● Provide direct care to clients and may serve as the primary direct support worker to specified caseload under clinical supervision;
● Provide individual supportive coaching, solution-focused interventions, emotional and behavioral management, and problem behavior analysis with the client.
● Participate in and utilizes strengths-based planning and treatments, that includes identifying strengths and needs, resources, natural supports and developing goals and objectives to address functional deficits associated with the client’s mental illness.
● Serve as a resource person for other professionals and paraprofessional in their specific area of expertise;
● Attend and participate in individual care conferences, treatment planning activities and discharge planning;
● Function as the client's advocate in all treatment decisions affecting the client;
● Prepare and write notes or other documents related to recovery (e.g assessment, progress note, treatment plans, etc.
● Assist the client in developing social and interpersonal skills;
● Assist the client with developing daily living skills to improve self-management of the negative effect of psychiatric or emotional symptoms that interfere with a person's daily living;
● Contributing to the development of the client’s crisis contingency plan;
● Implement learned skills so that the client can remain in a natural community location and achieve developmentally appropriate functioning; and
● Assist the client with effectively responding to or avoiding identified precursors or triggers that
● Excellent oral and written communication skills;
● Active listening skills (paying attention to what others are saying, seek
clarification on points, and asking appropriate questions;
● Social perceptiveness (being aware of others’ reactions to conversations and conditions around them);
● Critical thinking and good problem solving and decision-making abilities;
● Positive professional caring attitude;
● Excellent time management skills;
● Ability to work as a member of a team.