• Full Time
  • Anywhere

The Community Support Specialist I is responsible for providing individualized mental health, case management, and skill-building services for adults with serious mental illness in home and community-based settings.

Duties include:

  • Develop and coordinate necessary services and supports within the community.
  • Assess individual mental health, co-occurring, and functional strengths and needs.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing strategies and techniques throughout assessment, individual planning, and rehabilitative process.
  • Assisting clients to obtain and maintain suitable housing.
  • Plan and provide training related to personal, community living and social skills.
  • Assist in transition planning, discharge process, and delivery of follow-up services for individuals leaving the program.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services related field, or two years post High School course work in a Human Services field plus two years relevant experience/training of a professional nature.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation and recovery principles, service delivery, and behavior intervention/management practices on direct service level.
  • Basic knowledge of characteristics and needs of persons with a serious mental illness, including persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Ability and willingness to work varied hours, including evenings and weekends as required.

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