Be part of cutting-edge work with mental illness when you join our team at Integrated Behavioral Health Services! We are seeking a Community Support worker who will take ownership in our agency by coming alongside our participants and teaching them skills through evidence-based practices. The IBHS Community Support Program is for individuals disabled by severe and persistent mental illness. This service is designed to provide face-to-face contact with participants, encouraging the development of skills necessary to live as independently as possible, while learning to be a contributing member of the community. Emphasis is placed on an active rehabilitation plan which addresses all functional deficits. More specifically, this individual will assist participants in learning activities of daily living, social skills, and vocational skills through a case management relationship.
Our new Community Support worker will assist with the completion of a comprehensive assessment for each participant, identifying needed supports including, but not limited to: rehabilitation, employment, housing, education, substance abuse services, medical and dental services, and any other activities necessary for recovery. The community support worker is responsible for developing an Individual Service Plan with the participant, which encompasses the active support and rehabilitative interventions identified in the comprehensive assessment. Initially, the community support worker will work to actively link, refer, and coordinate necessary services and supports identified in the individual service plan, but the primary mission of the program is to teach the participant skill-building concepts necessary to maintain and support their own recovery.
This individual should be working toward an education in the Health and Human Services field, and/or have 2 years of case management experience. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required. We encourage our staff to practice consistent self-care activities, understanding it is difficult to remain engaged, productive, and healthy when not practicing these activities. We are seeking a case manager who is adaptable to differing personalities and challenges, is able to maintain a busy and fluctuating schedule, and who has a solid understanding of the principles of healthy boundaries.