Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, Indiana's first community mental health center, provides comprehensive care for emotional and behavioral problems, including severe mental illness and substance abuse. The Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Centeroffers both inpatient and outpatient services, including several outreach centers as well as clinic- and community-based services.
Job Role Summary
The Support Specialist provides skills training and development to clients as required by medical necessity. This position provides crisis management and emergency interventions including but not limited to CPR and CPI, as well as provides quality case management as required by medical necessity and directed by the treatment team.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Embraces, understands, and operates under the Recovery Model, including AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank You) and the spirit of motivational interviewing
Provides skills training and development to clients in group and individual settings as guided by medical necessity outlined in the Person Centered Treatment Plan; skills training and development includes but is not limited to the following: home management, (laundry, cooking, cleaning, shopping, budgeting and payeeships), self-care management (bathing, dressing, grooming, nutrition, medication-consistency, assisting with medical follow up, attending medical appointments), emotion management (communication skills, decision making skills, coping skills, anger management)
Provides crisis management and emergency interventions including but not limited to: CPR and CPI; for Mental Health Recovery Unit only: controlling of physical aggression by actively participating in the seclusion/restraint team
Provides quality case management directed by treatment team and guided by medical necessity outlined in the Person Centered Treatment Plan
May provide transportation in company provided vehicle and personal vehicle as directed by treatment team and guided by medical necessity; maintains a copy of Vehicle-Related Accident Reporting Procedures in vehicle
Meets the agency's standard of client service hours
Meets the agency's standard of timely completion of progress notes
Advocates for clients to ensure access to needed services which includes developing community relationships and resources
Reports to treatment team in staffing including but not limited to: successes and challenges, assessment of client progress, barriers to success, any level of care changes
Performs selected nursing procedures consistent with Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, including but not limited to: performing vital signs, collecting specimens, monitoring nutritional status and other such duties as assigned by supervisor and within scope of practice
Establishes and maintains a safe environment at all times through on-going assessment of milieu/appointment environment and intervenes as indicated in Person Centered Treatment Plan and by nursing or physician order
Accepts personal responsibility for development that includes 20 hours of training per year including but not limited to topics of addictions, cultural competency and trauma
Provides written/electronic documentation of every client interaction where an intervention occurs or observation completed
High School Diploma or equivalent, plus two years of experience in Behavioral Health and/or equivalent post-secondary education such as a Bachelor's or Associate's degree
Outpatient Only - Valid Indiana driver's license that meets Eskenazi Health's driving policy requirements
Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center's primary mission is to serve individuals with serious mental illness and chronic addiction as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families. Patients of all ages are welcomed, from children to seniors, with a philosophy of care that stresses strength-based and family- and community-centered treatment utilizing the Recovery Model of treatment.