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Community Support Specialist-Residential Services

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

Job Description


ALM Hopewell Center provides comprehensive mental health services to children and adults in the northern and central parts of the City of St. Louis and North St. Louis City. A professional mental health staff serves a growing caseload of 2,800 patients, of which greater than ninety-five percent are chronically mentally ill and suffering from major psychiatric disorders. Hopewell Center operates a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center and a Comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center for adults and youth. Many services are provided at schools. Emergency services, including a crisis bed and mobile outreach, are available twenty-four hours per day. A multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, counselors, social workers, educators, and support staff work diligently to carry out the mission of providing comprehensive care to patients and their families.


Assist with the transition of Supported Community Living Program duties from Department of Behavioral Health to ALM Hopewell Center including Apartment Program, Voucher Program, RISE, STRIVE and contracted residential placements in the community for our individuals served. Assists Residential Directors and Program Coordinators to maintain compliance with regulatory guidelines. Manages the ALM Hopewell Housing /SCLP program expense and service tracking for the STRIVE RCF, RISE programs, ALM Hopewell Apartment Program, Hopewell Voucher program and the contracted service placements. Communicates with DMH (as needed) regarding tracking, record keeping, and service coordination. Works with the Residential Services Director and VP of Clinical Operations to oversee and closely manage the SCL program, ensuring client’s bills are paid on time, and services, needs are tracked. Attends continuum of care meetings as it pertains to SCL.

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.

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.