • Knowing you make a difference everyday
  • Full time
  • Competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K and more
  • Generous paid time off program
  • Extensive training and learning opportunities
  • Career development and advancement

Specific Requirements and Preferences:
Minimum Educational Requirements: (One of the following)

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two (2) year’s work experience working directly with persons with intellectual disabilities
  • A master’s degree or above from an accredited college or university and one (1) year work experience working directly with persons with intellectual disabilities

Additional Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Basic computer skills with the ability to utilize internal software programs
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Successful completion of required trainings within specified timeframes, including First Aid and CPR certifications and others mandated by regulations
  • Valid Driver’s License with daily access to a privately maintained and insured vehicle
  • Successful completion of the pre-employment process, including motor vehicle record and criminal background checks
  • Keystone Human Services is committed to an inclusive workplace that does not discriminate against race, nationality, religion, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law. We believe in diversity and encourage any qualified individual to apply. Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Organization Description:
Keystone Human Services is the parent organization of six nonprofit subsidiary companies. We work to create an environment where all people, regardless of ability, can grow, make choices and be valued and contributing members of the community. In this vision, we see the welfare of all people being vested in the welfare of each individual. Our services include the areas of intellectual disabilities, autism, mental health, Head Start, and an internationally accredited service dog program.

Posted October 7, 2021