Wellness Navigator - Transportation Coaching
The Wellness Navigator for the Transportation Coaching Program will provide coaching activities to assist adults with serious and persistent mental illness in meeting their transportation needs and develop skills to become more independent. The ideal candidate will ensure clients are able to learn the public transit system and help reduce barriers associated with using this public system. The Wellness Navigator will also provide peer support services to encourage increased recovery.
WHO WE ARE
Looking to make a difference? Our mission at Interim is to provide services and affordable housing to supporting members of our community with mental illness by building productive and satisfying lives in a world in which people with mental illness are able to live, work, learn and participate fully in the community. Join our team and instill hope in the community.
WHAT WE OFFER
An exceptional benefit package including; Medical/Dental/Vision/403(b) retirement plan and Life Insurance. Offers competitive Vacation and Sick time.
Competitive Compensation; Non-Exempt; 20 hours/week up to 40 hours/week; Eligible for overtime.
Required: GED or High School Diploma. Applicants must have lived or family experience of recovery from mental illness. General knowledge of; community resources, insight into the needs and potential of the population served, recovery process and the ability to promote mental health recovery & evidence-based practices, skill to teach and engage in basic problem-solving strategies to support individual clients in self-directed recovery, signs and symptoms of mental health challenges (i.e. auditory and visual hallucinations, aggressive talk and behavior, thoughts of self-harm or harm towards others, isolation), ability to assist the client to address symptoms using strategies such as positive self-talk, and other techniques, flexibility, ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals, good interpersonal skill, good English communication skills, both verbal and written, ability to work one-on-one with clients without supervision, organizational skills and ability to keep detailed records, functional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Excel, Word).
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree. Bi-lingual in Spanish.
Valid California driver's license; auto in safe operating condition; auto liability insurance; good driving record; criminal record clearance; proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Wellness Navigator will assist with the following duties:
1. Use agency vehicle to transport clients to appointments, meetings and recreational activities as assigned.
2. Assist in alternative approaches for getting clients to their appointments. Such as, taxi vouchers, public transportation.
3. Provide peer support services to encourage increased recovery activities and connections to community resources.
4. Educate clients on how public transit works and assist in reducing fears associated with using the public system.
5. Assist clients in articulating personal goals for recovery and whole health through the use of one-on-one. During these sessions the Navigator will support clients in identifying strengths to add to client’s healthy habits.
6. Assist clients in working with their case worker and/or psychiatrist to determine steps to take in order to achieve the clients’ goals as part of a self-directed recovery journey.
7. Assist clients in setting up and sustaining a schedule of attendance for self-help support groups, as well as means of locating and joining existing groups and activities to support whole health recovery.
8. Provide client-centered services, focusing on the present. Listen, respond empathically and engage in problem solving.
9. Identify, assess and respond to crisis situations.
10. Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery-based services that will aid the client in daily living.
11. Assist in obtaining services that suit the individual’s recovery needs by providing names of staff, community resources and groups that may be useful.
12. Inform clients about community and natural supports and how to use these in the recovery process. Community resources may include but not limited to: Bienestar Health Clinic, OMNI Resource Center, Supported Education and Employment Services, Central Coast Center for Independent Living, Department of Social Security, housing, etc.
13. Document the following on the client’s treatment/recovery plan: identified person-centered strengths, needs, abilities, and recovery goals progress made toward goals.
14. Utilize Avatar medical records system, other computer software, and databases.
15. Maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the mental health field by reading books, journals, and other relevant materials; share recovery materials with others at continuing education seminars (and other venues to be developed to support recovery-oriented services); and attend in-service training when offered.
16. Participate in staff meetings: Communicate and collaborate with other staff related to clients’ needs and program, agency and other business.
17. Other duties as assigned.
Ability to: operate a motor vehicle; climb stairs; possess good communication skills; meet the requirements of the classification and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. Capable of the following extended activities: standing, sitting, climbing stairs.
Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting 25 pounds or more and bending in the performance of infrequently performed office duties.
This job description is intended to have an accurate reflection of the qualifications and job duties; current management reserves the right to revise the job at any given time when circumstances change. This job description replaces all previous description for this position.
Interim, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
Interim Inc. is guided by the precept that in no aspect of its programs, services or employment practices shall discrimination be permitted because of race, color, national origin, gender, age, creed, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, citizen status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristic protected by state or federal law. To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, reasonable accommodations are made for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless hardship, direct threat to health or safety, or other job-related consideration exists. Individual who feel that they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of membership in one of the protected classes should contact the following: Director of Human Resources, Interim, Inc., PO Box 3222, Monterey, CA 93942. (831) 649-4522.