Community Support Specialist II - South County Adults Team
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 46994
Additional Information About the Role
This is a 40 hour per week Community Outreach Case Worker position
You will assist clients by linking them to community resources, such as housing and food assistance
You will work out in the communities with clients daily (you do not work inside the agency location)
Monday – Friday (Day Shift) – (NO On-Call, Weekends or Holidays required)
Local travel is required and you must have your own personal reliable vehicle with valid insurance
You must have a valid CLASS E or CLASS D driver’s license – (if you do not, you must obtain one within two weeks prior to your start date)
You will be asked to transport clients in your own personal vehicle
Any mileage you put on your vehicle while working in the community will be reimbursed back to you
You will be asked to meet with clients face to face
You will be asked to meet with clients in their homes
You will be required to connect with all your clients in person on a regular basis
Masking is required when meeting with clients face to face
Related work experience with individuals suffering from mental health challenges strongly preferred (NOT REQUIRED)
You will be working with individuals that suffer from severe mental health issues
Training will take place during your first 90 days and will sufficiently prepare you for this type of work (must be able to learn new things quickly and have a strong ability to use technology)
BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 8,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Fran�ois, Iron and Washington counties. As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), BJC Behavioral Health serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system.
Responsible for providing community support services to maximize opportunities available to people living in the community while working to recover from the serious and persistent effects of mental illness.
Provides community support services to complex clients to include clients on care plan, using treatment plan interventions that result in positive outcomes, based on individual strengths and needs; case load sizes will vary.
Completes timely documentation of services that clearly describe the need for the service, the intervention provided, the relationship to the treatment plan, the provider of the service, the date, the actual time and setting of the service, and the individual's response to the service.
Contacting individuals and/or referral sources following missed appointments in order to re-engage and promote recovery/resiliency efforts. Supporting individuals in crisis situations.
Provides mentorship and job shadowing to community support colleagues.
- Human Services or related
Licenses & Certifications
Class D (IL) or Class E (MO)
Benefits and Legal Statement
BJC Total Rewards
At BJC we’re committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.
Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
Disability insurance* paid for by BJC
Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan funded by BJC
401(k) plan with BJC match
Tuition Assistance available on first day
BJC Institute for Learning and Development
Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions. With net revenues of $5.5 billion and more than 30,000 employees, BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.
BJC is the largest provider of charity care, unreimbursed care and community benefits in the state of Missouri. BJC and its hospitals and health service organizations provide $785.9 million annually in community benefit. That includes $410.6 million in charity care and other financial assistance to patients to ensure medical care regardless of their ability to pay. In addition, BJC provides additional community benefits through commitments to research, emergency preparedness, regional health care safety net services, health literacy, community outreach and community healt...h programs and regional economic development.
BJC’s patients have access to the latest advances in medical science and technology through a formal affiliation between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital with the renowned Washington University School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top medical schools in the country.