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Community Support Specialist-PACT Team- Hattiesburg
Job Code:2017-7801350-002
County:Forrest
City:Hattiesburg
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Education:Bachelor's Degree
  

Summary:
A Community Support Specialist is needed to work on the PACT (Programs for Assertive Community Treatment) Team in Hattiesburg, MS. One (1) year of experience working with SMI population required. On-call duties required. 

The PACT Program is a way of delivering a full range of services to people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness that seriously impairs their functioning in the community. The goal is to give consumers adequate community care and to help them have a life that isn't dominated by their mental illnesses. PACT teams provide services in the consumers' homes, where they work, and other community settings where problems occur or where support is needed. PACT Services are available 24 hours a day.

Requirements:
Education/License:

  • Bachelor's degree in behavioral health required
  • Must be able to obtain DMH Case Management certification within 60 days of hire
  • Must possess a valid Mississippi Drivers License with a satisfactory driving record
  • Must have reliable transportation to provide services in the community

    Work Experience/Skills:

  • Behavioral health experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Ability to solve problems and resolve conflict in an efficient and timely manner
  • Sedentary work endurance ability
  • Fine motor skills for legible and accurate writing of reports, daily correspondence and presentation, either manually or orally
  • Independent work ability

  • Responsibilities:
  • Provide crisis intervention, brief therapy services, and on-call services.
  • Partners with community agencies to provide services.
  • Provides all Community Support Specialist services as defined by Department of Mental Health Operational Standards.
  • Provides community referrals and outreach services.
  • Provides assistance with ADLs, housing, family life, employment, benefits, finances, medication management, access to health care, co-occurring disorders, counseling, and education.

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