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Outreach Counselor/Community Support Specialist

27 Sep, 2017

Outreach Counselor/Community Support Specialist

Triple C Housing, through its commitment to provide quality, innovative support services to those who may be at risk of homelessness or recovering from mental illness, currently has full and part time opportunities available for Outreach Counselors/Community Support Specialists in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Overview:

Counselors assist and provide support services to promote individual independence and community integration.  Develop Individual Recovery plans, establish goals and monitor progress, recommending changes when needed.  Promotes wellness and recovery using evidence based best practices inclusive of motivational interviewing (MI), illness management and recovery plans (IMR), and wellness and recovery action plans (WRAP).

Responsibilities:

  • Assess and provide support services to individuals with mental illness and co-morbid issues (medical, substance abuse, addictive behaviors) such as individual support, outreach, crisis intervention, social rehabilitation, and skills training
  • Identify, coordinate and make referrals to local and regional providers of social, medical, and/or other specialized services on behalf of individual
  • Provide skills training as needed in areas such as, household maintenance, personal hygiene, money management, transportation navigation, etc.
  • Assist with community integration and personal development with assistance in employment search techniques or pursuit of education objectives
  • Travels independently to site locations and assist with accessing or arranging transportation when needed
  • Prepare required documentation and reports, via electronic health records
  • Communicates regularly with treatment team
  • Other related tasks assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in field (Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Psychiatric Rehabilitation) or the equivalent of education and experience
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Possess valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office

Benefits Package:

Triple C Housing offers a comprehensive full time benefits package which includes:  medical, dental, life insurance; EAP; paid vacation, personal, sick and holidays; tuition assistance; 401(K) Plan, and more.  (EOE)

 

 

 

 

 



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