Momentum for Mental Health
San Jose, CA, United States
Public Interest, Disability, Bilingual
As a Community Services Specialist, you will provide community-based rehabilitation services which assist and support clients in all areas of daily living including medication and medical health support, rehabilitation and treatment; working individually or in groups to address symptoms and concerns. You will develop and/or implement individual service and treatment plans, provide assessment and intervention in response to client crisis, complete clinical records and other required documentation in accordance with agency, payor and regulatory requirements.
The minimum requirements for the position are as follows: Bachelors degree plus two (2) years experience working within a mental health setting; or a Masters degree in a related field plus one (1) year experience working in a mental health setting; or Associates degree plus three (3) years experience working within a mental health setting. High School diploma, GED, or equivalent education plus five (5) years experience in a mental health setting will also be considered. A degree in a related field and experience in a mental health setting is preferred.
Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge of specific needs of individuals with serious mental illness, substance abuse, and the justice system is required. Strong problem solving skills and abilities. Ability to work independently and provide clinical services and manage multiple tasks and demands. Knowledge of clinical techniques for assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of people with mental illness; knowledge of community resources including those required to meet other health needs of target population; ability to engage and communicate effectively with others; tact and diplomacy; exercise good judgment and respond calmly in emergency situations; able to monitor and support developmental growth and the recovery process and to work effectively with persons differing in value systems, ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, language capabilities and disabilities.
License: A valid California drivers license, current car insurance, and a good driving record as documented by a DMV report is required.
Able to successfully pass a drug screening.
Computer experience required.
Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.
Salary is $26.77/hr
Momentum for Mental Health
Website : http://www.momentumformentalhealth.org/
The mission of Momentum for Mental Health is to help individuals achieve mental and emotional health, discover and reach their potential, and fully participate in life. Momentum builds stronger communities by giving individuals affected by mental and emotional illness treatment, support, and opportunity to lead healthier lives. Our work is based on the knowledge that individuals who have a mental illness can, and do, recover through available, effective, culturally competent services that encourage self direction and hope. We are a private, nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to support our services.