Community Support Services
Community Support Services (CSS), a leader in behavioral healthcare for adults living with severe and persistent mental illnesses is in search of a Full Time Community Rehabilitation Specialist (Case Manager) to provide ongoing recovery focused community rehabilitation services for a caseload of individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. The CRS is a service broker, coordinator, monitor and planner of services, offering practical help, building community support, teaching recovery based skills and providing active outreach, advocacy and crisis assistance based on the strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of the individuals.
Monitor and coordinate delivery of necessary evaluations (e.g., psychiatric, medical, vocational), surveys and assessments in order to identify each person's needs.
Coordinate and participate in the development of an Interdisciplinary Service Plan (ISP) that shall include services and assistance necessary to achieve specific objectives, as well as an explanation of the availability, intensity and duration required of each service. Write up the "ISP" and distribute to necessary participants for approval and sign-off.
Assist individuals to identify and minimize the effects of the psychiatric symptoms, enabling individuals to self manage their illness.
Assist individuals to develop/increase interpersonal and community coping skills individually or in groups.
Provide clinical counseling (if appropriately licensed) for individuals by the agency.
Review and monitor services and activities, and note progress.
In cooperation with the individual, re-assess strengths, needs, abilities and expressed preferences as required by the "ISP" standards specified in Rule 5122-27-04 of the Administrative Code, and/or at the request of the individual.
Available to the individual to provide, coordinated and/or assist in crisis intervention and stabilization services during regularly scheduled working hours and available for "after hours" emergencies in accordance with established agency on-call procedures.
Assist the individual in achieving the objectives in the ISP and maximizing independence and productivity through support and training in the use of personal and community resources.
Assist the individual in increasing social support networks of relatives, friends, and/or volunteers that ameliorate life stresses resulting from the individual's disability.
Accompany individuals to appointments and activities, and assist in daily living skills training as needed.
Provide rehabilitation activities in community settings as appropriate to the needs of the individuals.
Maintain relevant documentation and provide statistical reports in accordance with agency documentation standards.
Possession of a Associate's Degree in a Human Service field, a car, valid Ohio driver's license and insurability through Agency's insurance carrier required.
To apply, please e-mail resumes and salary requirements/history to: email@example.com 150 Cross St. Akron, Ohio 44311
Community Support Services offers competitive wages, flexible work schedule, generous paid time off, paid life & disability insurance, retirement plans, group medical plans and voluntary dental & vision plans. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability