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Community Support Specialist
Job Code:102021-009
Location:171-Essex Counseling Center
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary:Commensurate with Education and Experience
Closing Date:Open Until Filled

General Information:
Employee is responsible for the direct support needs and monitoring of consumers to maintain community stability in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment while also providing incentives and encouragement for clients to assume increasing responsibility for their lives. Work involves training in or reinforcement of functional skills and appropriate behavior related to the client's health and safety, activities of daily living, community resources medication management and monitoring of health, nutrition and physical condition. Employee is assigned to locations within the CSB ten county catchment areas. Assignments may be to individuals living in personal homes, with parents or family members. Employee must exercise considerable initiative and judgment in the effective and efficient administration of departmental programs. Must also exercise tact and courtesy in contact with staff, clients, families, public and service providers.

Minimum Training and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Social Services, Psychology, or related field and 1 year of clinical experience. Must be state registered Qualified Mental Health Professional(QMHP-A) in the Commonwealth of Virginia OR a Qualified Paraprofessional in Mental Health (QPPMH) as defined by DMHMRSAS Licensure Regulations and Dept. of Medical Assistance Services.


Special Requirements:
Must posses a valid Virginia Driver's License with driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier. Must obtain a TB test with satisfactory results within 90 days of employment and annually as required by licensing authority.  Must possess or obtain within 90 days, CPR, First Aid, and Medication Management certifications.  Must possess non-violent crisis intervention certificate.

The agency of MPNN Community Services Board maintains a drug free workplace.

For all positions at MPNNCSB, candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present acceptable proof of vaccination by the date of hire as a condition of employment. MPNNCSB will consider requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law. To qualify as being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 there should be a two week period after receiving the second dose (or any government recommended booster shot) in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or a two week period after receiving a single-dose (or any government recommended booster shot) in a single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Position Open Until Filled.  EOE