Community Services provide a range of community care facilities, outreach and integration services to the most vulnerable people in the community who need advice, support or care because of their particular needs.
Responsibilities & Duties for Community Support Services Roles
Working to re-engage service users with the community, by providing a person-centred approach to reaching those most disengaged from services and the community, and ensure that care and support for individuals is maintained to a high standard. Outreach services can include a wide range of social and leisure based activities so a person feels included and involved in their community.
Skills Required for Community Support Services Jobs
Flexibility is a key skill when focused on community support services as the work can include unsocial hours such as evenings and weekends. Being a car driver is a common desirable client requirement we are now seeing in the social care sector.
Other skills required include:
- Active Listening
- Effective communication
- Time Management
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Service Orientation