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Resident Support Specialist
Req Code:2021:2314-001
County:Delaware County, PA
FT/PT:Full Time
Location:2314-Spec Res Homeless DE
Schedule:full time 40 hours
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 Residential Support Specialist (RSS) 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. This position works in conjunction with members of the treatment team and some of their duties include:

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

· Assisting with participant movement, goal achievement and local community interaction.
· Instructing, counseling and providing 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.

· Ensuring the provision of preventive healthcare and necessary follow- up services for participants.

· Ensuring a continuity of services, in compliance with funding source and Agency regulations.

· Participates in relevant training to enhance professional growth and development, with an emphasis on counseling,
case management and basic living skills.

· Assesses  initial participant needs, based on individual strengths and available resources.

· Serves as an advocate on behalf of the participants and encourage them to assume a proactive role in their rehabilitation/transition process.

· Maintains 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.

· Facilitates client growth and development toward self-sufficiency in daily living skills, socialization and community living. Facilitate clients' stabilization in the community and work cooperatively with team members.

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.

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

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

· Detail oriented.


· 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 report to work during emergencies including inclement weather.

  • Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including
  • Medical and dental
  •  (9) nine paid holidays and generous paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Tax sheltered annuity
  • Tuition reimbursement and opportunities for advancement

To be considered an applicant for this position please complete the pre- employment application by going to www.hhinc.org/careers.

Horizon House is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veterans/Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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