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Community Support Specialist in East Hartford, CT at InterCommunity

Date Posted: 1/20/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The YAS Community Support Specialist provides skill building, engagement, care coordination as part of the Young Adult Services Team. These services are community based and involve being in client’s homes and other community-based locations including various inpatient settings.

•        Assist in linking each client between the ages of 18-25 years old to the necessary clinical, medical, social, educational, rehabilitative, vocational and/or other services within the team or outside providers if necessary.

•        Proficient knowledge to provide linkages with various community resources.

•        Collaborate within the team and the clients to identify required services by assessing the overall needs of each client.

•        Support client recovery by participating in individual treatment sessions within the YAS Team or outside providers if necessary.

•        Complete all required documentation related to treatment in accordance with established procedures including but not to limited to court letters, gathering medical records, copying, faxing, scanning, collateral contact and appointment scheduling.

•        Assertive engagement with clients and support ongoing attendance by completing all tracking documents and reports to support engagement.

•        Create and facilitate groups based on client identified needs (both office and community based).

•        Provide assistance during the assessment of individuals in crisis and intoxicated clients by helping to determine the need for crisis involvement or detox and facilitate the admission to detox facility.

•        Provide education, support and consultation to clients and the individual’s families or their support system which is directed exclusively to the well being and benefit of the individual, if needed.

•        Perform related duties as required


*All agency staff are required to attend all mandatory department/agency meetings and trainings*

Job Requirements


  • Initiative
  • Team-Player
  • Time Management
  • Decision Making
  • Communication Proficiency (Verbal & Written)
  • Technology & Computer Literacy (Microsoft Word, Keyboarding)
  • Organization Skills

Education &/Or Experience:

A bachelor’s degree or an associate degree in health or behavioral health. Equivalent experience in a community health center or behavioral health setting may be considered. Experience working in a setting attending to the needs of those in recovery from mental illness and substance use/addiction.