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Community Living Associate




Education:     Bachelor’s or A.A. Degree in Human Services field

Experience:   One year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.




The Community Living Associate is responsible to the participants in the residential program for assisting in the provision of a safe and warm home-like environment.




  • Support participants in the daily care of the home including house keeping, maintenance and meal preparation.

  • Assist in the design of the daily activity schedule for up to three individuals.

  • Implement the daily activity schedule.

  • If supporting children, provide individual attention and care to children unable to attend school due to illness or school closings

  • Maintain adequate supply of food and household goods for the provision of nutritious meals and effective maintenance of the home

  • Assist individuals in attending routine medical appointments

  • Perform daily duties in coordination with the Residential Instructional Associate to facilitate effective program implementation

  • Perform any duties as assigned by the Associate Director

  • Adhere to agency Policies and Procedures, federal, state and local regulations and applicable standards promulgated by the Accreditation Council.


The Community Living Associate reports directly to the Director of Residential Services.




  • Completion and demonstration of techniques taught in the Behavioral Principles and Strategies (BPS), Medication Technician and CPR/1st Aid trainings.

  • Successfully complete annual recertification of the BPS.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record free of any moving violations for the past two (2) years.

  • Driver license, defensive driver training, must operate own vehicle and CSS vehicles as required




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  Must be able to bend, and lift up to 40 lbs.


Employee must be able to effectively use non-adverse physical intervention strategies with individuals with autism of varying heights, weights and levels of physical strength according to the guidelines presented in Behavioral Principles and Strategies training.


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