1:1 Community Living Support Specialist – Holland, MI/Ottawa County

a PELS client and employee working together to chop tomatoes

Part-Time and Full-Time Positions Available

Responsible to: Transition Services Team Lead, Director of Services

$14 – $17 / hour

  • Sign-On Bonus upon 90 days of employment
  • Referral bonus for referring new staff

How would you like to be recognized at a company that takes pride in its staff?
Good News: We are Preferred Employment & Living Supports and we take pride in our staff.

Preferred Supports is seeking experienced caregivers in the Holland and Ottawa County area. If you have at least one year of experience we would love to talk to you!

Job Description

In this role Community Living Support Specialists, you will provide training, mentoring, and day-to-day routine supports for the people we serve. In addition to guidance and assistance with daily living tasks and to maintain a happy, healthy life. Also, why providing the guidance needed to help grow and develop independence and self-determination. Support specialists work hard to assist each person served to access their community and develop new relationships outside of their staff. This also includes targeting goals of their “Person-Centered Plan,” such as cooking, laundry, homemaking, shopping, safety, personal care, behavior support, and volunteer or employment activities.

Support Specialist will attend any trainings as requested to remain educated on pertinent federal, state, local, and company rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

In addition to the personal reward of working to empower the lives of others, this job is a great position for strengthening leadership and communication skills that can personally benefit you.

A variety of positions are available – full-time, part-time, as needed and weekends. This position offers a lot of flexibility for people who would like to share their personal interests and help promote growth in others. Our part-time positions can be ideal jobs for seniors or moms with children in school.

Job Duties/Knowledge:

  • Understanding and complete adherence to the client’s Plan of Care.
  • Utilization of techniques and training to provide high-quality care in a safe, healthy setting.
  • Maintaining a calm, caring, motivating attitude toward clients and families.
  • Respect the individual dignity, rights, and privacy of each client.
  • Communicate in a professional, timely manner, all information, concerns, and emergencies to appropriate team members.
  • Attendance and participation for all assigned training, and team meetings as requested.
  • To creatively problem solve, prioritize, and plan with a team, to assure follow-through of schedules.
  • Complete documentation of all-time sheets and reports as directed, and within time frames allowed.
  • Follows established policies and procedures related to assigned tasks.


  • We prefer a minimum of one year of experience working with intellectually or developmentally disabled individuals. If you do not have a minimum of one year experience and are interested in working with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness, we do offer the proper training!
  • Good communication skills and the ability to maintain harmonious relationships with other people.
  • Graduate from high school or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of required training.
  • Current Michigan Driver’s License, auto insurance and transportation.
  • Available for on-call shifts, flexibility with assignments.
  • Clear criminal record.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $14.00 – $17.00 per hour

Work Location: Multiple Locations in the Holland Michigan and Ottawa County area

Valid Through: 4/30/23

Job ID: CLSS-Holland-Ottawa