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Residential Support Specialist in Hartford, CT at InterCommunity

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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Job Description

InterCommunity, Inc. is a growing, progressive, non-profit community health center with over 40 years of experience in the community.  We’ve been the grateful recipient over the past several years of numerous local and national awards for the innovative services we provide, and have just been named a Hartford Courant/Fox CT Top Small Workplace Award winner for the EIGHTH consecutive year!

We are currently recruiting a full-time Residential Support Specialist who provides supervision of the house during assigned hours.  In addition, under the direct supervision of the Program Director or designee, her/she coordinates and facilitates social programs for residents.

  • Responsible for house during shift hours.
  • Supervision of residents in planned various activities and provides necessary approved transportation.
  • Supervises resident’s meal preparations, clean-up and daily chores.
  • Acts as a role model for residents.
  • Responsible for clients and the facility safety and security, including substance abuse screening with the appropriate follow-up discipline.
  • Maintain confidential progress notes and other documentation on client activity.
  • Participates in in-service training, supervision and workshops toward the development of increased knowledge of chemical addiction, individual and group counseling.
  • Capable of responding to emergencies and incidents as they occur.
  • In the event of staff shortage, you may be required to work up past your shift until relief can be found
  • Must be awake and alert during shift hours.
  • May be required to transport clients in personal or Agency vehicle.
  • Perform other related tasks as required.


Job Requirements

Considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral, written, and computer communication skills. Appropriate and creative social skills to plan activities and supervise residents. Ability to work in a cooperative and collaborative manner as a team member with agency associates as well as external teams and with family members and individuals in recovery. Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management; prioritize workload.

Associates Degree in Human Services field or high school diploma (G.E.D.) and a working knowledge of substance abuse treatment.