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.
- 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.
- 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.