Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in the field of mental health, health or other appropriate Human Services related discipline. Bachelor’s Degree in a field other than above disciplines shall have a minimum of two years of experience in a community behavioral healthcare setting. High School Degree or GED plus life experience also accepted in lieu of BA. Valid Driver’s license also required.
Additional Skills Needed: Ability to utilize problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills; Ability to identify clinical crisis that may require emergency intervention; Ability to engage with individuals; Ability to network with a variety of both formal and informal community resources and supports; Ability to educate individuals regarding mental illness and other functional impairments; Ability to discuss substance abuse/dependence issues as well as educate individuals on these issues; Follow “safe driving” habits as identified by Motor Vehicle report; Have awareness of clinical resources available and means required to obtain them; Ability to assist individuals in creating a crisis plan with that utilizes all community 24 hour services; Ability to educate individuals on how to follow a crisis plan; Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
Responsibilities: Provide services implementing strengths-based, person centered services. Provide engagement, case management and skill-building services to divert individuals from the shelter system. Provide case management and ongoing linkage to community supports. Develop relationships with local property owners. Assist individuals with utilizing all available community supports that best meet their needs. Complete all required documentation in clinical files and in HIS in a timely basis as per policies and applicable regulations. Attend supervision meetings and agency staff meetings. Attend meetings with program partners and community providers to reach program objectives. Perform other duties as assigned by the PATH Director
Job Location: West Orange and Parsippany, NJ
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