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Youth Case Manager - Community Support Specialist

Company: Compass Health Network
Location: Wentzville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Due to rapid expansion in all of our clinics, we are offering a $1,000 sign on bonus for Community Support Specialists; additional $2,000 sign-on bonus for Qualified Mental Health Professionals. We are eager to be able to continue to serve clients in our service areas and need you to make this happen!
The Community Support Specialist provides integrated, holistic, community support services engaging both the child and parent/caregiver, serves as an active member of the client's integrated health team and acts as a liaison to other wellness team members, internally & externally. - Evening and weekend availability required to meet the needs of the clients.
CHN team members enjoy a collaborative team environment, and competitive benefits, including quarterly performance incentives.

Responsibilities of a Community Support Specialist:
Clinical Service Provision
--- 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 and family's movement toward improved functioning and achieving their treatment goals
--- Work with parents to engage and participate in treatment with child is required and necessary for improved clinical outcomes
--- Provide services to child and parent/caregiver using System of Care philosophy; and a holistic, person-centered, strengths-based perspective, incorporating coaching surrounding the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, with attention to each domain of wellness, including physical and mental health
--- Support client/family in completion of goals identified on Wellness Plans, reviewing the WP with client/family as required, reassessing client/family need, service choices available, community functioning and as needed for updating of goals and objectives as items are achieved, or as client/family goals change
--- Assist the family with accessing, locating and arranging services and resources to assist in achieving their goals
--- Maintain contact with client/family when client is hospitalized, participating in discharge planning and communicating with all involved providers in developing after care plans
--- Provide educational information and skill building to client/family regarding areas of concern such as daily living skills, coping skills, education, symptom management, communication/relationships with focus on improving functioning
--- Develop and implementation of a crisis intervention plan with the family and provide crisis intervention services as needed, during and after normal working hours
--- Assist client/family in developing natural support systems including work with family members, school staff, legal guardians, etc.
--- Participation in and coordination with the child and family interagency team members on an ongoing basis to advocate for the Mental Health needs of child/family
--- Complete documentation collaboratively with client and family and complete all required documentation within the required timeframe, according to agency policy
--- Meet service provision expectations per client needs and agency guidelines. Services are provided in the home with the client and family based on clinical need, including evenings and weekends
Integrated Health Team
--- Communicate actively with other members of the integrated team, including psychiatrists, therapists,
primary care physicians, specialists, (Family Support Provider, CSTAR, etc) nurses, dentists, NCMs, etc. regarding all areas of client wellness, including client's adherence to medications, side effects and efficacy of medications
--- Seek and include input from Integrated Health Team providers on client's Wellness Plan
--- Make referrals to additional services/providers as needed for client's Integrated Health Team
--- In addition to clinical providers of the team, function as a liaison to others involved in client's treatment including, but not limited to family, school, Children's Division, Juvenile Office, guardians, etc.
Miscellaneous
--- Will seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency client and family
--- Driving is an essential function of the position

Job Requirements:
QUALIFICATION(S): EDUCATION
--- High School/GED required
--- Associates/Bachelor's degree in a human service-related field preferred
QUALIFICATION(S): WORK EXPERIENCE/TRAINING/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
--- At least four (4) years of experience OR a combination of higher education and experience required if a High School/GED is the highest education obtained
--- At least two (2) years of experience OR a combination of higher education and experience required if an Associate's degree is the highest education obtained
(*If the degree is an Associate's of Applied Science in Behavioral Health Support from an approved institution; then no additional experience is required)
--- At least one (1) year of experience required if a non-human service Bachelor's degree is the highest education obtained
--- All experience must include working with individuals with psychiatric, substance use, and/or developmental disabilities
--- A valid driver's license and agency established minimum automobile coverage required
Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.

Keywords: Compass Health Network, Columbia , Youth Case Manager - Community Support Specialist, Executive , Wentzville, Missouri

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