Our day to day lives are busy, it can be hard to find a time to stop and breathe, much less a time to volunteer. The benefits of volunteering are so large that making time to do it will not only bring a positive impact to your life, but to your family and your community. If you find the right type of volunteer work for you it could help reduce your stress, find friends, learn new skills and even advance your career. Volunteering is something we have been encouraged to do our entire lives. We think that everyone should be volunteering somewhere. Here’s why you should start volunteering in your community today. One of the largest reasons to volunteer is because of the impact you will have on your community. Sometimes it is difficult to go out and experience your town and community. Volunteering will help you expand your view and knowledge about that people around you. Plus, you will be helping accomplish chores and activities that would otherwise take longer. You are helping to make a difference in the lives of other people, animals and organizations in need. If you are new to an area, volunteering will give you a place to meet new people. Not only will it help strengthen your community, it will give you a place to broaden your network with people with similar interests. You will make a difference on your community. Every person counts. Community service will help you by decreasing stress and counteracting anger and anxiety. You might be thinking how will it do all of that? The social contact aspect of helping and working with and for others can have a profound effect on your overall health. It is about putting others in front of yourself. Focusing on what you can do to cater to someone else’s problems and worries and realizing either you’re aren’t that bad, or just giving perspective. Humans are hardwired to help other humans. It’s who you are; don’t deny it. You might even gain some confidence, and a sense of purpose. If you have been feeling lost, community service could help you find a new meaning to your life. Maybe you will discover some new strengths and weaknesses. You might even discover a passion or a hidden talent. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to expand your horizon and get out of your comfort zone. Also, to try new things and developing technical, social and academic skills that couldn’t be learned in a school or work environment. See? There are so many doors that are opening! You will be helping families, improving schools, youth or making your community beautiful. Alone you will help strengthen your community. You will create connections with people you never would have had the opportunity to otherwise. Give back! Working for CSCSO will give you the opportunity to provide support, assistance and encouragement to people who need it. Volunteer today.
Do you consider yourself a kind, patient, hard-working individual? Maybe you should think about going in to a job as a direct support professional. The requirements are that you need your GED, to be over the age of 18, willing to participate in the random drug/alcohol testing program and back ground check. Gain professional experience and training. A job in DSP requires training in first aid and CPR classes, medication distribution, lift training and all day-to-day occurrences. It will all be paid for you to begin your job. DSP is a great way to gain some knowledge and experience to launch a career in healthcare, social work, counseling, human services and special needs jobs. Making someone’s life easier and happier. Clients are depending on you to make their life as normal as possible. They are paying you to be their friend, go to and caretaker. The day-to-day work has a strong impact on the individuals being served. You will help them with their abilities to live an independent life. Do Fun things! Also, take your clients out and about during the day. You could be going to lunch, a movie, the mall, bowling or anything you think your client might enjoy. Anything that they would like to do, you can and should take them to do. Change of Perspective. As a DSP, you will be touched by your clients. Hopefully it will begin to change your perspective of the world. Becoming a DPS will give you a sense of accomplishment and self-fulfillment that you will most likely not find in other jobs. CSCSO’s philosophy starts with an emphasis on advocating with and for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities by providing the support, assistance, and encouragement they need to live and work as independently as possible in their community.
Central State Community Services is appointed by the Social Security Administration to act as an organizational rep payee. As the payee, Central State Community Services receives and manages social security payments for people who cannot manage or direct someone else to manage their money. The Social Security Administration has Social Security's Representative Payment Program provides financial management for the Social Security and SSI payments of our beneficiaries who are incapable of managing their Social Security or SSI payments. If you are concerned that someone you know becomes incapable of managing or directing the management of his or her benefits, please call us to discuss your concerns. Generally, we look for family or friends to serve as representative payees. When friends or family are not able to serve as payees, Social Security looks for qualified organizations to be representative payees - Central State Community Services has achieved the status of a qualified payee. What does Social Security Payee Services entail? Use Social Security Benefits to provide for the basic needs of the beneficiary including food, shelter, clothing, medical care and personal care items Report to the Social Security Administration any changes that could impact the beneficiary’s amount of, or right to receive benefits Provide a written account of how the funds were spent If you or a loved one needs Social Security Payee Services, contact Central State Community Services to find out how we can help.