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Qualified Professional CST 

Category Adult Mental Health Services  

Position Summary:

This is a service provided by an interdisciplinary team that ensures service availability 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and is prepared to carry out a full range of treatment functions wherever and whenever needed.  Individuals are referred to the CST team who have a mental health or substance use disorder diagnosis and meet the needs of at least two life domains described in the CST service definition. The CST team shall be staffed by individuals who shall meet Qualified Professional status according to 10A NCAC 27G .0104..

Essential Job Functions:

Engages individuals in CST services as required by the service definition.

Coordinates services and assures person-centeredness in all aspects of the service planning process.

Develops holistic, integrated interventions.

Participates in the initial development, implementation and on-going revisions of the Individuals’ Person Centered Plan (PCP), Crisis Plan, and Housing Support Crisis Plan and assists with submission of periodic authorization request for continuation or establishment of services to the LME-MCO.

Participate in “first responder” coverage and crisis response with the LME-MCO, provide crisis support to the individual by the initiation of WRAP or other crisis support plan. When required make immediate telephone contact with the individual and a face-to-face within 90 minutes after a crisis has occurred.

Participate in the provision of structured rehabilitative interventions to individuals served such as Assessment, Individual Housing & Tenancy Sustaining Services, Money Management, and Entitlements, Activities of Daily Living, Personal Health, Wellness, and Recovery, Promote Community Integration

Coordinates communication with guardians, care coordination, housing stakeholders, landlords, Behavioral Health Services and other agencies serving the individuals being supported.

Develop relationships with agencies that provide housing services, i.e., Housing Authority, permanent supportive housing providers, rapid re-housing providers, HUD-VASH, NC Housing Finance Agency, and relationships with local landlords to increase access to appropriate, safe, and affordable housing.

Maintains case records as required by licensing and funding entities standards and regulations.

Coordinates communication with guardians, care coordinators, behavioral health providers and other agencies serving the individuals being supported.

Maintains good work habits regarding attendance, punctuality, appearance and effective working relationships with co-workers, LME-MCO staff, employers and individuals being supported.

Accepts other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an approved, accredited institution.
  • Able to be credentialed as a Mental Health Qualified Professional or Associate Professional according to 10A NCAC 27G .0104.
  • Knowledge of community housing resources.
  • Have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully provide CST to adults with mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with the Adult Mental Health population
  • Possesses current, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license.
  • Possesses current, unrestricted vehicle insurance and provide own transportation for use in fulfilling job requirements.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Co-Occuring Disorder Specialist  
Division Community Support Team  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location CST Mt. Airy  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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