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Community Support Specialist- Adult Services- Hattiesburg
Job Code:2017-FORREST -023
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Education:Bachelor's Degree

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources has an opening for a Community Support Specialist to work with adults who have a serious mental illness (SMI) diagnosis in Forrest County.

  • Bachelor's degree in behavioral healthcare required
  • Must have reliable transportation to provide community services
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record
  • Must be able to obtain a DMH case management certification within 90 days of hire

  • Experience/Skills:
  • Behavioral healthcare experience preferred
  • Excellent communications skills required
  • Experience working with SMI population preferred
  • Independent work ability
  • Case management experience preferred

  • Responsibilities:
  • Assesses clients’ needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine their goals.
  • Provides advocacy, consultation and educational services to PBMHR consumers.
  • Provides emergency interventions as needed.
  • Provides outpatient social services linkage, emergency intervention and crisis intervention services.
  • Refers clients to community resources and other government agencies.
  • Visits consumers in the community to assess well-being of the consumer being served.
  • Documents all services provided in electronic medical records by using collaborative documentation.