ACHIEVA Community Living Specialist - (FT) - Direct Care Salary in the United States

How much does a Community Living Specialist - (FT) - Direct Care make at companies like ACHIEVA in the United States? The average salary for Community Living Specialist - (FT) - Direct Care at companies like ACHIEVA in the United States is $101,822 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $81,371 and $122,274. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2

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Job Details

Job Location:    Recruiting Area - Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, PA
Position Type:    Full Time
Education Level:    Bachelor's
Salary Range:    Undisclosed

Description

FUNCTION:

The Community Living Specialist is responsible for supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This position works with assigned staff to support People’s outcomes. Together with each Person, their family and other team members, assist in charting a course that supports each person in realizing their goals and dreams and achieving an everyday life that is important to them. Responsible to ensure compliance in the regulatory, internal and external policies and mandates as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coordinate and contribute to the development of Person-Centered plans.  Implementation and adherence to each Person’s Person-Centered Plan and current ISP.  Responsible for the revision of the ISP that reflects the goals and outcomes chosen by the Person. Ensure the accuracy of ISP contents.
  2. Complete assessments as requested by external partners.  Present assessment results.
  3. Respect each Person’s right to make choice and exercise self-determination, resulting in life experiences and personal growth.
  4. Support each person’s health and safety, while also supporting their right to risk.
  5. Ensure that opportunities are provided for each person to explore their interests in their community and build relationships.
  6. Work directly with families to appropriately support each person.
  7. Develop positive working relationships with team members.
  8. Ensure each Person’s daily routine appropriately supports a Person; to include personal care, appointments, leisure activities, and transportation.
  9. Complete required documentation.
  10. Complete the Medication Administration training and act as a medication Trainer and Designated Agency Person, as assigned.
  11. Participate in training and meetings as required.  Maintain awareness of new developments, current trends, bulletins and memos as they become available.
  12. Adhere to all policies, procedures, and regulations.
  13. Ensure appropriate and accurate expenditures and reconciliation of monies disbursed from the ACHIEVA Support Rep Payee and ACHIEVA Support Custodial Account for assigned Persons.
  14. Supervise and evaluate staff as assigned.  Communicate to assigned staff, on a regular basis, to clarify job responsibilities, expectations, philosophy, and goals.  Provide ongoing training, development and constructive feedback. Implement corrective action with prior approval.
  15. Communicate and inform the supervisor, or other staff as needed, of operation concerns, including fiscal and personnel-related issues.
  16. Remain available to assist either by phone or on-site in a crisis, at the discretion of the Vice President, Community Supported Living, Associate Director, Community Living, or Assistant Director, Community Living. Ensure that staff adheres to the crisis procedures.  Provide support to staff and People to continue ongoing responsibilities and activities.
  17. Final approval of schedules and makes adjustments due to vacation, absenteeism or illness.  Utilizes provisional employees and overtime with prior approval.
  18. Serve as Point Person, Incident Manager (IM) and Certified Investigator (CI) in the reporting of incidents through EIM.  Serve as Mandated Reporter as required.
  19. Perform other related duties as assigned.  This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee of this job.   Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years of work experience working directly with individuals with an intellectual disability or autism, including one year as a supervisor or an associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university and 4 years of work experience working directly with individuals with an intellectual disability or autism, including one year as a supervisor.

Effective communication, organizational, interpersonal and planning skills required. Satisfactory Act 33 and 34 clearances and FBI as required. Valid license to drive in the State of Pennsylvania and properly insured vehicle.

ACHIEVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (EOE) and an Employer Partner under the Ticket to Work Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. ACHIEVA is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Wendy Bott, Human Resource Department, 412-995-5000 Ext. 492, wbott@achieva.info. 

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Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

$81,371
$122,274
$101,822
The chart shows total cash compensation for the ACHIEVA Community Living Specialist - (FT) - Direct Care in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $81,371 to $122,274 with an average total cash compensation of $101,822. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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