The Bridge, an innovative and well respected mental health agency serving adults with serious mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and co-morbid medical conditions is seeking an LPN to join its Ageing Services Program.
- Intensive outreach in the community including inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facilities, community-based social service provider sites, and participants’ homes.
- Individual support and skill building and the promotion of optimum mental and emotional health, including preventative strategies to reduce medical risk. Ability to engage individuals around issues of substance use, mental health, medical issues, family and social relationships, stress and symptom management, activities of daily living, and medication management.
- Community navigation including accompanying to behavioral health and medical appointments, travel training, engagement in community recovery supports, referral to needed services with ability to identify and address potential gaps and barriers to such services.
- Foster relationship with treatment teams, community providers, and other partners to ensure that recipients are connected with appropriate services.
- Attend and participate in team meetings, supervisory sessions, in-service trainings and staff development.
- Monitor and record recipient’s progress with respect to treatment goals.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum education and experience requirements: LPN with minimum of 1 year experience working with adults diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Training and/or experience in community based mental health is preferred, as is training and/or experience with geriatrics.
Essential knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Must be able to use public transportation to provide in-home visits
- Must be comfortable providing in-home services to a geriatric behavioral health population
- Basic knowledge of mental illness, substance abuse, chronic health conditions and trauma informed care
- Ability to learn and apply evidence-based assessments and best practices
- Ability to participate on a team to accomplish tasks
- Ability to work with all stakeholders in a caring and respectful manner, and with understanding of and consideration for cultural differences. Must be able to effectively interact, communicate, and work collaborative with all levels of employees, clients, and community contacts.
- Basic knowledge of treatment, rehabilitation, and community support programs as they relate to recipients and their families
- Basic knowledge of techniques for identifying risk, including crisis management techniques
- Excellent organizational and planning skills.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills to document services in accordance with program standards.
- Some computer literacy required. Ability to use agency Electronic Health Record to document services.
- Bilingual a plus.