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Community Support Specialist-PHASES PROGRAM

Hopewell Center-Downtown St. Louis | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

ALM Hopewell Center is implementing a new service called PHASES Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders.  The PHASES ITCD the program utilizes the Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders approach outlined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Service.  ALM Hopewell is hiring an integrated behavioral health services multi-disciplinary team. The integrated treatment team will be guided by the needs and number of clients being supported. The team includes a psychiatrist, nurse, Team Leader, Integrated Treatment Specialist, Community Support Specialist  Hopewell will work to ensure that team member include individuals with knowledge and training in integrated treatment skills including co-occurring disorders, motivational interviewing, stage-wise treatment, cognitive behavioral strategies and substance use disorders treatment. PHASES is a treatment program that stands for P- Personal Power; H-Hope; A- Assessment; S-Social Network; E-Emotions; S-Stages Of Change.

Motto:  PHASES: Providing Guidance and Support Through Each Phase and Stage of Change.

SUMMARY:

The Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders team provides treatment services to individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders. Functions include attending daily team meetings, and attending treatment planning meeting. Provide community support services to individuals enrolled in ITCD services.  Participate as an active member of multi-service center leadership team.  The PHASES Integrated Treatment CSS will assist with meeting the community behavioral health needs of individuals receiving services from the PHASES team proved linkage to community resources, advocacy, assessment, and treatment planning to adult consumers with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders.  Assist team to ensure program fidelity with national model.  Driving will be required in this position

QUALIFICATIONS;

A Bachelor's degree in Human Services Field (education, nursing, criminal justice, recreational therapist, social work, psychology, human development and family studies, counseling, child development, gerontology, rehabilitation counseling. ) from an accredited school, OR at least two years of higher education with two years of experience in psychiatric, substance abuse treatment, or developmental disabilities, or any  four year degree with two years of experience in psychiatric, substance abuse treatment, or developmental disabilities.  Masters degree QMHP preferred.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

A Bachelor's degree in Human Services Field (education, nursing, criminal justice, recreational therapist, social work, psychology, human development and family studies, counseling, child development, gerontology, rehabilitation counseling. ) from an accredited school, OR at least two years of higher education with two years of experience in psychiatric, substance abuse treatment, or developmental disabilities, or any  four year degree with two years of experience in psychiatric, substance abuse treatment, or developmental disabilities.  Masters degree QMHP preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to communicate effectively before groups of residents, employees of the organization, family members and other contacts in the community.


People's Health Centers does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.