Title Veterans Support Specialist
Location Hopkinsville
Job Information

VETERANS SUPPORT SPECIALIST, Veteran Center

REPORTING/COORDINATING RELATIONSHIP: Lead VSS

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

(1) Provide recreational and supportive services for residents of the Pennyroyal Veterans Center.
(2) Coordinate intake and facility orientation to new residents.
(3) Provide resident training/education to facilitate resident acquisition of appropriate communication skills, daily living and self-care/help skills.
(4) Facilitate resident involvement of 12-step support group, or any other program activity deemed appropriate by Facility Coordinator.
(5) Coordinate resident schedule and transportation to outside services with appropriate program staff. Transport when necessary.
(6) Invest in daily interaction with residents and provide supportive feedback/guidance/assistance. Model appropriate problem-solving skill set.
(7) Cooperate in monitoring safety/security issues with residents, building and grounds.
(8) Provide scheduled transportation of residents as needed.
(9) Document an hourly entry in Facility Log Book relating to the events of the past hours This position may require weekend, holiday and evening scheduling.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or equivalent. Minimum of 1 years experience in Substance Abuse field including a working knowledge of the 12-Step Recovery Model. Experience working with activities.
(10) Other duties as required/assigned.

Therapeutic Community setting preferred. Must pass a Criminal Records Check and Sexual Offender Registry check. Must present proof of a recent (less than 1-year-old) TB skin test. Veteran status preferred and may be asked to provide proof of discharge status.

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