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Behavioral Health Network

417 Liberty Street
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
Salary Range:Location:
SPRINGFIELD, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Required

Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Help individuals integrate within the local Western Massachusetts community with BHN!

Become a part of our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Support Specialist/Job Coach in the Community Day Support program at Behavioral Health Network.

This ideal candidate for this position would be able to assist an active visually-impaired young woman in her food preparation job at a day-care center, and volunteer work at greenhouse. Encourage and Support a variety of recreational activities including walking, and water aerobics at YMCA. This staff would also support community integration and family relationships.

The responsibilities of this position are as follows:

Provides direct services that supports growth, promotes independence and ensures safety of consumers in all settings.
•Assists and monitors activities of daily living.
•Encourages independence, competency and decision-making.
•Initiates, supports, and ensures quality of life through empowerment, safety awareness and respect and dignity.
•Monitors overall health and well-being, and assists with all aspects of medication treatment and administration.
•Provides crisis intervention and emergency services as needed.
•Assists in maintaining, enhancing and fostering social support networks and relationships.
•Plans and provides opportunities for community activities.
•Acts as a primary implementer of strategies to meet ISP/PSTP goals.

Provides indirect services that documents and supports the provision of direct services to consumers.
•Completes progress notes in a thorough and timely manner.
•Completes program specific forms and required, time-sensitive documents in a timely manner.
•Completes health and medication-related documents as individually indicated and in accordance with MAP regulations, and manages medical coordination.
•Updates and maintains clinical records.
•Provides safe and timely transportation in own vehicle.
•Attends in-services, meetings and trainings as assigned and scheduled, keeps mandatory trainings up to date and monitors employee training completion.
•Completes individually assigned program-specific responsibilities.
•Telephones supervisor hourly as scheduled during awake, overnight shifts to report the status of individuals served by the program and any other assigned tasks.
•Recognizes and reports program-specific safety and maintenance concerns and ensures property is safe and well maintained.
•Performs other tasks as requested by supervisor.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.
Requirements:
Support Specialists at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualities:
•Commitment to empowerment and growth, human rights, and community integration of Individuals/persons served (required).
•Minimum of six months experience in human services (preferred).
•High school diploma or G.E.D. (required).
•Valid driver's license and a reliable car available for working hours (required).
•Training is provided by BHN.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on “Browse All Jobs” to apply!

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