Intensive Community Support Specialist-Adult Services

Full Time
Posted 4 years ago

Job Summary: The Intensive Community Support Specialist functions as a case manager in the community to engage consumers who have traditionally been managed in psychiatric hospitals with serious and persistent mental disorders. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing multiple services per week as needed in the community in order to provide comprehensive outreach and consumer identification. Frequent assessment, planning, direct service intervention, monitoring and follow up to facilitate outpatient treatment compliance of individuals who have received a pre-evaluation screening ordered by Chancery Court. Reports to Coordinator of Community Support Services.

Qualifications:Job Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field required with at least 3 years of previous experience in a mental health setting. A Provisional Certification through the Department of Mental Health (PCCSS) must be acquired and documentation presented to Human Resources within 90 days from hire date and (CCSS) must be obtained within 2 years from the date of hire. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize consumers’ individual needs based on medical conditions, age, limitations and planned procedures. Good communication skills are necessary. Must have valid driver’s license in Mississippi and proof of auto insurance. This position has been determined to have an occasional or very low risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

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