Community Bridges

Careers – Join the Team as Direct Support Professional, Behavioral Specialist, Case Manager or Life Skills Coach!

Benefits / Welcome to Community Bridges (Information for New Employees and their Managers)

 

 

Join the Team as Direct Support Professional, Behavioral Specialist, Case Manager or Life Skills Coach!

We are looking for creative, flexible, reliable and caring people to support individuals with disabilities. Full- and part-time employment opportunities are available throughout Merrimack County.

Whether you are semi-retired, a student, at home parent or someone who has some time on their hands, this opportunity to enhance your and someone else’s quality of life is for you!

Our Commitment to Quality

We expect professionalism and high standards of performance from our employees. In return, we invest in the professional development of our staff through training and education, are committed to promoting from within the organization and provide our employees with a generous Benefits Package.

 Benefits

Our compensation package includes a competitive salary plan and employee benefits program, including:

  • PTO
  • 11 company holidays per year
  • Health insurance plan with prescription drug coverage
  • Vision Plan
  • Dental insurance plan e (Delta Dental®)
  • Flexible spending plan
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Term life insurance with additional supplemental coverage options
  • Company-paid training programs and seminars
  • Employee Assistance Program
 


The Early Support and Services Department has multiple openings. Please visit this link for more information and to apply online:

https://www.jobsinnh.com/index.php?action=do_search&keywords=community+bridges&zip_text=03301

 

 

We are looking to expand our START Coordinator Team.

Basic Function: Provide case management in the START program. Cases assigned by the NH START Collaborative Team Leader are provided after training has been completed. Continued work in the START program requires ongoing training and certification. Working in conjunction with multiple stakeholders and community partners the Coordinator will ensure collaborative communication with all entities involved with each case. The START Coordinator will provide ongoing development of comprehensive service evaluations, cross system crisis plans, intake/assessments, intervention and outcomes planning.

Qualifications:

Education: Masters Degree preferred in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or other Human Service Related field. Must be certified as a START Coordinator after completion of training.

Experience: At least two years of experience as a service coordinator with ID/MI population or five years of experience in working with ID/MI populations is preferred (i.e. mental health case management, specialized in developmental disabilities or dual diagnosis, social or mental health worker background, MSW for developmentally disabled). Ability to work with complex systems and interest in the population is essential. Independent and organized work skills along with superb communication and writing skills are essential.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in START Coordinator training and ongoing trainings as required
  • Provide systemic consultation by coordinating resources based on individual needs
  • Participate on all trainings and consultations with the National Center for START Services
  • Prepare agenda and document outcomes for individual mentoring session held with START Center.
  • Maintain linkages and relationships with community partners,
  • Assist with referrals for consultation and treatment as needed
  • Ensure the coordination of support meetings and crisis plans for individuals served through START
  • Participate in recurring meetings with START leadership, clinical education team (provide case presentations on rotation) and respite program (when it is developed)
  • Provide home visits, and visits to day and vocational settings as needed
  • Development of comprehensive service evaluations, cross systems crisis plans, intake/assessments, intervention and outcomes plans for respite admissions or inpatient hospital admissions and any other applicable documentation of services provided.
  • Maintain active caseload of approximately 30 for full time position. (Variability may occur depending on activity level of cases).
  • Rotate on-call responsibility for emergency support with other START Coordinators (to be developed)

Required education:

  • Master’s

Required license or certification:

  • Drivers License

 

Ability to pass criminal back ground checks and valid driver’s license. Travel required.

Please submit letter of interest and resume by email to hr@communitybridgesnh.org. Please indicate job Code START Reg5.

A Direct Support Professional is a full-time hourly position assisting and supporting adults with behavioral and/or developmental and medical disabilities in agency supported group homes.Reporting to the Med Home Manager, floaters are responsible, timely, professional and organized; they should have exceptional oral and written communication skills and a general knowledge of developmental disabilities and must administer medication to the individuals (paid training provided).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Associate’s degree in general or special education, Psychology, Sociology or a related human services field. LNA Certification desired.
  • Min. of 2 years’ experience in a DSP position with the agency or similar agency.
  • Knowledge of basic computer systems. Ability to utilize a fax machine, phone system and other office materials as necessary for the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs. and be able to stand for long periods of time as needed to assist clients in all activities associated with daily living skills and goals specific to the client.Working cell phone and internet access to contact the office and to view assigned shifts through the scheduling system on a daily basis, as necessary to maintain minimum hours.
  • Ability to respond quickly to phone calls, texts or emails regarding requests and expectations from supervisors.
  • Owns a reliable and dependable vehicle that is insured in the state of New Hampshire.Valid driver’s license and driver’s insurance on file with HR Department at all times
  • Ability to work with a variety of clients in regard to age, functionality and Behavior Support Plans/ Individualized Support Plans.

Working with individual diagnosed with developmental or intellectual disabilites: 2 years

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • High School Degree or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Direct Support: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License

 

Community Bridges is seeking Counselors to join the START Center. Counselors will staff the START Center and provide home visitation support to the guests in the families’ own homes throughout New Hampshire. Within the START Center, Counselors may assist with daily living skills, facilitate therapeutic sessions, provide de-escalation and intervention services, and support guests on START goals and activities. Communication and collaboration with guests, families and team members and completing documentation are also key elements to this role.

Ideal candidates will be calm, caring, creative people who are engaging, take initiative, have common sense and lots of energy. They must be comfortable with short term interactions with guests who may visit regularly or only on occasion.

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus 2 years of experience supporting people who have an Intellectual or Developmental Disability, challenging behavior or have mental illness issues are preferred. Candidates must have a High School Diploma, plus 5 years experience working with people experiencing an Intellectual or Developmental Disability or challenging behavior.

Clean Criminal and Driving backgrounds and an insured ($100,000/300,000 liability) vehicle during all working hours are required.

Full-time Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, 403 B Retirement, Flexible Spending Benefits, Mileage Reimbursement and generous Earned Time. Paid training includes Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB), Medication Administration, Client Rights, Social Role Valorization, Orientation, START and Relias online training.

Candidates must be available to attend 40 hours of training during the first week of employment and available to work to weekend shifts, including overnight.

Valid NH Drivers’ License (this is a condition of employment) including personal vehicle insurance coverage. Clean background and criminal background check.

Indicate job code START when completing your online application. No phone calls please.

Seeking responsible, caring person with high attention to detail and good follow through to support adult females who experience developmental disabilities and have exhibited challenging behaviors at times. Positive female role model preferred, who can provide consistency, close supervision and redirection as needed. Assist these women with learning appropriate social skills and boundaries, participating in recreational activities and building independence with activities such as cooking, cleaning, money management, personal care and finding or maintaining employment. Staff will be driving individuals to appointments, recreational activities and places of employment with their own vehicle. Personal care will be needed with individuals.

Previous experience supporting individuals with behaviors required as well as a BA or AA and applicable work experience.

Candidates must abide by strictly upheld processes and protocols. Paid mandatory training is provided during weekday business hours. Full-time 1st shift and full-time 2nd shift, in the Northfield area.

These positions require a high degree of people skills that include good communication, dependability and a positive attitude. All of our positions, require people with flexible schedules and a willingness to provide different types of support that can include: assisting in making healthy food choices, grocery shopping, banking, budgeting, leaning home safety skills, making social and community connections, learning household management skills, assisting with or performing household tasks, driving a wheelchair accessible van or personal vehicle for medical appointments or community activities and providing support with personal care.

Job Code: DSP RDS Day.

Seeking responsible, caring people with high attention to detail and good follow through to support adult males who experience developmental disabilities. Individuals in this program have exhibited high risk, challenging behaviors. Positive male role models preferred, who can provide consistency, close supervision and redirection as needed.

Assist the individuals in this program 1:1, with learning appropriate social skills and boundaries, participating in recreational activities and building independence with activities such as cooking, cleaning, money management, personal care and finding or maintaining employment. Staff will be driving individuals to appointments, recreational activities and places of employment with their own vehicle. Previous experience supporting individuals with mental health issues or high risk behaviors required. Criminal Justice or professional legal system experience or education preferred! Candidates must have flexibility to work in different locations with a number of different individuals and abide by strictly upheld processes and protocols. Training is provided.

 

Various hours. Job Code: BPM Concord

Community Bridges is currently hiring staff for our In home Support program in the towns of Bow, Concord, Epsom and Loudon. We are seeking staff who are committed to supporting individuals in reaching their highest potential. As an In Home Support Provider you will be responsible for providing supports to children and teens between the ages of 3-21, who experience a disability, with guidance and oversight from a parent, both in the home and the community, as well as helping them to increase various skills.

A high school degree or equivalent is required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently are a must. Experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferred but not required. We are looking for a team player that believes in the value of diversity that represents the core principles of Community Bridges and the unique contribution that each person adds to the community. Less than 19 hours per week. Job Code: IHS.


If you are in school for human services or thinking about attending school please see the attached information on grants and scholarships that are available.
http://www.ccsnh.edu/human-servicescommunity-social-services-scholarship-0 info about the BDS scholarship and contact info for the participating schools.
http://www.ccsnh.edu/sites/default/files/content/documents/NHBDSScholarshipApp.pdf Link to the scholarship application

 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume with a completed application. You can stop in to fill out an application, or download an application to mail or fax with your resume.

Please Note: Resumes will not be accepted in place of a fully completed application form.

Download our employment application.

Submit your application online.

Return to Employment Opportunities or go to Employee Resources Page.

Community Bridges
Attn: Human Resources Recruiter
70 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Toll-free: 1-800-499-4153
Phone: 603-225-4153
Fax: 603-565-1092
hr@communitybridgesnh.org

Community Bridges is a non-profit agency serving the communities of central New Hampshire. Disability is a natural part of the human experience and may occur as a result of developmental impairments, injury, or aging. We advance the integration, growth, and interdependence of people with disabilities in their home communities in ways that promote their ability to have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves.