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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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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

  • Flexibility

  • 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

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