Community Integration Specialist-963731

Pathways of California

Community Integration Specialist-963731

San Diego, CA
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Welcome to Pathways of California’s career website! If you are passionate about helping others and enthusiastic about your future, we want you to join our team!

    Our company is known for an unwavering commitment to exceptional value and recovery-focused, quality care. We are experts in the field of behavioral health care, providing cutting-edge mental health and substance use community-based services and offer a dynamic employment experience! Pathways offers competitive salaries and benefits, comprehensive on-boarding and job training, a supportive learning environment, ongoing education in the use of evidence-based, promising practices and much more! We have over 30 outpatient behavioral health locations nestled throughout our communities located in Kern County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County.

    Pathways is seeking an innovative and purpose driven individual to join our team as a Full-Time Community Integration Specialist that will be responsible for providing direct services to participants and coordinating needs for each participant on their caseload for our Catalyst program

    Catalyst is an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. Catalyst provides full service partnership services to Transitional Age Youth (TAY) ages 16 to 25 with a serious mental illness, and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in San Diego County. Catalyst’s ACT team provides comprehensive, individualized services in an integrated and continuous manner. Services are collaborative and recovery-oriented, and treatment includes: psychiatric assessment, medication management, individual therapy, substance abuse treatment, co-occurring disorders treatment, supportive housing, resource linkage, advocacy, family psycho-education and therapy, supportive employment and education development, legal assistance, community integration services, peer support and group counseling.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    Provide participant and family support

    Mentor participant in communication skills, affect management, problem solving, stress management and other life skills

    Assist participants in contacting and utilizing community resources

    Participate in development of wellness and recovery plans

    Transport participants to accommodate community relationships, use of personal car or vehicle is required

    Other duties as assigned or necessary to support your department and/or the company

    RECOVERY REQUIREMENTS

    Provide the best customer care possible.

    Identify and build upon the strengths of consumers, coworkers, and the communities we serve.

    Support consumers’ steps towards Recovery and Wellness.

    Create an organizational culture that respects and celebrates the diversity of our consumers.

    Value learning as an ongoing process that enables us to better service our consumers and establishes our leadership in the industry.

    Research and utilize our industry’s best practices and analyze our own services to ensure the best possible outcomes.

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field from an accredited college or university and/or experience working with youth in an employment or volunteer capacity preferred

    Proof of: valid California driver’s license and auto insurance, as well as proof of education are required

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    Must be outgoing, personable, caring and friendly

    Must demonstrate a high level of maturity; have common sense; exercise good judgment

    Must be able to relate to people in a positive, non-threatening manner

    Should possess good social skills; warmth, kindness, and compassion for people

    Must be flexible and adaptable to changes in the Recovery Model and its progression

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Office Environment (not remote position). Requires extensive sitting with periodic standing and walking;

    May be required to lift up to 20 pounds

    Requires significant use of computer, tablet, phone and/or general office equipment

    Needs adequate visual acuity, ability to grasp and handle objects

    Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone

    Will require off-site travel 20% - local and out of state (meeting, county and/or client needs)

    Pathways is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic