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Community Support Specialist

Community Alliance Omaha, NE
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Job Description

The Community Support Specialist I is responsible for administering and delivering community-based  mental health services, case management, and identifying community resources for adults with serious mental illness.

Duties include:

  • Develop and coordinate necessary services and supports within the community.
  • Assess individual mental health, co-occurring, and functional strengths and needs.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing strategies and techniques throughout  assessment, individual planning, and rehabilitative process.
  • Assisting clients to obtain and maintain suitable housing.
  • Plan and provide training related to personal, community living and social skills.
  • Assist in transition planning, discharge process, and delivery of follow-up services for individuals leaving the program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services related field, or two years post High School course work in a Human Services field plus two years relevant experience/training of a professional nature.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation and recovery principles, service delivery, and behavior intervention/management practices on direct service level.
  • Basic knowledge of characteristics and needs of persons with a serious mental illness, including persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Ability and willingness to work varied hours, including evenings and weekends as required.

Job Details

Date Posted October 19, 2018
Date Closes November 18, 2018
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
Hours 40 hours per week; M-F
SOC Category 21-1015.00 Rehabilitation Counselors
Zipcode 68105

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits (Different-sex)
  • Domestic Partner Benefits (Same-Sex)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Professional Liability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Casual Dress
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Merit Increases
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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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