Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

  • Community Support Specialist - Supportive Housing (Forensic) - Tues-Sat, 10a-6p - Suffolk and Nassau Counties

    Job Locations US-NY-Old Bethpage
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    Direct Service Professional
  • Overview

    Under the supervsion of the Forensic Supervsior, The Community Support Specialist (CSS) is responsible for the opversight and support of individuals being served as they reintegrate into the community following serving time in the New York State Prison System.  The Community Support Specialist provides training in independent living skills, including how to be responsible tenants and maintain psychiatric stability. This individual will assist the Program Supervisor in implementing agency policies and procedures.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


    • Assists individuals in utilizing community/neighborhood services
    • Acts as a liaison between individuals, landlords, and various treatment team members
    • Teaches independent living skills necessary to sustain individuals in the community and prevent homelessness (i.e. apartment maintenance, socialization skills, budgeting, self-medicating, personal care, travel training, shopping, cooking, and returning to school/the work force.)
    • Develops Individualized Support Plans in conjunction with individuals and treatment teams
    • Encourages and supports the maintenance of psychiatric stability through counseling, crisis intervention, and utilizing other available resources








    • Minimum of 1 year working with individuals diagnosed with mental illness and/or intellectual disabilities
    • Valid NYS Driver’s License and meets the qualifications to be a driver for the agency
    • Associate's Degree Required, Bachelor's Degree Preferred
    • Experience providing treatment and / or supports to the mental health population and / or criminal justice population



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