Community Support Specialist

Office/Agency: 
Queen of Peace Center
Position Description: 

Queen of Peace Center has an opportunity for a full-time Community Support Specialist. Queen of Peace Center is a family-centered behavioral healthcare provider for women with addiction, their children and families. The gender focused female recovery center provides a variety of treatment options to women with co-occurring disorders and those affected by trauma.

Position Summary:
Community Support consists of specific activities with or on behalf of a particular client in accordance with an individual rehabilitation plan to maximize the client’s adjustment and functioning within the community while achieving sobriety and sustaining recovery, maximizing the involvement of natural support systems, and promoting client independence and responsibility.

Specific Duties:
• Participate in the interdisciplinary team meeting in order to identify strengths and needs related to development of the individual’s rehabilitation plan.
• Attend periodic meetings with designated team members and the client, whenever feasible, in order to review and update the rehabilitation plan.
• Contact clients who have unexcused absence from the program in order to re-engage the person and promote recovery efforts.
• Arrange and refer for services and resources and, when necessary advocating obtaining the services and quality of services to which the person is entitled.
• Monitor service delivery by providers external to the program and ensuring communication and coordination of services.
• Locate and coordinate services and resources to resolve a crisis.
• Provide experiential training in life skills and resource acquisition.
• Provide information and education to an individual in accordance with the person’s rehabilitation plan.
• Plan for discharge.
• Bill a minimum of 30 hours per week.
• Transport clients in employee’s vehicle.
• Provide group education.
• Ability to lift 20 pounds.
• Assist client in establishing treatment goals.
• Must have Class E Missouri driver’s license.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or closely related field or four years relevant experience in human service delivery field. Valid Missouri driver’s license, vehicle, and current automobile liability insurance (including coverage to transport clients) is required. CSS must own or lease their own vehicle for use in transporting clients. Exceptional communication including oral and written; this includes proper grammar, punctuation and clarity. Ability to use computer for charting and familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

Contact Details: 

For immediate consideration, please send resume and cover letter including salary requirements to qopchr@ccstl.org, attention: Toni Muhammad.