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Community Support Specialist - TOPS
Job Code:2023-FORR-TOPS-CSS-10.13
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Education:Bachelor's Degree

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources is seeking an energetic and motivated Community Support Specialist to provide services to youth and families in Forrest County as part of our Transitional Outreach Program. Position is located in Hattiesburg, MS. TOPS is designed to assist individuals with independent living skills and with reaching educational goals. This position plays an important role in providing individualized support and guidance to assist with daily challenges for individuals in Forrest County. 

For 50 years, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources has served individuals throughout the Pine Belt.  Through an extensive continuum of care, we strive to enable adults with serious mental illnesses, children with serious emotional disturbances, and individuals with an addiction or developmental disability to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities.  Our eighteen county service area includes Amite, Franklin, Forrest, Hancock, Harrison, Jones, Lamar, Lawrence, Covington, Greene, Jeff Davis, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Stone, Walthall, Wayne Counties. 

We offer a competitive benefits package including company paid Life Insurance and LTD. Health/Dental/Vision, FSA and HSA, 403(b) retirement and other voluntary benefits are available along with a generous leave policy.

  • Bachelor's degree in behavioral healthcare required
  • Reliable transportation to provide community services required
  • Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record required
  • Must have auto insurance with liability limits of 100,000/300,000/50,000 within 30 days of hire
  • Must be eligible to obtain DMH case management certification within 90 days of hire
  • Excellent communications skills required
  • Case management experience preferred

  • Responsibilities:
  • Identifies strengths which will aid in the individual in their recovery and the barriers that will challenge the development of skills necessary for independent functioning in the community.
  • Provides psychoeducation on the identification and self-management of prescribed medication regimen and communicates with the prescribing provider.
  • Assists the individual in accessing needed services such as medical, social, educational, transportation, housing, substance abuse, personal care, employment, and other services that may be identified in the Recovery Support Plan.
  • Provides psychoeducation and trains family, unpaid caregivers, and/or others who have a legitimate role in addressing the needs of the individual.
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions, as evidenced by symptom reduction and progress toward goals.
  • Provides direct intervention in deescalating situations to prevent crisis.
  • Documents all services provided in the electronic medical record by using collaborative documentation.