Independent Living Specialist

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $33,000.00 - $37,000.00
Date: 1/2/2018
Job ID: 02554966
Job Description
Independent Living Specialist-Home Health Care

Our client company is a growing home health care / independent living agency.   They are seeking an Independent Living Specialist whose main responsibility will be to transition willing individuals who are residing in nursing facilities back into the community.  Provide peer support, skills training, advocacy, and information and referral services to individuals, families, and the community.  This position will require traveling from main office in Monroeville, PA to nursing facilities within the Allegheny, Beaver and Westmoreland Counties.
 
The Home Healthcare Coordinators / Independent Living Specialist responsibilities will include but not limited to:
 
  • Assist with locating housing
  • Obtaining vital records
  • Coordinating in home services
  • Linking individuals with community resources
  • Shopping for essential goods to establish their household 
  • Follow-up with individuals upon discharge
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university that includes at least 12 college level credit hours in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology or other behavioral sciences; and/or
  • Combination of experience and training which adds up to 4 years of experience and education that include 12 college level credits in behavioral sciences.  
  • Must have in interest in working in the home health care field and a compassion for helping others.