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Support Specialist - Evening (Part-Time) in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 5/1/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    5/1/2019

Job Description

Organization: HHC

Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health, Indiana's first community mental health center, provides comprehensive care for emotional and behavioral problems, including severe mental illness and substance abuse. Eskenazi Health Midtown offers both inpatient and outpatient services, including several outreach centers as well as clinic- and community-based services.

Eskenazi Health Midtown, Indiana’s first community mental health center has a philosophy of care that stresses strength-based, community centered treatment that utilizes the recovery model and welcomes all patients from children to seniors. 

Midtown’s mission is to Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve, with special emphasis on the vulnerable populations of Marion County, Indiana. Midtown is comprised of several clinics, outreach centers and community based services whose primary mission is to serve individuals with serious mental illness and chronic addictions, as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families.

Eskenazi Health Midtown is seeking a Support Specialist who will provide skills, training and development to clients in group and individual settings guided by medical necessity outlined in the Person Centered Treatment Plan; while embracing, understanding and operating under the Recovery Model, including AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank You) and the spirit of motivational interviewing.

A successful Support Specialist will:

  • Provide crisis management and emergency interventions including but not limited to: CPR and CPI;  For Mental Health Recovery Unit only: controlling of physical aggression by actively participating in the seclusion/restraint team
  • Provide quality case management directed by treatment team and guided by medical necessity outlined in the Person Centered Treatment Plan
  • Provide transportation in company provided vehicle and personal vehicle as directed by treatment team and guided by medical necessity.  Maintains a copy of “Vehicle-Related Accident Reporting Procedures” in vehicle
  • Meet the agency’s standard of client service hours
  • Meet the agency’s standard of timely completion of progress notes.
  • Advocate for clients to ensure access to needed services which includes developing community relationships and resources
  • Report to treatment team in staffing including but not limited to:  successes and challenges, assessment of client progress, barriers to success, any level of care changes
  • Perform selected nursing procedures consistent with Eskenazi Health Midtown, including but not limited to: performing vital signs, collecting specimens, monitoring nutritional status and other such duties as assigned by supervisor and within scope of practice
  • Establish and maintains a safe environment at all times through on-going assessment of milieu/appointment environment and intervenes as indicated in Person Centered Treatment Plan and by nursing or physician order
  • Accept personal responsibility for development that includes 20 hours of training per year including but not limited to topics of addictions, cultural competency, trauma
  • Provide written/electronic documentation of every client interaction where an intervention occurs or observation completed

The qualified candidate will:

  •  Possess a high school diploma or equivalence (GED) plus minimum of 2 years of experience in a human services area, teaching and observing or equivalent post-secondary education
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s License that meets Eskenazi Health’s driving policy requirements

Eskenazi Health offers comprehensive benefits including, tuition reimbursement, retirement plans through OneAmerica, various on-campus dining options, a free fitness gym, free employee wellness programs, sky farm access and more. Come and be a part of our PRIDE values!

Eskenazi Health Midtown's primary mission is to serve individuals with serious mental illness and chronic addiction as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families. Patients of all ages are welcomed, from children to seniors, with a philosophy of care that stresses strength-based and family- and community-centered treatment utilizing the Recovery Model of treatment.

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