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Behavioral Health Specialist I

Company: Turning Point Community Programs
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Description

Turning Point Community Programs is seeking multiple Behavioral Health Specialists I for our Core Madison Program in Sacramento. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) has offered a path to mental health and recovery since 1976. We help people in our community every single day - creating a better space for all types of people in need. Join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under the administrative supervision of the Team Leader or Program Director, this position is responsible for providing psychosocial, rehabilitation and recovery-oriented services for adults.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is an at-will direct service position within a program. The position is responsible for assisting and advocating for our members in meeting their expressed goals while living in the community. Additional support in areas of medication management, housing, counseling and advocacy will be provided as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • In the absence of the Team Leader, provides leadership and direction for clients as assigned.
  • Advocates for clients in all areas of treatment and helps them apply for and receive services; empowers clients in meeting their goals.
  • Advocates for and assists clients and their families in accessing and receiving mental health treatment, medical care, housing, food and clothing as indicated.
  • Supports individual service plans for each client.
  • Meets regularly with clients at Turning Point sites or in the field, at job sites, homes, board and care facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other appropriate sites.
  • Consults with or meets regularly with the client's family, care provider or other significant persons with client's consent.
  • Coaches clients in developing age-appropriate social skills, money management, personal hygiene, and job readiness.
  • Assists in establishing client's eligibility for Medi-Cal or other benefits and advocates for continuation of benefits when appropriate.
  • Develop financial management plans for clients who receive Representative Payee Services and authorizes appropriate expenditures.
  • Interacts productively within the team in order to provide holistic case management services to an identified group of clients.
  • Provides "on-the-spot" counseling that is both helpful to the clients and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Drives on program business using personal vehicle for the purposes of medication outreach, home visits, transporting clients to appointments/activities, community/county meetings/trainings, MH court.
  • Attends to the safety, health, and wellbeing of clients.
  • Completes paperwork as assigned in a timely manner.
  • Provides after hours, "on-call" coverage on a rotational basis to program clients. Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with future rotating closing shift to 7:00 pm, to be determined.

    Compensation Minimum Qualifications: $24.00 - $25.47 per hour.

    Interested? Join us at our open interviews on Wednesdays from 2-4PM,

    located at 10850 Gold Center Drive, Suite 325, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

    -or-

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW!

    Position Requirements

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

    Education, Training and Experience:

    A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through graduation from high school or an accredited GED program and four (4) years varied experience as a provider of mental health services.

    Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
    • California driver's license & current vehicle insurance/registration
    • Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

      Education, Training and Experience:

      A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through graduation from high school or an accredited GED program and four (4) years varied experience as a provider of direct mental health services. Relevant higher education may be substituted for up to two (2) years of experience.

      Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
      • California driver's license & current vehicle insurance/registration.
      • Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles

        Full-Time/Part-Time
        Full-Time

        Shift
        Days

        Exempt/Non-Exempt
        Non-Exempt

        Open Date
        10/24/2023

        Location
        Core Madison

        EOE Statement
        We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

        adjustedSeniorityDate
        None Specified

        This position is currently accepting applications.

Keywords: Turning Point Community Programs, Sacramento , Behavioral Health Specialist I, Healthcare , Sacramento, California

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