Community Support Facilitator

Employer
Way Station, Inc.
Location
Hagerstown, MD
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Full-Time: Hours are Monday thru Friday, some evenings and weekends . Description: Assist clients with serious mental illness. Working on their goals, housing, budget, med issues, doctor appointments, etc. Will provide services in their homes and/or community. Must transport clients in their own vehicles. Monday thru Friday, some evenings and weekends Position Requirements: Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Knowledge of current theories of contributing factors in and effects of mental illness and knowledge of psychosocial rehab concepts. Ability to communicate Way Station's mission to the community through frequent interactions with other community resource providers, landlords, and business people, etc. Knowledge of current effective approaches being used to assist persons with mental illness and skills in facilitating community integration. Ability to establish and maintain empowering, trusting relationships with WSI clients and their families. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to perform individual assessment, planning and implementation in both structured and unstructured settings. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team. Skill in time management and organization of job activities. Willingness and ability to examine ones own behavior, feelings, and attitudes to facilitate a productive relationship with clients and staff. Ability to assess residential environments for health, safety, security, organization and homelike atmosphere. Ability to work autonomously with demonstrated creativity, initiative and commitment. Knowledge of current effective approaches being used to assist persons with mental illness and skills in facilitating community integration. Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries and to take corrective action when needed. Skills in word processing and ability to learn computer skills. Be able and willing to handle after hours, overnight, and weekend crises. Position Requirements: Education and Experience Possession of a bachelor's degree in related field and Prefer work experience in related field Positively referenced relevant work, student or volunteer experience. Valid driver's license and safe driving record. Possession or use of a four passenger car to be used to transport Way Station clients and a copy of a valid certificate of automobile insurance. Must be covered under an active auto insurance policy and a valid copy of auto insurance is required prior to hire. Conditions of Employment Employee must be able to perform the duties of the job description as verified by a physician's statement and the employee's health statement. Duties Assure a safe work environment in designated work areas and by listening to staff concerns about areas in the community. Participate in IRP process as needed. Promote effective relationships among clients, families, and service providers. Generate and analyze program utilization information and incorporate conclusions into program planning process. Ensure Provide face-to-face skill teaching, problem-solving, and support to clients. Be available to address client concerns as they arise on any given day, ie resource management, appointments, transportation, skills teaching, entitlements coordination, member debt, money management, etc. crisis intervention Attend all Required Meetings Other duties as assigned. Job Posted by ApplicantPro