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Community Support Specialist

Community Health Resources Enfield, CT

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Job Description

 JOB TITLE:                       Community Support Specialist II

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:     Full-Time

SCHEDULED HOURS:     35 hours/week (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

PROGRAM:                       CSP

SITE LOCATION:              Enfield, CT

PC#:                                  1273

OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:

To provide community based recovery support services, skill building activities, and educational opportunities for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and/or with dual diagnosis to increase independence in the community.

By:

  • Providing a comprehensive array of skill-building activities focused on building and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with the client.
  • Facilitating connections to the individual’s recovery supports.
  • Emphasizing the individual’s choices, goals, and recovery path.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts Clinical and Risk Assessments, LOCUS, Co-occurring Screens and Functional Assessments.
  • Collaborates with individuals to create individualized, person centered treatment plans and documents clients progress during treatment.
  • Use Motivational Interventions to assist clients in meeting their goals and moving along their paths to recovery, utilizing stage wise interventions
  • Provide psycho-educational rehabilitation services group and individual for recovery from psychiatric and substance abuse disorders
  • Support individual with linking and engaging with natural (family, friends) or community supports
  • Develop crisis plans for clients and work with other staff to respond to crisis situations as needed
  • Provide skills teaching, such as assisting clients in obtaining/ maintaining housing and utilities; learning how to use transportation services, planning and preparing nutritional meals, engage and communicate with family and friends, be safe in the community, care for children and other family members, and solve everyday problems that arise.
  • Provide intensive skill building interventions and support for self-management, self-advocacy, health and well-being, relapse prevention, and using community resources
  • Participate in family education and support activities
  • Documents client progress in Electronic Medical Record per agency policies
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, trainings, case conference, supervision and other meetings as assigned
  • May perform other assignments and duties, as area needs require. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: Community Support Specialist II: Bachelor’s Degree in related field required.

Experience: Community Support Specialist II: 2+ years working with identified populations.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Valid driver’s license required

EEO MINORITIES/WOMEN/DISABLED/VETERANS

Company Description
CHR is the most comprehensive, non-profit behavioral healthcare provider in Connecticut, offering a wide range of personalized services for children, families and adults whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addiction or trauma. Our largest outpatient offices are in Manchester and Enfield, with smaller offices throughout central and eastern Connecticut and several community-based programs.

CHR’s mission is to help adults, children and families find Real Hope for the challenges of Real Life through an array of community- based mental health, substance use, child welfare, supportive housing, foster care, prevention and wellness services, and integrated care. Our name embodies our commitment to community-based care, instilling hope for a healthy, happy and productive future, and utilizing all available resources to achieve change. CHR is proud to provide services that achieve Real Quality with Real Results.

CHR’s history dates back to the mid-1960’s, and since its creation, we have become a trusted community resource and well-respected service provider. Throughout our history, we have added new programs, grown into new locations, collaborated with other healthcare providers and recruited exceptional staff to meet the needs of the clients we serve.

Today, we employ more than 800 experienced professionals, including licensed therapists, psychiatrists, child psychiatrists, case managers, and people with lived experience who provide expert care to more than 27,000 people every year. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by the state and have repeatedly been voted among the Top Workplaces in Connecticut by the Hartford Courant.

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Why Work Here?
Great work/life balance, supportive work culture, benefits and an opportunity to make a difference!

CHR is the most comprehensive, non-profit behavioral healthcare provider in Connecticut, offering a wide range of personalized services for children, families and adults whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addiction or trauma. Our largest outpatient offices are in Manchester and Enfield, with smaller offices throughout central and eastern Connecticut and several community-based programs. CHR’s mission is to help adults, children and families find Real Hope for the challenges of Real Life through an array of community- based mental health, substance use, child welfare, supportive housing, foster care, prevention and wellness services, and integrated care. Our name embodies our commitment to community-based care, instilling hope for a healthy, happy and productive future, and utilizing all available resources to achieve change. CHR is proud to provide services that achieve Real Quality with Real Results. CHR’s history dates back to the mid-1960’s, and since its creation, we have become a trusted community resource and well-respected service provider. Throughout our history, we have added new programs, grown into new locations, collaborated with other healthcare providers and recruited exceptional staff to meet the needs of the clients we serve. Today, we employ more than 800 experienced professionals, including licensed therapists, psychiatrists, child psychiatrists, case managers, and people with lived experience who provide expert care to more than 27,000 people every year. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by the state and have repeatedly been voted among the Top Workplaces in Connecticut by the Hartford Courant.

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