If you are looking for a job where you can truly make a difference each day, consider working as a Direct Support Specialist. This is a unique, entry-level position in the Behavioral Health world where you get to make an impact on the well-being of kiddos between the ages of 4-17 years old.Whether the kiddo is acclimating to an unfamiliar environment, or is returning home after other treatment options, you will be at the front line of support for the child and their family. Providing direct support means tailoring your efforts toward the individual strengths and goals of the kiddo involved.We work out in the homes and communities of those that we serve. Everything we do to help draws on the strengths, preferences, community resources and culture of the family.
Direct Support work requires afternoon, evening, overnight, and weekend work. Flexibility in scheduling, willingness to drive to different cities, and willingness to work within the homes/communities of the families we work with is required. Specialists are required to submit a negative substance abuse test and be able to obtain fingerprint and criminal history background clearance. CPR, First Aid, and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention are required trainings that are provided by the agency. Reliable transportation is required, including proof of insurance and an acceptable driving record.
We offer a full benefits package to all full-time employees; including medical, dental, life, disability, vision, 401k, paid time off, paid holidays, cell phone stipend, and mileage reimbursement.
Child & Family Support Services was founded in 2003 under the premise that the best environment for children and young adults is with their families and in their own communities. We have committed ourselves to developing in-home and community support that is unique and individualized. Direct support refers to support services such as mentoring, role-modeling, behavior coaching, living skills training, personal care, and family support tailored to the strengths and needs of the families we serve. We specialize in partnering with families to build effective relationships and to inspire hope for a positive future.