Community Support Specialist

New Horizons Community Support Services, Inc.   Jefferson City, MO   Full-time     Other
Posted on May 12, 2022
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New Horizons Community Support Services, Inc.  has an established reputation for excellence in serving adults with behavioral health diagnoses for over 40 years and is certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health and accredited by CARF. New Horizons serves a diverse body of people. A variety of perspectives in our workforce allows us to create a dynamic and inclusive environment where everyone can contribute to our organization.

Position Overview:

New Horizons is looking for a Full-Time Community Support Specialists in Both our Jefferson City and Columbia locations to provide case management, rehabilitation services, and assessment services to adults with serious mental illness.  Looking for a caring person who enjoys challenging work with a variety of responsibilities.

  • Hours: Full-Time, Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; Participate in the on-call rotation. 
  • Training: Must obtain CPI, CPR, First Aid (will train)  
  • Benefits: Full-Time benefits include, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance. Paid holidays, paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • Must complete application and submit resume at www.mo-newhorizons.com .
  • New Horizons is an equal opportunity employer.  This applies to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), age, language preference, sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs/religion, education and socioeconomic status.

Job duties include but not limited to:

  • Provide interventions to assist consumers with identifying and meeting their goals, learning new skills, and improving their coping and symptom management skills.
  • Assist consumers to develop interpersonal/family/community relationships and independent living skills to improve home, school, family, and work environments.
  • Ensure follow through with recommended health care, to include scheduling appointments, finding financial resources, and arranging transportation when consumers are unable to perform these tasks independently in order to decrease hospitalizations and improve overall wellness.
  • In collaboration with a Qualified Mental Health Professional, provide clinical expertise as it relates to psychosocial assessments and crisis prevention planning.
  • Develop, implement, and update treatment plans that identify specific, individualized, and measurable wellness and recovery goals, objectives, and interventions in collaboration with the consumer, family/support system and/or other involved professionals.
  • Driving is an essential function of the position.
  • Clearly document clinical interventions in progress notes.
  • Implement and abide by company policy.

 Requirements:

A Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP), OR an individual with a bachelor’s degree in a human services field, which includes social work, psychology, nursing, education, criminal justice, recreational therapy, human development and family studies, counseling, child development, gerontology, sociology, human services, behavioral science and rehabilitation counseling; OR any four year degree and two years of qualifying experiences; OR any four year degree and two years of qualifying experience, OR four years of qualifying experience OR Associate of Applied Science in Behavioral Health Support from an approved institution.   

 

A valid driver’s license and a favorable driving record.