Mental Health Community Support Specialist - Co-Occurring Disorders
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 38243
Additional Information About the Role
40 Hours per Week
Adult clients with Co-Occurring Disorders
Local Travel Required - transporting clients in your car
Monday - Friday; No Weekends, Holidays or On-Call
Facility Options - North County, South County, Downtown St. Louis, Farmington, MO.
BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 8,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. François, Iron and Washington counties. As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), BJC Behavioral Health serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system.
Responsible for providing community support services to maximize opportunities available to people living in the community while working to recover from the serious and persistent effects of mental illness.
Provides community support services to complex clients to include clients on care plan, using treatment plan interventions that result in positive outcomes, based on individual strengths and needs; case load sizes will vary.
Completes timely documentation of services that clearly describe the need for the service, the intervention provided, the relationship to the treatment plan, the provider of the service, the date, the actual time and setting of the service, and the individual's response to the service.
Contacting individuals and/or referral sources following missed appointments in order to re-engage and promote recovery/resiliency efforts. Supporting individuals in crisis situations.
Provides mentorship and job shadowing to community support colleagues.
BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field
Class D (IL) or Class E (MO) Driver's License
Note: not all benefits apply to all openings
- Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options - Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan - 401(k) plan - Tuition Assistance - Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts - On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location) - Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time
*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions. With net revenues of $5.5 billion and more than 30,000 employees, BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.
BJC is the largest provider of charity care, unreimbursed care and community benefits in the state of Missouri. BJC and its hospitals and health service organizations provide $785.9 million annually in community benefit. That includes $410.6 million in charity care and other financial assistance to patients to ensure medical care regardless of their ability to pay. In addition, BJC provides additional community benefits through commitments to research, emergency preparedness, regional health care safety net services, health literacy, community outreach and community healt...h programs and regional economic development.
BJC’s patients have access to the latest advances in medical science and technology through a formal affiliation between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital with the renowned Washington University School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top medical schools in the country.