Community Support Specialist - Community Connections
Association House of Chicago
April 6, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Case Management/Social Services
4 Year Degree
Responsible for providing individualized, comprehensive, and community-based treatment, support, and rehabilitation services to persons with severe mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders. Provides therapeutic interventions that facilitate illness self-management, psychosocial rehab, skill building, identification of natural supports, and use of community resources. Uses intensive outreach strategies to engage participants in services. Monitors participants’ symptoms and medication regularly. Implements crisis services in consultation with supervisor/psychiatrist and makes sure that participants are safe and obtain timely access to services. Serves as a liaison with other systems of care. Documents all services using program standards.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, social work, or a related field or CADC certification preferred.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Experience working with persons with psychosocial rehabilitation services, psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and/or development disorders required.
Experience working with diverse ethnic populations required.
Personal vehicle, Illinois current driver license and insurance, good driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier. Flexibility to work on weekends, evenings, holidays during emergencies.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Benefits