Community Psychiatric Support Treatment
Department: Community Based Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Reports
to: Community Based Service Manager
Positions Supervised: None Amount
of Travel Required: 90%; Shawnee
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday; Varied hours between 7 am to 7 pm; Must
be able and willing to adjust work schedules based on their clinical case load
and the needs of individual clients.
**Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) candidates are encouraged and an added incentive is offered for this position**
The CPST provides goal directed supports and
solution focused interventions intended to achieve identified goals or
objectives as set forth in the client's individual treatment plan. CPST is a face-to-face intervention with the client
present; however, family or other collaterals may be involved. The majority of CPST contacts must occur in
community locations where the person lives, works, attends schools, and/or
- Provide direct services to serious emotional
disturbance (SED) children/youth and their families.
- Provide direct services based on the
philosophies and principles of the strengths model.
- Complete required trainings.
- Complete required background checks every two
- Assists the Client and family members or other
collaterals to identify strategies or treatment options associated with the client's
mental illness, with the goal of minimizing the negative effects of mental
illness symptoms or emotional disturbances or associated environmental
stressors which interfere with the client's daily living, financial management,
housing, academic and/or employment progress, personal recovery or resilience,
family and/or interpersonal relationships, and community integration.
- Provides individual supportive counseling,
solution focused interventions, emotional
and behavioral management, and problem behavior analysis with the client
with the goal of assisting the client with developing and implementing social,
interpersonal, self-care, daily living and independent living skills to restore
stability, to support functional gains, and to adapt to community living.
- Participates in and utilization of
strengths-based planning and treatments which include assisting the client and
family members or other collateral with identifying strengths and needs, resources,
natural supports and developing goals and objectives to utilize personal
strength, resources, and natural supports to address functional deficits associated
with their mental illness.
- Assist the client with effectively responding to
or avoiding identified precursors or triggers that would risk their remaining
in a natural community location, including assisting the Client and family
members or other collaterals with identifying a potential psychiatric or
personal crisis, developing a crisis management plan and/or as appropriate,
seeking other supports to restore stability and functioning.
- Assist youth and families with crisis planning
and provide crisis intervention services when appropriate.
- Act as an advocate for children/youth and
families. This will include assisting
the client and family in accessing needed resources.
- Provide coordination of multiple services for
youth and families.
- Participation in appropriate meetings for the
purpose of case review, case assignments and individual case planning. CPST Providers' caseloads shall be assigned
by appropriate Team Managers and caseload size is based upon the overall
clinical needs of persons on the caseload.
- Participate in internal and external networking
activities designed to increases the likelihood of meeting the client and
family's identified needs.
- Complete clinical documentation (session notes,
etc.) in a timely fashion. CPST
Providers are also expected to stay informed of agency developments by reading
memorandums and other agency related written communication.
- Respect and demonstrate ability to maintain
- Act as an ambassador of Family Service and
Guidance Center in the community setting.
This may include doing public educational and informational
- Supports and actively promotes the vision and
mission of Family Service and Guidance Center and the philosophy of the
- Other duties as assigned by respective team
managers or supervisors.
- BA/BS degree in human service field or 4 years of education/experience in a human service field.
- Must successfully pass the KBI, SRS Central Registry and all other background investigations.
- Valid driver's license, current auto insurance, a good driving record and a reliable vehicle are required.
working with children and families preferred.
and desire to work with children and adolescents.
communication skills (verbal and written)
- Customer focused (internal and
- Team oriented and ability to get along
- Excellent listening skills
- Demonstrates adaptability/flexibility
- Developed time management skills
- Developed organizational skills
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite with ability to learn other software
programs as necessary including Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
- Relationship building
- Problem solving
- Attention to detail and accuracy in work
- Ability to be collaborative
- Open to learning and accepting feedback
- Ability to maintain appropriate
boundaries and confidentiality
- Strengths based
- Family centered
- Community based
- Culturally respectful
Other Physical Requirements:
have sufficient ambulatory capabilities to work with children and adolescents
in the community based setting.
Position may require the ability to use physical holding (MAB) with
children and adolescents exhibiting out of control behaviors.
Community-Based working environment; requires flexible schedule; frequent
interruptions occur; expected to deal with individuals in crisis; risk of
exposure to aggressive and/or acting out (verbal and physical) children and
youth, and exposure to low socioeconomic homes and neighborhoods.
company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions
and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for
job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described.
It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions,
responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements
may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent
a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job
description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may