Mental Health Specialist - F/T
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MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
Grade 8 - Start Rate $14.55 per hour
Full-time – 37.5 hours/week with flexibility
Tuesday and Wednesday – 9:15 am to 4:15 pm
Thursday – 9:00 am to 11:00 am AND 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday – Noon to 8:00 pm
Saturday – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Transitional Living House in Fulton
This position involves the supervision of residents at the Mental Health Supervised Residence in Fulton. The candidate will ensure the safety and well-being of all residents and take immediate action in the event of an emergency and/or client need that may arise during the shift. The selected candidate will provide supervision, support, counseling, crisis intervention, leisure activities, daily living activities, oversight of medication administration, and socialization.
The selected candidate will carry a caseload of SMI adults and perform direct Medicaid billing and must relate well with special populations; understand the basic principles of normalization and be able to follow oral and written instructions. Additionally, the candidate will assist in keeping the residence clean/sanitary and possess acceptable physical health to negotiate stairs with the ability to lift and carry 25 pounds regularly. Additionally, the candidate must have a valid New York State Driver’s License with a good driving record and have access to a reliable, properly insured vehicle for transport.
Minimum qualifications for the position include a Qualified Mental Health Staff designation or an Associate’s Degree in a Human Services field with three years of related experience; or High School Diploma or its equivalent and five year’s experience in a mental health setting; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Mandated criminal background check will be completed.