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Center for Human Development Outreach Caseworker-West Springfield in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Description Provide direct services to clients with developmental disabilities and autism; and casework supports to program participants who live independently in the greater Westfield/West Springfield and Springfield community. Responsibilities include supporting program participants to achieve their individual goals and objectives, manage their ongoing heath maintenance needs, and provide supports/skill building for all aspects of independent living, awhile providing opportunities to optimize their independence. Help people to obtain and maintain all generic entitlements, responsibly manage their funds, and develop rewarding social and recreational experiences where desired. Provide and maintain written documentation and assist Case Manager with Individual Service Plan development, assessments, and progress updates. Requirements Ideal candidate will have an Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience; strong interpersonal skills; empathy for others; demonstrated commitment to serving those with significant needs; ability to work well within a team model and independently. Computer skills necessary. Must have good writing and communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. Must be at least 21 years of age and have a vehicle for work use and current driver's license; a willingness to transport program participants in own vehicle. Mileage reimbursed. In-service training provided. All candidates must complete and pass background record screening process, and a driving record check.