We are seeking a Mental Health Support Specialist to join our team! You will provide recovery-oriented rehabilitation services in home, in-office, and/or community-based treatment intervention to individuals, families, and groups with the support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses.
- Maintain a caseload between 10-15 clients.
- See clients each week for the maximum amount of treatment time.
- Maintain a caseload between based on service type provided (CPST/PSR/ILSB/CI).
- Meet weekly Treatment Accountability Rule. (BRSS Employees are required to provide 85% of assigned client treatment each week.
- Enter Client BIRP (progress) notes within one week from the date of service and Record Session in EVERSO (Electronic Visual Verification System) during time of treatment.
- Facilitate and update treatment plans based on the client’s diagnosis and progress and/or regress.
- Provide supportive treatment services to clients to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life.
- Attendance and participation in staff development programs, department related conferences and administrative meetings.
- Utilizes the clinically driven individualized treatment plan created and implemented by Licensed Mental Health Providers (LCSW/LPC/PHD) to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors.
- Monitors, evaluates, and records client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan. Modifies client treatment plans to comply with any changes in status at a minimum of monthly.
- Delivers evidence-based services to client and their family in a manner consistent with the program design to assure maximum effectiveness.
- Collaborates with medical professionals to evaluate client's medical or physical conditions and to assess client needs.
- Provides support to client based on these conditions, including transportation to appointments, appointment scheduling, and appointment reminders.
- Attends clinical supervision sessions once a month.
- Attends weekly webinars/trainings.
- Establish open lines of communication for individuals with mental or emotional issues
- Offer assistance to individuals with mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse issues
- Collaborate with additional treatment providers and placement agencies
- Ensure all documentation is completed in a timely manner
- BRSS reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
- Education: Master’s Degree preferred, Bachelor’s Degree considered in the following fields of study (only): Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Sociology or Psychology.
- Experience: Progressively responsible work, volunteer or intern experiences, preferably in human services/delinquency population. Appropriate certifications and/or licensures with at least 3 or more years of related experience.
- Previous experience in mental health counseling or other related fields
- Familiarity with community mental health resources
- Must be capable of extensive travel and driving. Must be able to provide 24-hour, 7 day a week on-call crisis intervention to youth. Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and week-ends. Ability to transport youth, volunteers and others. Must be free of communicable disease as defined by the state and to the extent that knowledge is attainable under the law.
- DISCLAIMER: The pay is based on experience and licenses
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Ability to build rapport with clients
- Strong leadership qualities
- Knowledge of behavior and needs of adolescents and delinquents. Individual, group and family counseling skills. Substance abuse prevention or intervention.
- Basic working knowledge of word processing and electronic communications (WORD and Outlook strongly preferred).
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Database management skills adequate to enter and retrieve data.
- Ability to balance multiple, diverse and conflicting priorities.
- Ability to work independently, self-directed, good judgment