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Community Support Specialist - Case Workers (Kansas City / Independence Areas)

Company: Burrell Behavioral Health
Location: Independence
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Looking to feed your desire to give to your community and support those who need a helping hand? Look no further! Not only is Burrell growing the amount of its resources, services, and facilities to assist as many communities as possible, it also provides plenty of opportunity for growth in your current field and the freedom to explore others. Our culture and our environment are unlike any other. We offer highly-competitive pay and a full range of top-notch full-time employee benefits such as:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance ProgramJob Description:COMMUNITY SUPPORT SPECIALISTKansas City / Independence, Missouri areas**$1000 Sign-On Bonus**Job SummaryIn accordance with agency Mission, Vision, Values and Goals, the Community Support Specialist assists eligible individuals in gaining access to needed treatment and rehabilitation, as well as other medical, social, educational services and supports; arranges and coordinates assessments of the individual's need for treatment and rehabilitation; coordinates and monitors service and support activities. The Community Support Specialist functions as the primary contact for individuals served, as well as for other agencies, within the framework of a team model.Job Duties:
    • Provides community based support, case management services, and group education to assigned population as defined by department.
    • Assists assigned clients in gaining access to resources, both internal and external, including, but not limited to, rehabilitative, medical, social, educational, and psychiatric.
    • Completes all necessary documentation as defined by program, agency and DMH/Medicaid standards. Ensures that all documentation is entered into the electronic medical record in a timely fashion according to agency policy
    • Assesses clients for potential risk or communicates the need for assessment of risk to the treatment team in a timely fashion.
    • Follows through with risk management protocol as defined by the client and treatment team.
    • Arranges, coordinates and assists supervisor in completing the annual assessments and treatment plans and other necessary annual paperwork for assigned clients within the outlined timeframe.
    • Serves as a vital multi-disciplinary treatment team member, and facilitates program, departmental and agency communication/operations through required attendance at treatment team meetings, departmental meetings, supervisory meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
    • Participates in and meets ethical/agency standards regarding all treatment and documentation practices, QA/QI procedures, utilization management, emergency procedures, and program/client outcomes.
    • Responds to crisis needs of assigned clients during office hours and provides appropriate intervention. Responds to client need immediately 100% of the time. Serves as back up for other CSS in client crisis situations as requested.
    • Follows all agency policies and procedures including emergency and corporate compliance policies/procedures 100% of the time.
    • Provides case management and crisis intervention for non-assigned team clients as requested by supervisor
    • Provides Consultation and Education for the community as assigned.
    • Serves on departmental, program, or agency committee(s) or task team(s) as assigned.Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or closely related human services field. If the degree is in a field other than human services, a bachelor's degree and four years of experience in mental health is required.
      • Equivalent experience may be substituted on the basis of one (1) year of experience for each year of required educational training.
      • Must maintain a valid drivers license. Must have access to dependable auto with adequate auto insurance and registration, for making frequent home/community visits.Available to work weekends and evenings if required by department.If you require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please contact Comprehensive Mental Health Services directly at 816-254-3652 and request to speak with a representative in the Human Resources department. This phone number is provided only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance or an accommodation.MP123Community Support SpecialistCase ManagerWe are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work related factors.Burrell is a Smoke and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Keywords: Burrell Behavioral Health, Independence , Community Support Specialist - Case Workers (Kansas City / Independence Areas), Other , Independence, Missouri

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