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Community Support Specialist-Residential Services

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

Job Description

The Community Support Specialist-Residential Services will assist with duties from Department of Mental Health to ALM Hopewell Center for contracted residential placement in the community for our individuals served. Also will assist Residential Directors and Program Coordinators to maintain compliance with guidelines.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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.

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.

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