AOM Community Integration Specialist
Job Details
Entry
AOM Chouteau - St. Louis, MO
Full Time
High School
$15.50 - $16.50 Hourly
Road Warrior
Day
Description

Job Summary

Salary is based upon education, degree and years of experience. Excellent opportunity for entry level position with opportunity to advance in 12-24 months. 

 

The Community Integration Specialist is responsible for assisting clients with severe and persistent mental illness to live successfully and to their satisfaction in the community. This is accomplished by providing home and community-based services to clients residing in the community.  Services include daily living skills development, housing acquisition, supportive advocacy, resource acquisition (vocational, educational, rental and utility assistance, substance abuse, medication), service coordination and development of a natural support system. The Community Integration Specialist coordinates with Community Support Specialist and members of the treatment team to ensure that service needs of the client can be met. The hours of employment are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.  This position requires transporting client in personal automobile. Unless otherwise scheduled, workdays begin in office. 

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assesses and monitors a client’s adjustment to community living.
  • Monitors and encourage client participation and progress in organized treatment programs to assure the planned provision of services according to the client’s individual treatment plan.
  • Participates in the development or revision of a specific individualized treatment plan including communication to assessor regarding progress towards current goals and objectives as well as potential goals and objectives.
  • Provides individual assistance to clients in accessing needed services including accompanying clients to appointments to address various needs identified in their treatment plan.
  • Provides targeted psychosocial skill development in the clients’ home and in the community.
  • Encourages medication adherence. 
  • Teaches communication skills to clients to encourage communication with physicians related to their medication and other health related needs or concerns.
  • Teaches and assists clients to access a variety of public services, including financial and medical assistance, housing, food, shelter and clothing.
  • Teaches and assists client to access and utilize a variety of community agencies and resources to provide ongoing advocacy, educational and vocational supports. 
  • Intercedes on behalf of individual clients within the community-at-large to assist the client in achieving and maintaining their community adjustment.
  • Trains, coaches and supports in daily living skills, including personal hygiene and grooming, housekeeping, cooking, shopping, accessing transportation, keeping a budget, paying bills and maintaining an independent residence.
  • Assists in development and utilization of personal support systems that include work with family members, legal guardians or significant others regarding the needs and abilities of the client.
  • Encourages and promotes recovery efforts, client independence/self-care and responsibility.
  • Provides support to families in areas such as treatment planning, dissemination of information, linking to services and available resources.
  • Provides holistic, person-centered care.
  • Develops and supports wellness and recovery goals in collaboration with the individual served.
  • Provides services to clients which are determined to be appropriate based on DLA score and level of care.
  • Performs job duties with an efficient use of time based on client’s needs as well as meeting efficiency requirements based on budget parameters.
  • Notifies Program Director of any changes in client’s conditions. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

 

Qualifications

Education/ Experience: One of the qualifying categories listed below

 

Bachelor's degree in human services field, which includes social work, psychology, nursing, education, criminal justice, recreational therapy, human development, family studies, counseling, child development, gerontology, sociology, human services, behavioral science, rehabilitation, counseling or related fields; 

 

Any four year degree and two years of qualifying experience;

 

Any four year combination of higher education and qualifying experience;

 

Four years of qualifying experience. 

 

Licensure, Certification and/or Registration:   Upon hire, applicants will maintain certification in CPR, First Aid, CPI and Medication Level I Aide provided by the agency.

Requirements: Must have an automobile, and obtain a valid Missouri Class E driver’s license. Must have a clean driving record (no major violations; MVR report completed prior to hire) and current automobile insurance with required coverage limits. Willingness to serve clients in a variety of community settings and neighborhoods.

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