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

Date Posted: 2/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $15.38/ per hour $17.31 /per hour

We are seeking a self-motivated and compassionate Community Support Specialist to design and implement services required to facilitate chronically or persistently mentally ill individuals’ immediate and continued community adjustment and well-being.

Additional tasks of the Community Support Specialist  include:

  • Training, coaching and supporting clients in the accomplishment of daily living skills such as housekeeping, cooking, personal grooming, accessing transportation, keeping a budget, paying bills and maintaining an independent residence
  • Providing individual assistance to clients in accessing mental health services including accompanying clients to appointments to address medical and other health needs
  • Helping clients to access financial, housing and other public services and assisting them on an emergency basis
  • Directly helping clients meet their needs for food, shelter and clothing

Job Responsibilities

As a Community Support Specialist with Pathways, you will assist clients to access and utilize a variety of community agencies and resources to provide ongoing social, educational, vocational and recreational support and activities.

Additional responsibilities of the Mental Health Support Associate include:

  • Accompanying clients to activities in the community
  • Following-up with clients regarding health and service appointments, completion of forms, returning forms or receipts and other similar activities
  • Performing other duties as assigned

 

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.