• Parent Support Specialist

    Posted: 03/30/2020

    Compass Behavioral Health in Scott City is hiring for the position of:

    Parent Support Specialist

    Status: Full-Time

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    A high school or equivalent
    Must be 21 years of age
    Must have valid driver's license with no more than two moving violations in the last three years.
    Must be flexible on hours for families and Compass Behavioral Health
    Work Location: Scott City

    The Parent Support Specialist will have a working understanding of the dynamics and needs of families with SED children or adolescents. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience caring for children, adolescents or family members with SED and/or other disabilities. Experience in providing direct service is preferred. The Parent Support Specialist will provide education, support and training for families of children in Community Based services so that they are able to make educated choices about their children's mental health treatment and education. They will enhance services to families. They shall encourage families to obtain broad based knowledge and information, and to engage in networking with other parents and mental health providers.

     


    Qualifications
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must be 21 years of age. Must have valid drivers license with no more than two moving violations in the last three years. The Parent Support Specialist will have a working understanding of the dynamics and needs of families with children or adolescents experiencing a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) or other disabilities. Preference will be given to parent and/or caregiver of an SED child. Experience in providing direct service is preferred.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Employee is required to complete state required on-line certifications prior to billing of services. Must attend State approved live training within six months of hire. Will complete CPI, CPR and First Aid training and keep current on certifications.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

     

    The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    PERSONAL APEARANCE: Adheres to policy HR: 3.37

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work settings as well as transportation to these locations will vary and the environmental and physical properties will be diverse. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to a typical office environment and interaction with many different persons. In addition, the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s License and be insurable under the Mental Health Center’s policy in order to operate a Center vehicle. The employee will interact with many different persons in varying stages of recovery from their mental illness.

     

    COMMENTS: This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

    Please apply online at: http://compassbh.org/employment/