A community support specialist is a person who typically provides services for families and individuals looking to improve their overall quality of life. This is typically a position which is associated within the social work field, and many specialists will be employed by a governmental agency regarding support services. A bachelor’s degree is generally required in a field such as social work, and organizations are increasingly asking for persons who have a relevant master’s degree. A community support specialist will sometimes work within an office environment, although some light travel may be required to clients’ homes or healthcare facilities. This position is full-time in nature, and some positions may require extended hours. This person will generally work independently, though some will work within a team of other specialists.
Community Support Specialist Tasks
Monitor client symptoms and document progress and obstacles.
Work directly with clients to implement behaviors, utilize resources and implement treatment plans.
Assess client needs and identify strategies to increase their functionality and health.
Communicate with clients and families about current and desired states and outcomes.