Youth CCS - Support Specialist
Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Job Responsibilities:Position Summary: The Comprehensive
Community Services (CCS) Youth Support Specialist position serves
as a member of the Youth CCS team providing individual skill
development and enhancement services to support youth and young
adults reach their recovery goals. The Support Specialist serves
youth at various stages of their recovery from mental health,
substance use, and co-occurring needs by embracing the youth's
strengths to meet their identified needs. The Support Specialist
role varies on each team and services are provided in the community
to meet the needs identified in the Plan of Care.Essential
- Act as a member of the CCS team providing services to youth and
young with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring
- Build off the person's strengths to meet their individualized
recovery needs. All services will be person centered and directed
by the individual being served.
- Provide individual skill development and enhancement services
that include training in communication, interpersonal skills,
problem solving, decision making, self-regulation, conflict
resolution, and other specific needs identified in the Plan of
- Services also include training in daily living skills related
to personal care, daily tasks, transportation, school, and
accessing and connecting to community resources and services
(including healthcare services) and other specific daily living
skills identified in the Plan of Care.
- Utilize various methods to serve people including but not
limited to; role modeling, monitoring, mentoring, supervision,
assistance, and cuing.
- Provide services in the community including homes and other
- Participate as a team member in team meetings with the
individual to create a Plan of Care, identify and prioritize goals,
and monitor progress toward meeting identified needs.
- Appropriately document all contact with the people being served
and team members to adhere to program requirements.
- Responsible for accurate documentation and maintaining a case
file as required by agency policy, government regulations, and
applicable local, state, and federal codes.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings, in-service training,
seminars, and conferences as required.
- Responsible for maintaining flexibility in daily work schedule
to adequately meet program needs.
- Responsible for adhering to agency policies and procedures
while carrying out daily responsibilities. Other Duties and
- Ensure people are able to get transportation to all CCS related
- Other job-related duties as may be necessary to carry out the
responsibilities of the position. Job Qualifications:Minimal
Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent required and 2
years of experience serving people with mental health, substance
use, and co-occurring needs preferred; Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Meet all WCS and contractor requirements for criminal and caregiver
background checks, driver's record, and drug screen. Valid driver's
license, automobile, and sufficient insurance to meet agency
requirements are required.pm21 Other Job Information (if
applicable):Work Relationship and Scope: Reports directly to the
Director of New and Emerging Initiatives in the Specialized
Services Division. Acts as a liaison with CCS Team members,
schools, community medical staff, family members, etc. as needed.
Personal Attributes: Follow agency Code of Conduct and Leadership
Code of Conduct; adhere to established policies and procedures of
the agency and of all funding sources; conduct self in an ethical
manner; maintain professional and positive relationships with
program staff, other WCS staff, people being served, and all
external persons and agencies involved with service provision;
sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and disability issues;
demonstrate commitment to agency values and mission. Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities: Knowledge and skills to work with a mental
health and substance use recovery population; organization skills;
experience in working with youth and young adults in recovery who
have mental health and/or substance use needs; ability to quickly
develop rapport with people, excellent assessment and interviewing
skills; good understanding of mental health needs; strong
understanding of the substance use population; ability to work
through difficult situations; flexible and able to multitask
throughout the work day; effective use of time and resources to
help maintain quality CCS services. Working Conditions: Work is
performed primarily in the community, including people's homes and
various community-based locations. Ability to work in an office
setting. Hours average 40 hours per week. Physical Demands:
Position is mobile with significant time spent in the community,
including transporting youth and young adults, home visits and
attending meetings; driving throughout Milwaukee County; must be
able to go up and down stairs. PI773da7ec36ed-31181-27479762
Keywords: Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee , Youth CCS - Support Specialist, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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