Life Skills Specialist for Putnam County
- - Putnam Outpatient
- Greencastle and surrounding cities, IN, USA
- Full Time
- Major medical, vision, dental, prescription drug, short & long term disability, fleixible savings account, healthcare savings account.
Cummins Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. is seeking an experienced clinician with a background in social work and/or mental health care for a stimulating and rewarding career as a Life Skills Specialist. This clinician will join our Putnam County services team in providing outpatient and DCS services for adults and children and coordinating treatment with their clinical team.
A DCS Life Skills Specialist primarily provides persons served with face-to-face contact for the purpose of coaching, teaching, or assisting consumers in meeting Person-Centered Treatment Plan goals to improve functioning in major life domain areas. The position will support the development of individual activities of daily living; provide in-home, and community supervision to meet the comprehensive needs of people with severe mental illness; manage the consumer's overall treatment and teach skills to consumers on an individual and group basis.
Essential Functions May Include but Not Be Limited To:
- Communicate and collaborate with DCS worker on a consistent basis via telephone, email, face to face, and monthly progress reporting to address needs of family;
- Attend and participate in family team meetings when requested by DCS worker and/or family;
- Provide parent education and training for individual families;
- Coordinate transportation with foster families and consumers and assist in providing supervised visits when necessary;
- Assist families with budgeting and money management;
DCS Life Skills Specialists utilize the following models and approaches to meeting the consumers' needs:
- Person-Centered Treatment Planning (PCTP)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- The Wellness and Recovery Model and Approach
- The Cummins Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. Life Skills Specialist Service Delivery Model
- Coaching approach to service delivery
- May provide supervised visitation
Education and experience needed:
- Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly related human services field from an accredited college;
- or other Bachelor's degree in combination with a minimum of five years' experience working directly with families in the child welfare system; and
- Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a public passenger chauffeur's license
- As needed; available to work evening and weekend hours to assure consumer need is met.
- Preferred: 1-2 years post bachelor degree work experience in the behavioral health and/or mental health field
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Demonstrate knowledge of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and child and adult development;
- Show understanding of family preservation philosophy;
- Must possess exceptional interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills, including clinical documentation skills;
- Must be able to document services with an electronic clinical records
Cummins is one of the State's top-rated community behavioral health and addiction providers in Customer Satisfaction as recognized by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction.
- Competitive salaries
- Excellent work life balance (paid time off and holidays)
- Professional and Leadership Training and advancement
- Diverse career tracts
- Comprehensive insurance package
- Clinical support from leaders in field
- Matching contributions to your 401K program
Learn about the many rewards of a career with Cummins. Apply today!
We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.