UnityPoint Health

Community Support Specialist - UnityPlace ACT Program

Requisition ID
2021-89398
Category
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IL-Peoria
Address
221 NE Glen Oak Ave
Affiliate
5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
City
Peoria
Department
Shared Services - HSC
State
IL
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
M-F, 1st shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

Community Support Specialist

ACT

Full Time, Benefitted

1st Shift

 

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor, ACT will provide behavioral health assessment and treatment planning, case management, support, education, and consultation for individuals enrolled in the program. Will provide mobile crisis response and intervention to ACT clients. Function as an effective team member and represent the agency in a professional manner. Provides substance use services to ACT clients and fulfills the ACT Substance Abuse Specialist role.

 

About UnityPoint Health - UnityPlace:

UnityPoint Health - UnityPlace is proud to offer the most comprehensive addiction and mental health services in the Peoria, Illinois region to you and your family. UnityPlace was formed by the joining of UnityPoint Health®, Human Service Center and Tazwood Center for Wellness in April of 2019. UnityPlace is a new non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the growing behavioral health care needs of the community. Our compassionate and committed treatment team is comprised of many experts from psychiatry and addiction medicine. 

Our goal is to deliver comprehensive behavioral healthcare to optimize the patient's well-being. It is our privilege to partner with our patients on their journey of healing. 

As a member of the UnityPlace Team, our team members are eligible for a benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement
  • Paid Time Off

Additional benefits are available, apply today to discuss our full benefits package!

Responsibilities

• Provides crisis assessment and intervention, completes safety plan with client, and follows up with client following crisis situation. Coordinates with Emergency Response Service and other crisis service teams when clinically appropriate.
• Provides individual and group ACT services to include, but not limited to, monitoring of daily living activities, assistance maintaining benefits and entitlements, assistance with employment and education, support to manage symptoms, medication observation as requested by physician, advocacy for client’s rights and preferences, assistance accessing resources, family support, coordination of services and care.
• Maintains records in accordance with UnityPlace policies, as well as state and federal oversight agencies and accreditation agencies including Joint Commission, Medicaid, Medicaid Rehabilitation Option, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Commercial Insurances
• Provides community-based/in-home behavioral health services for individuals experiencing serious mental illness that interferes with their ability to manage mental health symptoms and live independently.
• Provides transportation to client as clinically appropriate.
• Completes assessment and treatment plan with client. Request consultation, where indicated, in a diligent and timely manner.
• Provides on-call interventions for ACT clients, covering after business hours, overnights and weekends as assigned.
• Provides crisis assessment and intervention, completes safety plan with client, and follows up with client following crisis situation. Coordinates with Emergency Response Service and other crisis service teams when clinically appropriate.
• Provides individual and group ACT services to include, but not limited to, monitoring of daily living activities, assistance maintaining benefits and entitlements, assistance with employment and education, support to manage symptoms, medication observation as requested by physician, advocacy for client’s rights and preferences, assistance accessing resources, family support, coordination of services and care.
• Maintains records in accordance with UnityPlace policies, as well as state and federal oversight agencies and accreditation agencies including Joint Commission, Medicaid, Medicaid Rehabilitation Option, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Commercial Insurances

Qualifications

Preferred Bachelor's degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, education, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy, or related human service field.Bachelor's degree in any other field with two years of documented clinical experience in a mental health setting under the supervision of a QMHP.High school diploma or GED and a minimum of five years documented clinical experience in mental health or human services.

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