Community Support Specialist - Case Manager in Union, MO at Compass Health

Date Posted: 2/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $14.06-$16.59

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Clinical Service Provision

  1. Using a motivational, stage-matched approach, provide individualized services based upon strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences identified collaboratively with client/family, focused on supporting client’s movement toward recovery/resiliency goals
  2. Assist client in identifying strengths, needs, abilities, & preferences in regard to mental illness/substance abuse and participate in development of Wellness Plan
  3. Provide services from a holistic perspective, incorporating coaching surrounding the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, with attention to each domain of wellness, including physical and mental health
  4. Support client in completion of goals identified on Wellness Plans, reviewing the WP with client as required and as needed for updating of goals and objectives as items are achieved, or as the client’s goals change
  5. Provide assistance in accessing public services, including financial, housing, emergency assistance, food, etc.
  6. Maintain contact with clients who are hospitalized, participating in discharge planning and communicating with all involved providers in developing aftercare plans
  7. Provide education and skill-building in areas such as daily living skills, employment/education, symptom management, communication/relationships, budgeting, maintaining a residence, etc., with focus on movement toward independent completion of these tasks, or referral to long-term supports
  8. Assist clients with developing personal support systems, including, but not limited to, work with family members, legal guardians, recovery communities, etc.
  9. Provide individual assistance to consumers in accessing needed mental health services including accompanying consumers to appointments to address medical or other health needs.
  10. Follow up with consumers regarding appointments, completion of forms, returning forms or receipts and other similar activities.
  11. Meet service provision expectations per client needs and company guidelines
  12. Complete documentation and paperwork within the required timeframe

Integrated Health Team

  1. Communicate actively with other members of the integrated team, including psychiatrists, primary care physicians, specialists(community support,peer,ITCD,CSTAR,DBT,etc), nurses, dentists, NCMs, etc regarding all areas of client wellness, including client’s adherence to medications, side effects, and efficacy of medications
  2. Seek and include input from Integrated Health Team providers on client’s Wellness Plan
  3. Make referrals to additional services/providers as needed for client’s Integrated Health Team
  4. In addition to clinical providers of the team, function as liaison to others involved in client’s treatment, including, but not limited to family, employers, schools, probation/parole, courts, etc.

Miscellaneous

  1. Will seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency consumer and family member
  2. Assist client with transportation as clinically indicated
  3. Other duties as assigned
  4. Although driving is not an essential function of the position, a valid license and agency established minimum automobile coverage are required in the event the employee drives during the course of employment.

 

Job Requirements

Requirements

As a Community Support Speicalist with Pathways, you must be a cooperative team player with excellent time management and communication skills.

Additional requirements for the Mental Health Support Associate include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Mental Health-related field, including criminal justice, education, phycology, sociology, social work or closely related  --OR-- Associate's degree in one of those fields and two (2) years mental health/case management experience --OR--Four (4) years experience in the mental health field or case management
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Benefits

At Pathways, we understand that our employees work hard, so we provide a generous benefits package.

Benefits for the Mental Health Support Associate include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(K) retirement plan
  • Disability insurance
  • PTO

Company Overview


Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is a nonprofit community mental health center that provides a full continuum of mental health care and access to services in Missouri and Louisiana. Our focus is achieving and sustaining optimal wellness for individuals and communities. We do this by providing accessible mental health, alcohol and drug treatment and prevention services. Our mission is to enhance wellness in the lives of individuals and communities by instilling hope, building partnerships and supporting recovery.