The primary responsibility of the Community Living Support Professional is to teach skills and behaviors to maximize independence in activities of daily living and in a variety of community settings for a small caseload of persons who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and other special needs who live in a The Arc Westchester, NEXT for NEIGHBORS residence. The purpose of this position is to promote individuals’ health, wellbeing, and safety as well as their interests, rights and choices. Based upon the individuals’ needs and service plans, the NEXT for NEIGHBORS Community Living Support Professional provides training, guidance, counseling, direction, assistance and support to the individuals and advocates on their behalf.
Requires a High School Diploma/GED, Associates Degree in Human Services or related field is preferred. Requires a valid NYS Driver’s License, and at least one-year experience working with children or adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. One year of similar human services experience may be substituted, such as work in the fields of child welfare or mental health or alcoholism/drug misuse. This position also requires a Professional Family Teaching Model Certification obtained within 12 months of employment.