Community Support Program Specialist
Waukesha, WI US
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
  • Job LocationsUS-WI-Waukesha
    Community Support Program Specialist
    Job TypeFull-Time
    Shift1st and 2nd
    CompanyHomes for Independent Living

    Now Hiring Community Support Program Specialist

    What’s in it for you:

    • Work for the Waukesha County Mental Health Facility
    • Make a meaningful impact in the lives of others

    What you will be responsible for: caregiver, direct support professional

    • Provide mental health services to individuals in need of counseling and/or case management services.
    • Work a schedule that is based on program/Company needs
    • Assess functioning and need for services in the areas of symptom management, vocational, social, substance abuse, activities of daily living, family and physical/dental health and develops a treatment/recovery plan based upon these assessments and client input.
    • Develop rapport, provides counseling, assesses symptoms, responds to crisis effectively and in timely manner, writes treatment/recovery plans collaboratively with goals that are meaningful to clients.
    • Knowledge of community resources and coordination of a wide range of multiple services for individuals with serious mental illness.
    • Provide recommendations and testimony in court and submits appropriate documentation for individuals who are court ordered under Chapter 51.
    • Develop skills in personal grooming, hygiene, budgeting, nutrition, grocery shopping, apartment upkeep, time management, enhancement of social skills, counseling, medication monitoring and community awareness experiences within the strengths and abilities of the clients served.
    • Maintain appropriate documentation and billing of client contacts, consults with other professionals as necessary, and documents any changes on treatment plan. Intervenes when appropriate in response to change in client’s mental status and adjusts plan accordingly.
    • Provide information to family regarding a client’s diagnosis and treatment and provides supportive counseling to family as needed.
    • Encourage positive behavior

    What you will bring: caregiver direct support professional

    • Empathy and compassion for the clients we serve
    • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized college or university with a major in sociology, social work, psychology or closely related field; Master’s Degree preferred.
    • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized college or university with at least four courses in sociology, social work or psychology, plus one year of professional experience in the field of mental health.
    • 1000 hours of experience in the field of mental health, with services delivered specifically to the chronically mentally ill and their families - OR - Two years of comparable experience in a mental health setting.

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    An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

    We maintain a drug-free workplace


    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Work Hours (i.e. shift)
    1st and 2nd
    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Required Experience
    1+ years
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