Community Support Specialist

Mississippi Behavioral Health Services - Meridian, MS2.9

Full-time$14 - $16 an hour

PROGRAM: Community Mental Health Center/Private Provider

Mississippi Behavioral Health Services, LLC

REPORTS TO: Director of Community Support Services; Clinical Manager

SUPERVISED BY: Director of Community Support Services,Clinical Manager (LMHP);

Case Manager; Psychiatrist


  • Provides individual Community Support Services(CSS) services in the community.
  • Assists clients in developing goals for treatment within the first 30 days of service.
  • Assists clients in restoring, rehabilitating, and developing social and interpersonal skills.
  • Identify, enhance, and establish support networks, community awareness, coping strategies, and improve functioning in the individual’s social environments (home, work, school).
  • Help restore, rehabilitate, and support the development of daily living skills.
  • Help improve each client’s self-management of the negative effects of psychiatric or emotional symptoms.
  • Assists clients in identifying, effectively responding to or avoiding identified precursors (“triggers”) that lead to functional impairments.
  • Help implement Crisis Management Plan on an ongoing basis.
  • Participate in collaborative meetings with Mississippi Behavioral Health Services staff, other agencies or community and natural supports as needed.
  • Provide Crisis Intervention services to recipients as needed according to agency policies, procedures, and service definitions.
  • Communicate client’s status on a regular basis, including, but not limited to changes in mood or functioning, medical issues and all crisis and health and safety issues.
  • Be knowledgeable of and adept at producing effective, clinical documentation of every contact with recipient.
  • Turning in notes on time according to policy. Document all “no shows,” and communicate all difficulties contacting clients with appropriate office staff.
  • Be able, or willing to learn, to use computer interface to complete documentation for billing or other purposes as needed.
  • Attend all office trainings as well as regular clinical supervision sessions with Clinical Manager and/or Case Manager.
  • Document services provided regularly, concisely, and completely in accordance with clinical standards by office deadline.
  • Return phone calls promptly
  • Follow all safety rules


  • Has a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in a mental health related field; or
  • Is Credentialed as a Community Support Specialist by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.00 to $16.00 /hour


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work environment:

  • Work from home

Communication method(s) used:

  • In person
  • Email
  • Phone