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Community Support Specialist, School-based

Due to rapid expansion in all of our clinics, we are offering a $1000 sign-on bonus for Community Support Specialist positions; additional $2,000 sign-on bonus for Qualified Mental Health Professionals. We are eager to be able to continue to serve clients in our service areas and need you to make this happen!

The School-Based Community Support Specialist serves as a liaison between children/families and the school and other external systems, and provides a wide range of services, depending on the needs and expectations of each child and family. Evening & weekend availability required as needed by families served. Collaborative documentation with families served also required. *This position will serve the St. Clair School District, K-12.

CHN team members enjoy a collaborative team environment, and competitive benefits, including quarterly performance incentives.


  • Act as a liaison and ambassador for Compass Health Network to and between the agency and School Districts
  • Serves as a consultant to school systems' staff, providing mental health consultation and information on a wide range of mental health topics
  • Actively collaborate with other systems' staff regarding assigned children and their families, and participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to advocate for the mental health needs of the child/family
  • Provide individualized behavioral health services based upon strengths, needs, abilities and preferences identified collaboratively with client/family, focused on supporting client's movement toward recovery/resiliency goals
  • Assist client/family in the development of the Wellness Plan
  • Provide services from a holistic, person-centered, strengths-based perspective, incorporating coaching surrounding the Eight Dimensions of Wellness; supporting client/family in completion of goals.
  • Assist the family with accessing, locating and arranging services and resources to assist in achieving their goals
  • Provide educational information and skill building to client/family and school staff regarding areas of concern such as daily living skills, education, symptom management, communication/relationships with focus on improving functioning
  • Assist client/family in developing natural support systems including work with family members, school staff, legal guardians, etc.
  • Assist with completion of initial and annual assessments and Wellness Plans as directed by Supervisor
  • Will seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency client and family
  • Driving is an essential function of the position


  • Bachelor's degree in a human service-related field required
  • Master's degree in psychology, social work, rehabilitation/vocational/pastoral counseling, family therapy or closely-related field preferred


  • The completion of a practicum or at least one (1) year of experience under the supervision of a QMHP preferred
  • All experience must include working with individuals with psychiatric, substance use, and/or developmental disabilities
  • A valid driver's license and agency established minimum automobile coverage required


  • QMHP preferred

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.

Full time
Union, MO 63084, US