UnityPoint Health Community Support Specialist-BHGMHC in Waterloo, Iowa
UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital
Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; full-time
The Community Support Specialist is responsible for providing a wide variety of community based support services to individuals with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) designed to reduce and/or prevent emergency department visits, mental health unit admissions or readmissions and placement in a more restrictive environment.
Provides daily living skills training including but not limited to development of medication management strategies, shopping, learning the transportation system, symptom management skills, locating housing, coping strategies, transportation to selected appointments, etc.
Provides a wide variety of “care coordination” or case management activities including but not limited to information and referral, education, setting up appointments, setting up transportation, working with others involved in the client’s life, responding to crises, etc.
Documentation of all services provided in BHGMHC’s Electronic Health Record according to BHGMHC standards, insurance and/or managed care company requirements, state standards, etc.
Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service related field - Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work preferred
1-3 year’s experience in the mental health field
Ability to form good working relationships with clients
Orientation to community based services
Requisition ID: 2021-99930
Street: 3251 W 9th St
Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Name: Community Support Outreach
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: 8:00 to 4:30 M-F
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org