The Qualified Mental Health Specialist (QMHS) is a community-based, mobile individual responsible for providing Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) and Therapeutic Behavioral Support (TBS) services that address the individualized mental health needs of clients. Services are directed towards adults, children, adolescents and families, and will vary with respect to hours, type, and intensity, depending on the changing needs of each client as defined by an active Treatment Plan. The purpose/intent of CPST/TBS is to provide specific, measurable, and individualized services to each person served. CPST services should be focused on the individual’s ability to succeed in the community; to identify and access needed services, and to show improvement in school, work and family and integration and contributions within the community.
Essential Functions and Duties:
- Initial and ongoing assessment of client needs;
- Adhere to agency productivity standard;
- Assist clients in achieving personal independence and managing basic needs as identified by the individual and/or parent or guardian;
- Facilitation in further development of daily living skills, if identified by the individual and/or parent or guardian;
- Provide services identified in the Treatment Plan;
- Assistance with accessing natural support systems in the community;
- Linkage to formal community services/systems;
- Symptom monitoring; side-effect monitoring when client is under pharmacologic care;
- Participate in organized after school groups weekly
- Participate in summer groups as needed
- Advocacy and outreach;
- Education and training specific to the individual’s assessed needs, abilities and readiness to learn, as appropriate;
- Mental health interventions that address symptoms, behaviors, thought processes, etc., that assist an individual in eliminating barriers to seeking or maintaining education and employment;
- Activities that increase the individual’s capacity to positively impact his/her own environment; and
- Adhere to and support the mission, purpose of Red Oak.
- Participate in ongoing training as required by state, local and organization standards
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Social Work, Psychology) or non-related Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years relevant/related experience
- 1-2 years social work-related experience
- A valid Ohio Driver’s License and a safe/operable automobile
- Proof of liability auto insurance coverage that meets the state minimum
- Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of the organization.
- Ability to maintain relevant, timely documentation as required.
- Ability to write and or type routine reports and correspondence.
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made, if requested and medically supported, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Red Oak is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic, as established by law. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering in accordance to laws enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.