community support worker

P&G Behavioral Health Services is seeking top quality candidates to deliver high-quality behavioral health services in the DC Metropolitan area.  Candidates must posses strong computer and technology skills, a strong desire to provide value and an amazing work-ethic.  At P&G we KNOW that happy employees equals happy customers! 

POSITION SUMMARY

Community Support Worker's play an integral role in our success of providing vital resources to youth consumers who live with mental illness. Through outreach and collaboration, the Community Support Worker will follow the treatment plan and help address the consumer’s individual needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Aids consumers in their own homes/program(s) and in the community to allow them to function more safely and independently.

  • Facilitates physical, recreational, social and educational activities.

  • Provides consumers with a positive role model.

  • Maintain liaison with other agencies, professionals, government officials and the community.

  • Recognizes potential crisis situations, analyzes such situations accurately, develops strategies to deal with such situations, and informs the Team Leader and supervisor when such incidents arise.

  • Assists case management team in identifying potential problems.

  • Provides input to counselors and other professionals with regard to the development of consumer program plans.

  • Monitors consumer’s well-being; assists consumers with daily life skills and/or behavior management training; assists consumers with basic cooking, etc.

  • Assists consumers in attending appointments when necessary and may provide transportation.

  • Monitors consumers’ progress and well-being and assists case management team in evaluating the effectiveness of planned counseling and support.

  • Provides suggestions for the modification of consumers’ program plans; encourages and facilitates the participation of individuals in the program; and included but not limited to creates a fun and enjoyable atmosphere in order to enhance the program’s appeal to consumers.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES 

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-building skills.

  • Good listening skills.

  • Research and report-writing skills and the ability to interpret or present data.

  • A non-judgmental and positive attitude.

  • Creative thinking and problem-solving ability.

  • Compassion and the ability to empathize with people's life experiences.

  • Bachelor's degree with three (3) years in case management role preferred; degree and experience may be substituted with an equivalent combination of skills and related experience.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Submit your resume to careers@pgcei.com along with a cover letter, your salary requirements, and availability.

  • Type the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

  • We will respond to your email with the status of your application.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Your complete mailing address must be on your resume along with a phone number.

  • All employees are required to provide a satisfactory FBI Background Check and provide the results of a negative TB test before hire.