Position Title: Health Home Specialist
Classification: Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
Location: 130 Wabasha St S Ste 100, St. Paul, MN 55107
Salary Range: $15.12 – $17.80 Hourly
Guild believes that dignity is a basic human right- which is why we work hard to connect individuals to proper mental health treatment, competitive employment, and stable housing. We serve individuals 16 and older who are experiencing serve and persistent mental illness, mental illness concerns, and chronic homelessness. On any given day, Guild staff serves nearly 900 individuals in the Twin Cities metro area. Services are mobile, provided in the community when and where needed. By looking at the holistic wellness of each client we serve, we are able to facilitate healing, growth, and new quality of life.
The Health Home Specialist provides high quality, integrated, efficient services for individuals served on Guild’s Behavioral Health Home Team. This position is community-based and assists individuals served in accessing resources that allow for improved health outcomes and quality of life. The Health Home Specialist partners with other team members to provide services.
- Diversity of needs and preferences across cultures.
- Factors that place individuals served or others at risk of injury or illness as well as strategies and techniques such as de-escalation to support individuals served in minimizing the risk.
- Laws, rules, and policies that affect services to individuals.
- Use a computer and internet technology in order to document progress collaboratively with individuals served.
- Assist in the implementation of the Health Action Plan for individuals served by providing coaching, assistance with applications and forms, and connection to resources and services.
- Recognize the elements of a problem that require an immediate response.
- Work independently in the community, as well as to recognize when other resources such as team support and clinical supervision are needed to ensure quality service.
- Develop creative, individualized strategies to assist individuals served in adopting behavior that improves mental, chemical, physical and social health.
- Relate to people effectively and with respect.
- Meet deadlines amid multiple, competing priorities.
- Advocate for and access available community resources.
- Implement a variety of approaches that are responsive to individuals served needs and symptoms of behavioral and physical health conditions.
- Think creatively and explore new alternatives.
- Exhibit a sense of personal and professional empowerment, and the ability to influence positive change.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Review own work and gain insight and understanding of outcomes and critical details.
Education and Experiences:
- High School Diploma
- Qualified as a Community Health Worker, Peer Support Specialist, Case Management Associate, or, Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker, Peer Recovery Specialist– all defined in Minnesota Statutes.
- Minimum of two year’s personal, or working experience related to the SPMI/SMI population, substance abuse, and/or the homeless population
- Demonstrated understanding of the cultural and social impacts on the ability to access health care.
- Experience coaching, tutoring, or training others
- Certified as Community Health Worker, Peer Recovery Specialist, or Peer Support Specialist
- Bi-lingual in one of the following: Hmong, Spanish, Arabic
Other Position Requirements
· Must be ambulatory and able to negotiate stairways.
· A valid Class ‘D’ Driver’s License, reliable vehicle, satisfactory driving record and necessary insurance.
· The ability to lift and carry heavy weights that could be up to or even exceed 40 pounds.
· Must not be actively receiving services from Guild Incorporated and must not have received services within the last two years.