The DuPage County Health Department is seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Community Support Specialists to work out of its Wheaton, IL location.
As a member of the Behavioral Health Services Team, your responsibilities are:
Assist Adult clients by facilitating illness self-management skill building, identification and use of adaptive and compensatory skills, identification and use of natural resources, and use of community resources
Maintain a caseload and provides case management, with approximately 60% of client services being provided in the community
Interview and gather information from clients and caregivers to provide appropriate resources
Complete client assessments, treatment plans, and participates in client engagement activities
Provide individual and group interventions with a focus on education, skill building, problem solving and symptom stabilization for both clients and their families
Act as client advocate and assists in obtaining financial assistance and accessing community resources
Contribute collaboratively in team meetings to ensure appropriate levels of service delivery to clients
Update records in a timely manner within the electronic client record
Participate in team meetings to assess client progress
Maintain compliant case records including documentation of all client activity and adheres to productivity guidelines
Participate in emergency response activities as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field and one year of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.
Must possess a valid Illinois Driver's License
The preferred candidate will be bi-lingual Spanish, and capable of projecting the warmth and sincerity needed to work effectively with clients in behavioral health treatment, have a strong ability to work within a collaborative team approach, have knowledge of harm reduction practices, stages of change and motivation enhancement treatment. For additional information please visit: www.dupagehealth.org/employment
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
DuPage County Health Department strives to offer quality health services with courtesy and respect for our diverse population. Our goal, which is achieved through education, collaboration and access to care, is to safeguard the health of all residents.
DuPage County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.