• CLS Specialist (039)

    Posted Date 7 days ago(4/13/2018 4:08 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Service Line
    Hope Network-Behavioral Health Services New Passages
    # of Openings
    Direct Support Professional
    Combination Shift
    Hours per Week
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department : Name
  • About Us

    Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides a full range of services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or individuals with emotional well-being needs to achieve a maximum level of independence, community integration, and satisfaction with life. Our continuum of care stretches across the state assisting persons with intensive and varying acuity needs. Whether someone needs 24 hour therapeutic supports, personal care, community living support, benefit and service brokering, brief or short-term counseling, or any of our many community services, our behavioral health team is there to serve. We do all of this because we believe every person can be more, can do more, can go further than anyone ever imagined. We help people overcome.


    The CLS Specialist will provide direct and inter-active treatment to high acuity individuals in the program.  Role models appropriate behavior and teaches life skills to residents.  Provides coaching in areas of daily living skills or independent living skills to enhance the resident’s ability to reach his/her highest level of independence.  Uses assessment skills and knowledge of each individual’s plan to encourage development of appropriate interaction, anger management, and coping skills. Will also assist leadership in maintaining managerial tasks and will participate in creating and modeling a program mission statement and charter.


    This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions.  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management.

    1. Engage persons-served in problem solving, skill building training, and side-by-side activities.
    2. Facilitate and/or monitor in-house and in-community therapeutic and recreational activities.
    3. Dispense, administer, and monitor medication, via professional order, as directed.  Document dispensing and/or administration of medication immediately after the event.
    4. Conduct the new client orientation.
    5. Provide community living supports to include, but not limited to: meal preparation, laundry, routine facility care and maintenance, activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, socialization and relationship building, leisure activities, and attendance at medical appointments.
    6. Provide, as appropriate, personal care services to include, but not limited to: eating/feeding, toileting, transferring, etc.
    7. Create in clients an awareness of their powers and self-worth, health, home, and community. 
    8. Document on the progress, or lack of progress, towards goals of persons in crisis at the close of each day.
    9. Provide supreme customer service, always being courteous, responsive, professional, and helpful to the organization’s internal and external customers.
    10. Know the contract requirements for your program/service.
    11. Create welcoming customer service environment.
    12. Contribute to the security of the facility by helping to monitor the access or visitors.
    13. Provide and/or assist with transportation, as needed.
    14. Ensure that the routine/customary daily, monthly, quarterly, and/or annual internal data reports (required from CLS Specialist) are submitted on time.
    15. Aid in making sure that 100% of contract/grant compliance reporting requirements are completed and submitted by due date.
    16. Adhere to high levels of health and safety practices.
    17. Adhere to applicable licensing rules, accreditation standards, Codes of Ethics, and Corporate Compliance, Policies and Procedures, and Employee Manual.
    18. Attend and actively participate in team staff meetings.
    19. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by Program Manager in an effort to ensure consumer health, safety, and well-being and to promote a customer friendly environment.
    20. Current Michigan driver’s license with acceptable driving record according to HNBHS corporate policy.
    21. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.


    Educational / Talent Requirements:
    1. Associate degree, certification or higher from an accredited university or institution of higher learning OR 2 years of experience in Crisis or Residential treatment-like environment.


    Work Experience Requirements:
    1. Two years or more experience in Crisis Services and/or Behavioral Homes.



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