SMA Careers >> Life Skills Coach - Part Time
Life Skills Coach - Part Time
Summary
Title:Life Skills Coach - Part Time
ID:4660
Department:Adult Outpatient Services
Location:301 Justice Lane, Bunnell, FL 32110
Description

Working Hours: 20 hrs/week; Days & Times Vary,
Non-exempt
 
 
This is a direct service position serving as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The incumbent has responsibility to carry out rehabilitation and support functions and assist in treatment; provide mental health and substance abuse services, education, support, and consultation; and provide crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees. Work is performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, and state and federal regulations. Work is reviewed through periodic meetings, reports written, client records, performance indicator results, direct observation, and conformance with agency/program policies, procedures and practices, state and federal regulations.
 

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED.  Consumer of mental health services currently or in the past preferred, and certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist is preferred. Additional education and/or experience may be required per program requirements.
  • Must be knowledgeable and have experience with care of adults with severe and persistent mental illness as well as chemically dependent adults.  
  • Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships and maintain healthy boundaries and respect for client rights and personal preferences.
  • Knowledge of the characteristics and problems of adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses, and/or chemical dependence.  
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications and their side effects.
  • Ability to quickly assess situations and use sound judgment in defusing potentially risk situations. 
  • Ability to identify services needed by clients during the rehabilitation process. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, medical and clinical professionals, and the general public.  
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise client documentation/reports. 
  • Ability to handle verbally and /or physically abusive and aggressive persons and utilize aggression control techniques to ensure the safety and well-being of the person, other persons, and employees on the team. 
  • Ability to incorporate cultural and age appropriate care into all aspects of communication and service delivery.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with other employees, program staff, persons receiving services, outside organizations, and others.

Responsibilities
  • As a member of a multidisciplinary team, provides case management and coaching to all clients in line with the required program model. 
  • Participates in treatment team meetings as scheduled.
  • Tasks may include locating and coordinating services; implementing interventions; educating  clients and the members of their networks; providing direct services in order to maximize community independence; building relationships; modeling behaviors; advocating for rights and preferences; transporting clients; going into clients’ homes; building employability and vocational abilities; modeling and teaching ADL skills; promoting wellness behaviors; developing social skills; counseling and advising; building budgeting skills; organizing and coordinating special events, projects, social activities, and outings; and supporting clients so that their quality of life is maximized. 
  • Completes documentation to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • Collaborates with and assists other SMA staff in a supportive case management role including sharing case management duties, actively participating in staff meetings, leading groups, participating in trainings, and sharing resources and information.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Commits to SMA’s Mission and Core Values.
  • Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
  • Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
  • Shows respect to others.
  • Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
  • Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
 
SMA Healthcare is a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
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