Life Skills Specialist
This is an entry level and/or unlicensed professional position involved in direct service delivery efforts. This position applies a variety of psychological methods and techniques in the assessment and evaluation of behavior, personality and intelligence; develops specific treatment plans and provides therapeutic counseling in accordance with plan. The minimum qualification for this position is a Master's degree in a clinical area, which also required a clinical practicum. Therapist who are not state licensed or are not licensed at a final level (i.e. ALC, LGSW, etc.) will be classified as a Therapist/ Non-Licensed. Therapists assigned to specific subgroups such as children, adolescents or elderly, will be required to have 2 years specialized training/experience to work with such subgroups or shall receive 2 years supervision by a staff member with specialized training/experience.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION SPECIALIST
This job has the basic responsibilities of direct service delivery to youth, parents and community. This position is responsible for all paperwork involved in service delivery, following the components of the annual Prevention Plan and keeping up with current Prevention strategies. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a human services or related field, and during the first year of employment, must obtain the 75 hours of specialized education to become an Associate Prevention Specialist.
This is a direct service position involving direct consumer contact within the nursing home setting. The amount of contact is dependent upon the consumer’s needs and level of dysfunction. This position is involved in the treatment process to help prevent inpatient hospitalization and to enhance the quality of life of nursing home consumers who have a mental illness.Bachelor’s degree in a human service field is required.
HIGH INTENSITY CARE COORDINATOR
This individual will assist youth up to the age of 21 who have a Serious Emotional Disturbance or Severe Mental Illness in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services. The High Intensity Care Coordinator works directly with the young person and their family to assess their needs, develop a plan of care, and coordinate with the care team to ensure the plan is implemented.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in a human services related field or social work program.
Must be able drive to families’ homes, community events, and/or schools as needed at times which may involve climbing stairs. May provide transportation to youth as necessary. Must have a valid Alabama driver’s license. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have basic typing/computer processing skills Must be able to complete and pass the Alabama Department of Mental Health Case Management training.
PARENT PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST
A person who is currently parenting or has parented a child experiencing a mental, emotional, or behavioral health disorder. This person may be the birth parent, adoptive parent, family member standing in for an absent parent, or other person who has fulfilled the role of parent. They need to be able to share their lived experience with other parents or family members.
Required Qualifications: Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
Must have capacity to work flexible hours including evening/weekend availability based on the needs of the parent.
Must be able drive to families’ homes, community events, and/or schools as needed at times which may involve climbing stairs.
Must have a valid Alabama driver’s license. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have basic typing/computer processing skills. Must be able to complete and pass the Alabama Department of Mental Health Parent Peer Support training.