Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) Community Support Specialist

Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

HBHS offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including BCBS of MS Health, UHC Dental & Vision, Life Insurance, Long Term and Short Term Disability, 401k with 5% Match, Paid Time Off and much more!

Hinds Behavioral Health Services staff provide many Outpatient Mental Health services to adults and seniors.  Our Community Support Division educates individuals about community programs to help them make informed decisions, find safe housing, provide family interventions, identify problems and resolutions, assist with mental health wellness goals, and provide referrals to other agencies.

Job Summary:

As a case manager, the role involves engaging in street outreach by visiting local shelters, soup kitchens, and various locations frequented by the homeless population. It is crucial to forge connections with inpatient facilities and the Crisis Stabilization Unit. Candidates are required to complete training in SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) and secure a formal certification. Responsibilities also include creating and meticulously keeping spreadsheets to accurately monitor client interactions, services offered, referrals made, and the sources of these referrals. This position reports directly to the Coordinator of Adult Services.

Qualifications: Job Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related field required; previous experience in a mental health setting preferred. A Provisional Certification through the Department of Mental Health (PCCSS) must be acquired and documentation presented to Human Resources within 90 days from the hire date, and (CCSS) must be obtained within two (2) years from the date of issuance of provisional certification. The employee must demonstrate an ability to recognize consumers’ individual needs based on medical conditions, age (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations, and planned procedures. Good communication skills are necessary. Must have a 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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Job CategoryAdult Services, Community Support Services

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