Residential Support Specialist (FT - Brentwood)
Pittsburgh Mercy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted in Medical and Nursing


Job Info


Employment Type:
Full time
Shift:
Day Shift

Description:

Education, Qualifications, Licensure and Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma/Equivalency
  • Valid Driver License - adhere to the Driver Authorization and Adherence Policy Number: 1.H.10.b-c (located on the "G" Drive Policy and Procedures - Section 1 Administrative Standards
  • Act 33/34/73 clearances - Updated every 60 months at the employee's expense
  • Physical/TB - updated every 2 years

Work Schedule: 37.5 hours a week may vary according to program need and needs of persons served.

Great Benefit Package: (Benefits start Day 1 of employment)

• 403B with employer match

• Paid Time Off (PTO)

• Medical, Dental, Vision

• Life Insurance

• Paid Holiday Days

• Plus more.........

Major Function Summary:

The Residential Supports Specialist is a Direct Service position which provides assistance and training to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities/Serious Mental Illness. This position is designed to provide quality services to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities/Serious Mental Illness as guided by Positive Practices and Person Centered Planning. This position is directly responsible to the Program Supervisor and is expected to operate with considerable initiative and professionalism. The Residential Support Specialist serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team and is involved in the planning of services for the individuals. The Residential Support Specialist and works with all individuals. In the event of unforeseeable emergencies, staff may be required to stay until relief arrives. Staff will be expected to relocate to another facility/program as needed to meet minimum staffing need for each site. Staff are to interact with internal/external partners and those we support with respect and dignity exceeding their expectations in service. A Residential Support Specialist is expected to resolve all complaints as they present in a courteous compassionate manner with the goal of solving the concern. Staff must be able to drive a company vehicle.

ABOUT YOU

In any given day, you might cook, clean, bathe, manage medications, take residents to appointments, interact with family members, and design games and crafts. We're looking for employees who are professional, flexible, compassionate, and can remain composed in stressful situations.

This is a team-based position. Our sites are like your family home! Your dependability, integrity, empathy for others (both persons served and your fellow employees), and dedication to teamwork are essential to this position.

ABOUT PITTSBURGH MERCY
We are a community-based health and human services organization using person-centered care to treat our area's most vulnerable populations. We work with families in settings that are safe and familiar to them, and view them as equal partners when planning, developing, and monitoring care.

Our mission is to be a compassionate, transforming presence within our communities. We reach out to offer help - and hope - to people who are experiencing:
  • Mental illness and substance abuse
  • Physical health needs
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Traumatic events or circumstances, including homelessness + abuse

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.



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