Skills Development Specialist - Colorado Springs - job 853914

AspenPointe, Inc.

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Employment type: Full-time

Job Summary:


As a key member of the client treatment team, the Skills Development Specialist works collaboratively to support clients in meeting their individualized needs and goals. Conducts functional needs assessment. Determines appropriateness of skill development services in order to help manage symptoms of mental illness and/or substance use disorders to either restore functional capacity or prevent deterioration in functional capacity. Utilizes client's identified strengths and knowledge base to develop ongoing stability of pinpointed areas of need. Under clinical direction, addresses specific skills deficits and build competencies including but not limited to: age appropriate life skills, including independent living skills; coping skills; relationship skills, including social skills, communication skills, conflict resolution skills and self-advocacy skills; and medication management skills. Collaborates with client and/or family members on effective skill development approaches based on age-appropriate developmental expectations and unique needs, to include but not limited to: coping style, previous experience, developmental level, culture, spirituality, family situation and emotional state. Conducts individual, family and/or group services in various settings, to include but not limited to: outpatient, home or community-based environments.


Essential Functions:



  • Conducts functional needs assessment; determines appropriateness of skill development services.

  • Collaborates with client and/or client's family to identify specific skills for targeted development.

  • Under clinical direction, addresses specific skills deficits and build competencies including but not limited to: age appropriate life skills, including independent living skills; coping skills; relationship skills, including social skills, communication skills, conflict resolution skills and self-advocacy skills; and medication management skills

  • Facilitates skill development groups.

  • Actively engages in treatment planning process. Continuously evaluates client's progress; provides feedback to client and/or client's family and treatment team.

  • Provides restoration to competency services to offender-based clients as needed.

  • Maintains accurate, concise and timely documentation of services provided.

  • Assists in mentoring Recovery Coach as applicable.


Qualifications


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:



  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or related field.

  • One (1) year of professional work experience or volunteer experience in the behavioral health field, preferred.

  • Working knowledge of community resources.

  • General understanding of behavioral health and/or substance use services.

  • Ability to take initiative and use critical thinking to independently problem solve.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Possesses the ability to easily build rapport with clients and other team members.

  • Proficient computer skills, to include Microsoft Suite, with the ability to type 25+ w.p.m. for the input and output of client information, using electronic medical records.

  • Embodies a commitment to:

  • Passion: a commitment to being present in the moment to create excitement and allow individuals to utilize their passion in daily functions. Help individuals connect their daily responsibilities with AspenPointe's larger mission.

  • Humility: Level setting with all parties and advocates for all voices within AspenPointe.

  • Corporate Citizenship: continued commitment to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of our workforce and their families, as well as of the local community and society at large.

  • Value in diversity: ability to recognize the value in differing perspectives, culture, etc., and leveraging those diverse components to develop experiences aligned with our internal and external communities.

  • Innovation: thinking differently than the status quo to explore opportunities that provide a competitive advantage.

  • FUN: Contribute to, and be part of, an environment where individuals feel joy, comfort and connected to the organization's larger initiatives, while simultaneously experiencing a sense of cultural acceptance and belonging.

  • Integration: cross functional implementation of theory, principles, and best practices from across the behavioral health industry in order to improve execution of strategies and deliver high quality experiences.

  • Excellence: unwavering commitment to work that reflects the standard our colleagues and persons expect and deserve.

  • Transparency: communication, steward of resources, and the mistakes one makes (Fail/Fail Fast/Fail Fast Forward), while giving credit where it is due.


  • Safety: speaks to interconnectedness of all facets (departments and personnel) of the organization.



  • Diversus Health does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.





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