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Date Added: Mon 31/05/2021

Community Support Specialist - Mental Health

Annandale, VA, US
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Company: PRS INC.

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic, Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP-A) who is committed to providing clinical community-based services to our adult clients with serious mental illness. This is accomplished in a variety of ways: developing individual recovery plans, providing direct skill teaching, providing independent living skills to include psychoeducational, and guiding clients to ensure the quality of care and successful recovery.

Who is PRS?

We have been recognized as one of the 50 Best Nonprofits to Work for in the U.S. We provide behavioral health, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Our vision is to change and save lives in our community by empowering hope, safety, recovery, wellness, independence, and community integration.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do I have to be a certified Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)? This role requires an individual to be certified and registered QMHP-A, may consider QMHP-Trainee. QMHP-A has completed a bachelor's degree in the human services field with 1500 hours of direct work experience with adults living with mental illness in the state of Virginia OR completed a master's degree in one of the following fields: Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Substance Abuse, Marriage and Family Therapy that has included a 500-hour clinical internship or working hours with adults living with mental illness.
  • What is the potential for growth? As an employee in the Community Support Program, you will gain invaluable mental health and documentation skills. In addition, there is potential for professional growth as the organization grows. PRS values our employees, and most of our promotions are from within.
  • Explain how licensure works (If I want to go for my LPC, LCSW): Supervision may be considered to the right person after 6 months of successful employment, program needs, and employee career goals.
  • What is the rate of pay? We pay a competitive starting salary of $44,750 more depending on related experience plus monthly mileage reimbursement.
  • Are there benefits? We offer full benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403B retirement plan with 100% match at hire, generous paid leave (Vacation, Personal days, and Sick), 11 paid holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, Car Detailing, and more!
  • What is the work environment? Who would I be working with? This position is community-based. It is a fast-paced environment requiring high levels of independence and problem-solving skills. Supervisors or coworkers are available by phone, but individuals must be confident working with minimal supervision on a daily basis. You will meet clients out in the community and will to use your own vehicle to transport clients, when applicable, to appointments.
  • Do I make my own schedule? Yes, however, this is a full-time, 40 hrs./wk. position. Typically, staff should be available between the hours of 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday, but flexibility is needed to work with clients' schedules. Staff may need to come in earlier or work later in order to accommodate clients' needs.
  • Do I have to take calls from clients in the evening/weekend? No, outside standard business hours, clients should use their resources including the emergency services number if they need immediate assistance.
  • Where is the caseload? We serve clients throughout the Northern Virginia counties. The clients on your caseload are typically in the same area within adjacent communities to minimize travel. The current need is in the Annandale area.
  • What characteristics do I need to be successful in this job? Are you empathetic to our population of adults living with mental illness? Do you have effective interpersonal and written communication skills? Do you have excellent time management skills? Do you like being "on the go" in the community and have no concerns about driving in the Northern VA metro area? Are you able to work with minimal supervision? If so, you might be perfect for the Community Support Specialist role!

"Changing Lives. Saving Lives."

PRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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