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East House Corporation Community Outreach Counselor - Mental Health in Rochester, New York

Community Outreach Counselor - Mental Health

Rochester, NY (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1111+Elmwood+Avenue+Rochester+NY+14620)

Description

For over 50 years, East House has been moving lives forward by empowering individuals with persistent mental illness and substance use disorders to recover and to live healthy, fulfilling lives in their community. Our family of dedicated East House employees takes pride in accompanying our clients through every obstacle and success on their journey towards recovery and independence.

East House offers work-life balance and flexibility, along with a great hands-on, experiential opportunity to work in a client-centered environment. If you are looking to join a knowledgeable team, learn something new every day, and truly make a difference in people’s lives, then this opportunity may be right for you!

Community Outreach Counselor - Mental Health

If you …

  • Like to be out and about in the community

  • Enjoy a fast paced environment

  • Work well in a setting where every day is a different day

  • Are looking to build connections and networks within the Mental Health field

  • Are seeking hands on experience with persistent mental illness diagnosis

  • Enjoy working on a team and with collaborative partners

  • Value a work-life balance

  • Enjoy a sense of flexibility and independence with the ability to hold themselves accountable

Then this may be the job for you!

Job Description:

Provides outreach, engagement, support, and counseling to individuals transitioning from inpatient hospitalization to more independent community living. Interacts independently with clients one on one in clients’ homes and in community settings utilizing knowledge of mental illness, substance use, physical health, safety and sound judgment. Maintains an organized caseload of frequently changing individuals in engagement status. Partners with clients in pursuing Service Plan goals through coaching, teaching, and counseling within the scope of the program’s services. Teaches, supports and assists with activities of daily living/functional performance including: personal hygiene, maintaining safe and sanitary living area, meal planning, money management, daily scheduling, community integration, healthy behavior and symptom management, medication management, self-advocacy, and rehabilitation skill building. Assists clients with maintaining ongoing contact with care providers, following through with appointments and treatment recommendations and informing appropriate providers of outcomes. Collaborates with other East House staff and external providers to coordinate client services. Manages time efficiently and effectively to maintain accessibility to clients. Maintains familiarity with all clients through participating in Case Reviews, reviewing communication logs, etc. Maintains documentation to set standards. Position involves travel within Greater Rochester area and five surrounding counties. This program is licensed by NYS OMH.

Hours:Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Requirements

  • A high school diploma and 3 years of human services work experienceOR

  • An associate’s degree plus two years human services experienceOR

  • A bachelor’s degree and 1 year human services experienceOR

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • All employees are required to have a valid NYS motor vehicle license, safe driving record, and an insured personal vehicle for use at work.

Compensation:

Wages are determined based on job-related education and experience.

The East House benefits package includes a choice of two affordable HMO medical plans, generous paid time off, a choice of two vision plans, a dental plan, a 401(k) plan with company match and annual safe harbor contribution, short term and long term disability insurance, company paid and optional employee life insurance, flexible spending accounts, financial assistance for employee education and training, employee discount programs, paid mileage, paid holidays, shift differentials, and more.

East House Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. East House Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

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