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What does it mean to be a Community Support Professional?

Work with a child, teen or adult with developmental disabilities to help them learn new skills at home or in the community!. This job gives you the rare ability to help an individual be a successful member of our community…and in turn to make the community a more accepting place for us all. You’ll be a mentor and a coach and receive as much as you give. Your work will help people with disabilities make good decisions, build skills, and make new friends as they participate in activities and learn more about their world. While typically a one on one job, there are also opportunities to work as a team through other program channels, as well as with the families of those you serve

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As a Community Support Professional some of your activities might include:

~ Accompanying an individual to the store, museum or recreation center to facilitate decision making and social interactions

~ Teaching personal safety, such as watching carefully for cars in parking lots and at intersections.

~ Coaching individuals on making healthy choices for their mind, body and spirit

~ Modeling and teaching skills for positive friendships

~ Offering support to improve confidence and skill in communicating with others

~ Helping to build independence through teaching skills such as public transportation, money management, shopping, cooking etc.

What are the requirements of the job?

Viable candidates will be patient, responsible and self motivated. This job offers a large amount of autonomy and requires timely submission of paperwork. High school diploma or equivalent required. Eligible candidates must meet the following driver eligibility requirements: Age 20 or older, 3 years licensed driving, Clean driving record, and current New York State driver’s license.

What is the pay and hours, and what areas would I serve?

Base pay is $11.00 up to $11.50 (with 5 years relevant experience) and the hours of the position vary and may include day, evening, and/or weekend shifts. Community Support Professionals work in all areas of Cortland, Tioga and Tompkins counties. Some positions require as little as 9 hours per week and could be done in addition to other employment or responsibilities. Other positions are considered full-time and benefits eligible. Schedules vary, are flexible and may include day, evening and/or weekend shifts.


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