D064 - Supphsing - BA Beh Spec

Lifestream Behavioral Center Leesburg , FL 34748

Posted 3 weeks ago

JOB SUMMARY: The Supported Housing Specialist position is a clinical in nature and requires specific training in psychiatric rehabilitation and clinical expertise in the treatment of persons with brain disorders.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. * Screen referrals to Supported Housing for appropriateness. * Provide assistance to choose, obtain, and keep housing of the individuals' choice with the least amount of supports necessary for the maximum amount of independence. * Provide crisis intervention, supportive counseling, social rehabilitation, psychiatric rehabilitation and illness management/ recovery to individuals. * Provide consultation with Case Managers and the individual in establishing and maintaining independent living environments. * Good clinical judgment is mandatory. * Sound fiduciary judgment is key to satisfactory job performance. * Required to participate in staff meetings, assisting individuals needs assessment, treatment planning and implementation. * Develops and maintains a network of public and private housing and community resources. * Act as a liaison between individual and the community. Networks, links, advocates for consumer with Center programs/services. * Oversee all consumer fiduciary matters while they are residing in any one of the program's supervised living environments. * Prepare individual, program and administrative reports as required. Demonstrate ability document in a timely and accurate manner. * Completes all administrative and competency training as identified in the Individual Training Plan. * Driving required * The ability to comply with the regulations requiring a workplace of dignity and respect and equal employment opportunity compliance. * The ability to work collaboratively with others and to accept constructive criticism from supervisors and managers. * Willingness to abide by the company's published rules and regulations * Leading group activities, interacting with patients, conducting assessments and documentation.COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) required for an employee to be successful. * Serving Our Consumers: Effectively meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty.*
  • Consumer Focus: Building strong consumer relationships and delivering consumer-centric solutions. * Values Differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.*
  • Age Specific: Interventions, Knowledge, Developmental Stages, Enhancement of Family Involvement * Basis Job Readiness: Courtesy, Flexibility, Reliability, Responsiveness * Personal Effectiveness: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Management * Organizational/Management: Compliance, CQI Commitment, Management of Information, Organizational Participation, Safety * Performance Specific: Assessment, Crisis Management, Customer Focus, Empowerment/Advocacy, Medication Issues, Psychosocial Interventions * Effective Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.*
  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. * Manages Conflict: Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise. * Continuous Improvement: The ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.*
  • Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently. * Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful. * Expertise: Demonstrating proficiency of an employee's skill or knowledge within their field of practice.*
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.KNOWLEDGE & JOB SKILLS: Working knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis, planning, and intervention skills. Must possess good problem solving, advocacy, time management, and organizational skills. Ability to perform accounting and mathematical functions. Good verbal and written communications skills are basic to this position. Good handwriting/computer and documentation skills are essential.PERSONAL QUALITIES: It is mandatory that this employee be empathetic and treat consumers with dignity and respect. Initiative, accuracy and dependability are important. Must be able to work with a minimum of direct supervision. Must be able to advocate for individuals rights and network community resources. Must be able to collaborate with fiscal department and clinical programs.JUDGMENT/DECISION MAKING: Utilizes established corporate policies and procedures in making decisions. Uses sound judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.ESSENTIAL SKILLS: Ability to effectively lead verbal and non-verbal group activities. Ability to accurately observe and describe human behavior with documentation and verbally. Knowledge of group and individual activities beneficial for mental health and/or substance abuse treatment. Great interpersonal interaction skills.SPECIAL FACTORS: Must be able to meet deadlines. Required to assist and collaborate with component specialists program goals, objectives, procedures, and relevant issues relating to the day-to-day operations of the program. Must be able to maintain ongoing communications with clinical staff regarding each individuals financial status. Must assist individuals in establishing the appropriate accounts with the appropriate financial institution.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:* Education:
  • High School diploma or equivalent required * Certified Behavioral Health Tech or a Bachelor's Degree required * Experience:*
  • A minimum of one year (1) of experience with mentally ill/co-occurring population is recommended * Driving Requirements:* Must be Over the age of 21 required * Minimum of 5-years driving experience required * Possess a Valid FL Driver's license (within 30 days of hire if currently do not possess)* Possess a continuously valid US Driver's license for the past three years, from date of issue required * Safe Driving record requiredTRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually. Other training and/or professional development may be assigned due to evolution of programs.
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