Emergency Communicty Support Worker

$16 yearly
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater NE
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater NE, Inc., 1804 S Eddy Street, Grand Island, NE 68801
  • Jan 07, 2019
Full time Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

Emergency Community Support is designed to help ensure appropriate identification and provision of needed services for eligible persons disabled by severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance dependence and in a crisis situation.

Job Requirements

  1. Develop the ERCS treatment plan: utilizing a strength-based assessment to develop a treatment/rehabilitative/recovery plan with the individual integrating the individual’s strengths/needs, considering community, family and other supports, stating measureable goals and specific interventions, and includes a documented discharge and relapse prevention plan all with the focus of stabilizing the psychiatric emergency. Facilitate the treatment team meeting collaborating with all members to building an effective support system.
  2. Facilitate and track progress of the treatment plan: Provide interventions, in a trauma informed manner, to facilitate active rehabilitation. Interventions may include skill building in activities of daily living, symptom recognition, medication compliance, relapse prevention, social skills, budgeting, and other independent living skills that enable the individual to reside in their community and stabilize the psychiatric emergency.
  3. Provide crisis management: provide therapeutic support and intervention in time of crisis and develop a crisis relapse prevention plan.
  4. Adhere to program documentation policies & procedures: Track data or client demographics, outcomes, service providers, referrals, goal progress, level of engagement in recovery, and related information, etc. in the participant’s electronic file. Complete documentation in a timely manner as required, including the development of the ERCS Tx plan, goal review process, and progress notes.
  5. Provide face-to-face service coordination and case management community-based activities: Provide and document required face-to-face community-based contacts on a monthly basis, per contract specification (ERCS Region requirements). Assist in admission and discharges to ensure continuity of care, when hospitalization or treatment with other facility is needed.
  6. Clinical Supervision: Actively participate in routine (minimum of monthly) Clinical Supervision meetings to review the treatment plan, determine appropriate level of care, evaluate ongoing medical necessity, and explore/implement recommendations per care reviewed. Complete chart audit worksheets to track the documentation requirements.
  7. Competency in diagnostics and treatment options: Be knowledgeable on diagnostics and medications, including treatment options, reasons for taking the medications, possible complications/side effects, etc.
  8. Client-centered approach that focuses on exploring and resolving ambivalence and centers on motivational processes within the individual that facilitates change that includes identification, examination, and resolution of ambivalence about changing behavior.
  9. Must be bilingual (English and Spanish)

Other Salary Information

Pay noted is starting rate - may vary depending on experience

Loan Forgiveness?

No