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Community Support Specialist- Mobile Crisis Team- Hattiesburg
Job Code:2017-FORREST -006
County:Forrest
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Education:Bachelor's Degree
  

Summary:
Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources has an opening for a Community Support Specialist for the Mobile Crisis Response Team; Position will be based in Hattiesburg, MS but will provide services to the nine (9) counties in the Pine Belt area. This position will provide services to adults with SMI diagnosis, children and adolescents, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and individuals with chemical dependencies. On-call duties required.

Requirements:
Education/License:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of diagnosis, signs and symptoms of relapse, medication information, and knowledge of community resources to explore all alternatives to hospitalization.
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