Community Support Specialist
Company: The University of Southern Mississippi
Posted on: May 16, 2019
Community Support Specialist The University of Southern Mississippi
is currently accepting applications for the position of Community
Support Specialist. Position Details Location Hattiesburg 118
College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States
Division Institute for Disability Study Position Type Staff
Employment Status Part Time Grant Funded Yes Posting Close Date 5
days after posted Job Summary This is a part time position for a
Community Support Specialist in the Jackson area. Community Support
Specialist (CSS) provides individualized, skill development
training to persons with brain or head injury, neurological
illness, or cognitive impairment in their own environment as well
as volunteer environment. Services may include: assist to develop
schedules, develop & modify compensation strategies, and assist
with problem solving issues related to everyday life. Areas may
include: development/implementation of strategies to address
household management, meal preparation, budgeting,
vocational/volunteer exploration, cognitive skill training,
transportation to activities, etc. Primary Duties and
Responsibilities Assists with development of daily activities
schedules to include meal planning, meal preparation, exercise,
grocery shopping, volunteering, recreation, etc.Develop and modify
compensation strategies. Assists with developing problem-solving
strategies for the client to use to address obstacles and
challenges associated with daily activities. Assists with the
development and implementation of strategies to address house hold
management, meal planning and preparation, budgeting,
vocation/volunteer exploration, and cognitive skill training.
Assists with transportation to and from appointments and outings,
and other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Associate
degree and six months of related experience. Related experience on
a year-for-year basis may be substituted for required education.
Applicant must be able to help warrior with gardening, transporting
warrior to and from adaptive air rifle shooting and fitness center.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Travel to warrior's home in the
Jackson, MS area, must pass 5 hour CSS training, pass background
check and be able to enter all daily activities into online
timesheet via computer or smartphone. Preferred Qualifications
Military background About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive
public research institution delivering transformative programs on
campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research
sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online.
Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 76 public universities in the
nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation's "higher research activity"
designation for doctoral universities, and its robust research
enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering,
polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and
security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in
the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music.
As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of
more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse
student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries,
all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have
collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science
Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading
Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that
recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home
to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports
sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
For more information, visit www.usm.edu . As an Affirmative
Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with
Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern
Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with
disabilities to apply.
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