Community Support Specialist - OMH Supported Housing - 40 Hrs, Flexible - East Nassau/West Suffolk

US-NY-Old Bethpage
Job ID
2016-1660
Category
Direct Care

Overview

Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, the  Community Support Specialist (CSS) is responsible for the oversight of those individuals being served as they recover from an acute psychiatric emergency not requiring hospitalization.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Responsibilities

This qualified, specially trained team member will be available to provide crisis intervention, direct support, medication monitoring and oversight, assistance with daily living skills, and any other assistance that these individuals need while participating in site-based services. This team member will receive advanced training in dual diagnosis, crisis intervention and prevention, assessment strategies, coordination of care with other service providers, effective communication, and other specialty areas. The CSS will be responsible for assisting the individuals in working on their person-centered recovery and safety plans which will remain congruent with the residential treatment plan developed in the affiliated mental health treatment program and home health coordination plan, if applicable.

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree , Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Experience providing treatment and/or supports to the mental health population
  • Must have flexible schedule
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License a must
  • Must be willing to cover Nassau & Suffolk

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