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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: 50,000-60,000
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

The Center for Specialized Services

The Center for Specialized Services is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities lead full and productive lives. Founded in 1986, the Center has been providing rehabilitative and support services in our community for over 30 years. The Center offers 17 programs individualized to meet the needs of participants. These programs include medical therapies, counseling, vocational and employment services, two adult day programs, and three social enterprises. The Center has helped thousands of people in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

JOB TITLE: Community Supports Director

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full time, 40 hours/week; Exempt

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

JOB PURPOSE: Direct and Manage Community Support Services programs to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services to program participants. Assist in the hiring, training, and management program staff Serve as the lead resource staff member to the Community Support team. Assist in the plan development of individualized training for each consumer who is looking to transition into an independent living setting or improve and maintain skills for self-support in community living. Assign staff members. Assist occupational therapist to identify target goals in individual plans. Identify teaching techniques, learning style, and appropriate compensatory strategies to build consumers’ independent self-care and daily living skills.


Supervise and train direct care staff
Participate in the interviewing and hiring of staff
Provide staff trainings and ensure trainings are kept current
Routinely provide feedback to all staff to encourage high performance
Monitor program implementationRoutinely review daily documentation including but not limited to progress logs and data collection
Sustain fiscal responsibility by ensuring that staff consistently maintains productivity requirements
Consistently seek out new opportunities for participants to connect with their community
Monitor program performance monthly and create action plans for any issues
Ensure approved referrals start services within set timelines
Implement Individual Support PlansEnsure action plans are implemented as recommended by interdisciplinary team and results are reported to the appropriate professional
Always maintain high professional standards
Maintain competency by engaging in activities of professional development
Maintain client and agency files in accordance with funder and accrediting requirements
Familiarizes self with and follows Agency and Department Policies and Procedures


Education/experience: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 24 earned credit hours in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Counseling, Recreation (including specialty areas such as Art, Dance, Music, or Physical Education), Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, or other specialties in the field of human services, or four years of full time paid experience providing direct care to persons with developmental disabilities as defined by DMH, or a combination of the two. QDDP relevant experience preferred.

Skills: Must possess sound knowledge of disabilities (6 months-1-year direct care experience) and have knowledge of support services. Must be able to problem-solve, prioritize and plan in order to meet deadlines, communicate well, and multi-task. Basic computer skills preferred. Must have working vehicle with gas to transport as needed during shift, valid insurance, and a driver’s license (Class E Missouri) with ability to travel independently. Must have the ability to continually walk or stand up to three hours; must have the ability to read, comprehend, write, and speak effectively in English; must have the ability to lift, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds in weight, and must have the ability to do basic math.

Benefits: Employees must work an average of 35 hours to qualify for:

Health Insurance
Mental Health Services
Paid time off including Sick Pay
Short-Term/Long-Term Disability
Life Insurance
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

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The Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 314-983-9230.