Community Participation Associate - Luzerne County
Keystone Human Services
 Wilkes Barre, PA

Keystone Human Services is currently seeking Community Participation Associates to join our team of professionals in making a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors and the community.

The Work:

  • Develop appropriate supports for individuals based on an individualized determination of the strengths, needs and interests of the persons served
  • Work with the individuals to complete the “Discovery Process“, identifying themes and ideal conditions of employment to develop potential employment ideas
  • Engage in person centered supports and service by highlighting the personal contribution of the person; developing and using personal, professional, and organizational networks and community connections; and identifying civic, volunteer and work experiences tailored to the individual
  • Target individualized goals in order to negotiate with the potential employers based on the needs, strengths, and interests
  • Identify community involvement activities according to individual needs, strengths, and interests
  • Complete task analysis, identifying the activities and methods needed for successful participation in community groups and activities
  • Develop individual for community involvement, provide personal skill instruction to assist with appropriate appearance, interaction, and social skills consistent with the community environment
  • Work with members of the community to teach and model effective ways to provide natural supports to help the person be successful in the social role identified
  • Assist with coordination of transportation

The Perks:

  • Knowing you make a difference everyday
  • Various shifts available
  • $13.00 per hour
  • Casual part time hours
  • Extensive training and learning opportunities
  • Career development and advancement

The Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and ability to implement positive behavior change techniques preferred
  • Knowledge of community resources including volunteer and potential vocational opportunities preferred
  • Valid Driver's License with daily access to a privately maintained and insured vehicle
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Basic computer skills with the ability to utilize internal software programs
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Successful completion of required trainings within specified timeframes, including First Aid and CPR certifications and others mandated by regulations
  • Successful completion of the pre-employment process, including motor vehicle record and criminal background checks
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent is preferred

Keystone Human Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer