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20-121 Community Engagement Specialist

Connect, Inc. | Washington, PA | Full Time

Job Description

CONNECT, INC.

                                                                                   JOB VACANCY NOTICE

POSITION:                                            Community Engagement Specialist

                                                               HomeFIRST/HomeWISE/HomeTEAM

 

PAY GRADE:                                         12

 

WAGE:                                                   $32,273 plus an excellent benefit package

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • To provide case management to assigned consumers.
  • Utilizes evidenced based models and practices to engage residents to participate in needed services and community activities.
  • Provides Case Management and Intensive Life Skills to individuals and client groups.
  • Develops and maintains community resources listing of agencies providing information/referral, training or instruction in a wide variety of social services.
  • Conducts follow-up and coordination, with other social agencies and community resources to ensure appropriate service delivery to clients.
  • Assists consumers with developing and following through with their individualized recovery service plan.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed records of assigned caseload, observes progress or significant changes in behavior, and reports issues and/or incidents to the supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Provides service advocacy to consumers, links them to community-based services and resources, and assists them with coordinating scheduled appointments.
  • Develops and/or coordinates the provision of various human service programs for consumers.
  • Demonstrates understanding of recovery-based procedures; participates as a team member in program participant’s recovery plans and maintains appropriate communication with external programs and community resources.
  • Able to utilize HUD Housing Quality Standards check list as a tool to teach participants home maintenance.
  • Conducts regular home visits to ensure quality of home environment.
  • Transports participants to a variety of appointments required to maintain housing and quality of life.
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, and agency policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:              

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field from an accredited college or university; one year case management experience preferred; an equivalent combination of skills, experience and education may be considered, at the discretion of the Agency;
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain vital information during an interview to make proper service recommendations;
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History Clearance from the Pennsylvania State Police and Child Abuse Clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearances.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain vital information during an interview to make proper

Recommendations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health programs and available social services.
  • Ability to meet the 75% direct service productivity as established by the agency.
  • Ability to work independently following established policies and procedures, including emergency situations.
  • Ability to transport oneself as program needs dictate.
  • Ability to communicate with effectiveness;

 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://www.sphs.org/employment.html FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR STOP INTO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA.    POSTING#20-121.

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