Education, Mentoring, Success (EMS) of Virginia is an organization that provides services for children and adults that are experiencing a high level of impairment whereby services are needed to stabilize the individual in their least restrictive setting. The types of mental health impairments may be (but not limited to) Major Depression, Bipolar I or Bipolar II Disorders, and/or Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Currently we are recruiting for full-time counselors in the Greater Richmond areas to provide Mental Health Skill-building and Intensive In-home services, to fulfill the needs of our clients and thier families. Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
*Provides skill building, outreach and case management for program participants including coordinating and monitoring the activities in their daily living
*Responsible for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans for clients to reach their recovery goals
*Provide linkage and education to crisis intervention services to participants as needed
*Assist and support program participants to carry out personal hygiene; provide nutrition education, meal planning, grocery shopping, and food preparation; assist and support participants to perform household activities; assist participants with accessing needed entitlements/benefits; teach money management skills; help participants to access reliable transportation; assist and support participants to have and effectively use a personal physician.
*Consults with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
*Maintain accurate, up-to-date, thorough documentation in accordance with agency policies, Medicaid, and licensure requirements.
*Participate in weekly staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
*Other duties as assigned.
You must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field (social work, psychology, professional counseling or related field) and at least one year of experience providing services to persons with a severe and persistent mental illness. Knowledge of the mental health system, community resources, psychotropic medications, and state funded services preferred. Skills in ongoing client assessments, diagnosing, and formulating treatment goals and implementation of stability oriented services to persons with serious mental illness disorders required. Good computer skills required. Certifications in CPR, First Aid, Behavior Management and/or a dedication and commitment to obtaining them within 30 days of hire. These certifications are needed before client assignment can be given. Ability to interact in a professional manner with program participants, peers, and collateral agencies required. Good oral and written communication skills required. Valid driver’s license and ability to meet driving requirements is required. Personal vehicle usage is required. Experience with homeless persons and persons facing homelessness is strongly preferred.