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Resident Support Specialist
Req Code:2021:2313-001
County:Delaware County, PA
FT/PT:Full Time
Location:2313-Supported Living Svc
Schedule:full time
Job Description/Essential Functions:

Horizon House, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues, and substance abuse. Horizon House is Pennsylvania’s oldest psychiatric rehabilitation agency. Since 1952, we have been dedicated to helping people with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and homelessness to stabilize their lives and to help them live as independently as possible in the community. With over 100 locations throughout South and North Eastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strength and choice. 

We are seeking a qualified Resident Support Specialist interested in joining our  program at our Delaware County, Pa. location.

The Resident Support Specialist position is responsible to provide resource management and other supports to individuals who have been identified as having mental health disabilities or who have MH & D&A disabilities; to instruct, counsel and provide support to those individuals in residential settings or to those seeking living arrangements, with supplemental service supports. Provide assistance with social, vocational, educational, recreational and daily living skills; to assist with client movement, goal achievement and local community interaction and to ensure a continuity of services, in compliance with funding source and Agency regulations. Some other responsibilities would include:

Maintaining and monitoring an assigned caseload of participants, through casework/resource management and referral, counseling sessions, and skill teaching/refinement.

Maintaining a close liaison with the local community and area service providers/agencies to facilitate program cooperation and provide for constructive input and/or alternative resources to current plans.

Maintaining and submitting required program reports and documentation, including progress notes, service plan reviews, incident reports and medical/appointment logs.

Participating in developing goals with the participant, for inclusion in the individualized service plan.

Job Qualifications:

·  B.A./B.S. (preferred) degree in Human Services/Social Sciences, Healthcare or a related field; or any combination of experience, education or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required.

· Very good communication skills.

· Valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Detail oriented.

· Proficiency in various computer technologies including Electronic Health Record, Outlook, MS Word and Excel.

· Fee-for-service experience and ability to maintain daily productivity standards using an Electronic Health Record


· Requires the ability to lift, carry, fold, kneel, stack, stoop and bend which may include direct intervention with participants.

· Possess manual dexterity and fine motor skills.

· Must be available for local travel.

· May require crisis intervention to emergency situations.

· May be required to carry agency cell phone during scheduled emergency on-call rotation.

· May be required to report to work during emergencies including inclement weather.

Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including: medical & dental, (9) nine paid holidays, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, retirement savings plan, voluntary tax sheltered annuity, transit benefit program, opportunities for advancement and more.

To be considered an applicant, please complete the pre-employment application.
Horizon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veterans/Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. 



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