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Residential Living Specialist
Req Code:2021:2315-002
County:Delaware County, PA
FT/PT:Full Time
Location:2315-SLS: Nyack Ave
Schedule:full time 36 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 qualified candidates interested in our vacant Residential Living Specialist position at our Delaware County location.

The Residential Living Specialist facilitates participant growth and development toward self-sufficiency in daily living skills, socialization, community living and support participant stabilization in the community.  This position is also responsible for duties that include;

Facilitates and reinforces skill development in the following areas: social supports, food management, self-care preservation/personal hygiene, relapse prevention, medication management, stress management techniques, money management, utilization of public transportation and participation in meaningful and planned community activities.

Serves as an advocate for participants to assume a proactive role in their rehabilitative process.

Establishes an on-going dialogue with other members of the treatment team, including program staff, vocational/educational instructors, consultants, members of the medical profession and family members to provide continuous supports.

Provides resolution and follow-up to crises or problems, in conjunction with managerial input.

Job Qualifications:
· High school diploma and 3 years’ experience in the mental health field or relevant associates degree and 2 years’ experience working in the mental health field or any combination of experience, education or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required.

· Very good communication skills.

· Ability to work independently or part of a team.

· Detail oriented.

· Valid Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.

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

· Fee-for-service experience required 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.

· Frequent taking and listening.

· Requires crisis intervention in emergency situations.

· Must be available for local travel.

· May be required to report to work in emergency situations 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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