Actively contribute as a clinician working on a community based team providing intensive, holistic and recovery oriented behavioral health services to persons living with serious and persistent mental illness who desire to live independently and engage fully in community life. Community Support Team (CST) members provide and coordinate a range of individual treatment services that target assessed areas of functional impairment and promote independence through the development and use of natural community supports. Transition specialists coordinate and provide services to assist adults with mental illness to transition out of long-term care facilities and into community settings. Treatment services are delivered at flexible times that meet consumers’ needs and in settings that offer the best potential for positive outcomes.
Provide assessment, service planning and supportive counseling services to CST clients and Colbert and Williams Class Members
Provide transition services for Colbert and Williams Class Members moving from long-term care facilities by locating housing, completing transition activities, linking with medical providers, and accessing community resources
Participate in care planning, discharge planning, and staffing meetings for Class Members
Coordinate discharge planning activities for Williams and Colbert Class Members to ensure a smooth transition by coordinating and consulting with family members, property managers/landlords, managed care coordinators and nursing staff, nursing home staff and medical providers, KYC’s Williams and Colbert Quality Administrator, and staff at the Department of Aging, Department of Mental Health, and various housing authorities
Provide independent living skills training, supportive therapy, case management, community support, crisis intervention and stabilization services to CST clients using individual and group modalities
Meet regularly with CST and transition team members to integrate care provision and share clinical responsibilities so that adequate coverage is available to clients at all times
Routinely consult with other Adult Team members including employment services, psychosocial rehabilitation, substance abuse/MISA, drop-in staff, and psychiatry to address specific client related clinical issues and coordinate care strategies
Promote opportunities for clients to build natural systems of support within their communities through exposure to recreational, spiritual, social, educational, employment, volunteer and civic activities
Work cooperatively with other KYC departments and outside providers to maintain smooth transitions and effective continuity of care when cases are shared
Provide independent living skills training, supportive therapy, case management, medication training, community support, crisis intervention and stabilization services
Facilitate referrals for additional services consistent with assessed needs and client’s desired outcomes
Participate with other CST members in regular 24/7 on-call crisis and stabilization coverage
Administrative and Performance Requirements
Work with Community Support Team Leader, Team members, and Quality Administrator to assess, plan, and participate in provision of services
Meet productivity target estimated at 60% billable service
Cross train and provide coverage to other community living programs as assigned by supervisor
Participate in supervision as directed and seek additional clinical and program consultation as needed
Participate in All Staff meetings, Community Support Team Meetings, and other staff meetings and trainings as directed by supervisor
Interpret and communicate, at the service delivery level, Center policies and procedures
Complete all clinical documentation and required reports in an accurate and timely manner
Complete all documentation and forms required to coordinate the transition process for Williams and Colbert Class Members
Meet agency quality and compliance standards
Effectively assess mental health needs and develop client driven treatment plans
Effectively demonstrate initial and continued medical necessity for all care provided
Effectively work as a member of a multidisciplinary team and encourage building of natural community support
Effectively provide service to clients with serious mental illness who may have difficulty with appropriate communication, boundaries, and social interactions
Demonstrate the ability to consistently meet productivity and compliance requirements.
Demonstrate the ability to determine risks for danger to self or others and identify and follow appropriate interventions when necessary.
Demonstrated knowledge of adult treatment modalities including individual skills training, case management, supportive counseling, and crisis intervention
Skilled in the use of motivational interviewing and engaging clients in self-directed care
Ability to effectively coordinate care and plan for discharge
Demonstrate a working knowledge of community resources that enhance recovery
While performing the duties of this position, the employee travels by automobile daily and is exposed to changing weather conditions.
While conducting external KYC business or traveling between sites, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as changing weather and road conditions.
Will be required to drive daily for meetings and/or visits to facilities. Will work in varied environments based on assigned caseload.
Bachelors from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology
or a related discipline
1-2 years’ experience working with individuals with serious and persistent
mental illness providing a variety of clinical interventions including case management and community support
1 year experience working in non-traditional treatment environments i.e.in home, residential, hospital, long-term care, or community settings
Basic computer proficiency and typing; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, PDF, and Internet skills
About Kenneth Young Center
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions. Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience