Discharge Specialist (CSU) Hamblen

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood.

Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: CSU Discharge Specialist

The Ideal CSU Discharge Specialist performs appropriate and specific discharge planning services for CSU clients. This function is exclusive to this position in order to ensure continuity of care.  Meets with each client daily to assess needs and acts as a liaison with other providers to access services to reduce recidivism. Contact and follows up with each  community mental health center or other providers to ensure that scheduled aftercare appointments are made, makes referrals to specialized treatment programs, and also works to connect any specific needs regarding housing, etc. May also accompany client to aftercare appointments if warranted. Works closely with the CSU Team Leader and CSU resident counselors to maintain continuity. Serves as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing treatment, rehabilitation, and support for client population.  May also provide the direct individuals and group treatment services within the CSU. This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. Regular attendance is an essential job function Due to CSU and WIC being 24 hours/7 days per week programming, the following expectation is applied to all staff working in these programs: 

  • All staff will be present and on time for shift in order to relieve previous shift.
  • All staff will stay on shift until relief coverage arrives. 
  • All staff have been briefed on the nature of the programming and understand that shifts must be covered in order to keep our staff and clients safe.
  • All staff recognize that if bad weather is predicted be prepared to make it in prior to poor travel conditions and to stay until relieve staff can make it in.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $15.08 /hr based on relevant experience and education.

Travel: This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. An F Endorsement is required as staff members may be required to provide transportation in their personal vehicle. Staff members are reimbursed for use of their vehicle for this purpose. This position may be required to travel to out of state conferences/meetings as applicable.

Equipment/Technology: This position does require high level computer skills for timekeeping, scheduling and use of electronic medical records entry, and extensive experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Outlook).

QUALIFICATIONS - CSU Discharge Specialist

Education:

A Bachelor's degree in a health related field of counseling, psychology, or social work or non-degree and three years of experience working with individuals with mental illness or special populations with co-occurring and dual diagnoses preferred.

Experience / Knowledge:

Must have course work and or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and crisis intervention.  Experience in working with special populations including individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Dual Diagnosis Disorders preferred. Must have intricate knowledge of community resources and exceptional customer service qualities. Computer experience is helpful.  Minimum of one year's experience working in a crisis setting preferred.

Physical:

  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones.
  • Close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal and physical de-escalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, running, and walking.
  • Physical de-escalation techniques will only be implemented at McNabb Center facilities and not in community settings.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. 
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

The McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

MC is an EOE. MC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.