Trauma Support Specialist

Focus on Renewal

McKees Rocks, PA

Employment

US$21.64-21.64 (hourly)

Counseling/Social Work

Jul 13

(2 positions available)

Position Summary:

The Trauma Support Specialist will work as part of a team of individuals with specialized skills committed to providing trauma-informed outreach, engagement, assessment and case management services to community members. The position offers a hybrid work approach and flexible scheduling.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Assess consumers using mental health screening tools that identify various mental health and behavioral health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and/or substance use disorders.
  • Identify Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and establish goal plans to address these experiences
  • Develop a counseling/goal plan to address mental health and behavioral conditions identified during the assessment process; refer program participants to other agencies/services as necessary
  • Track consumer progress against goal plans; modify goals/plans as necessary
  • Educate consumers and related individuals about strategies to address the identified mental health and behavioral disorders
  • Travel to a consumer’s designated location to provide services as requested; a flexible schedule may be necessary

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or a related field
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in counseling individuals with various mental health or behavioral health conditions
  • Experience working with residents in low-income neighborhoods
  • Working knowledge of services/resources in the community
  • Strong problem-solving and collaboration skills
  • Excellent communications, project management and records management skills
  • Maintain confidentiality of information
  • Trained in trauma-informed care and mental health first aid
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Act 33 and Act 34 clearances
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 virus

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