Performs rehabilitative consumer care to include engagement into the PATH Program and linkage to other services as needed. Provides support, information, referrals, follow-up, and technical assistance to individuals served and provides general consultation to staff and community partners to assist in the successful diversion of individuals with a mental illness to appropriate treatment needs and recovery. A Services will be mobile in nature, contacting homeless persons in the community with the goal to successfully mainstream this population into the community services. Under the supervision of the PATH Program Supervisor.
Minimum of an eighth-grade education. Must be diagnosed with a mental illness or Major Depression, Bipolar, or Schizophrenia, or Schizoaffective. Must have been homeless. Must not be on probation or parole, or other legal involvement.
Knowledge of community resources, ability to relate to homeless individuals, ability to link and refer individuals to community services, and ability to document services in the current system being used by the Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. Must have a valid Texas Driver's license with a good driving record and reliable transportation.
Graduation from High School or GED.
Knowledge of community resources.
History of incarcerations and substance abuse, and must be in recovery.
One year direct care experience.