Interim, Inc. Community Support Worker I - Workforce Education and Training (WE&T) in Monterey, California

The Community Support Worker I reports to Assigned Supervisor and program responsibilities may vary by task. Duties may include any of the following depending on job site:

  1. Engage clients in the program, orient new residents to the community and program.

  2. Use agency vehicle to transport clients to appointments, meetings and recreational activities as assigned.

  3. Perform basic office duties; e.g., answer program phone calls and record messages.

  4. Clean and straighten program facilities, offices, bathrooms, storage, patio areas.

  5. Assist clients, individually or in groups. Write meeting notes and other notes as requested.

  6. Co-facilitate various self-help or other groups.

  7. Encourage and support recreational activities, employment.

  8. Attend staff meeting as assigned.

  9. Attend Interim and program training as assigned.

  10. Keep appropriate documentation as assigned.

  11. Work as a member of a support team.

  12. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Direct experience as a consumer of public or private mental health services;

General work experience or volunteer work;

High School Diploma or GED preferred;

Ability to follow directions;

Good English communication skills, both verbal and written;

Bi-lingual skills desirable;

Ability to keep basic records (timesheet, phone messages, vehicle log, attendance sheets, etc.

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  1. Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all times.

  2. Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and promote the agency’s goals

  3. Maintain the strictest of confidentiality.

  4. Comply with the agency policies and standards

  5. Ability to work with diverse staff and clients and excel in a multi-cultural environment.

  6. Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times.

  7. Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience.

    SALARY: $11.00 to $11.90/hour (3 steps); must work minimum 225 hours per year to qualify for eligibility for step increases.

HOURS: Anticipated schedule: 10 hours per week; eligible for overtime.

PHYSICAL and SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Ability to operate a motor vehicle; ability to climb stairs several times per day to second floor; ability to see well enough to read documents, memos, data on a computer screen; ability to hear normal conversations and answer phones; ability to verbally communicate with staff, residents and agency visitors orally and in writing; hand, finger and body coordination sufficient to use appropriate office machines and write legibly; driving requirements may be waived depending on specific job site.

Capable of the following extended activities: standing, sitting. Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting up to 20 pounds and bending, in the performance of infrequently performed duties.

REQUIREMENTS: Over 18. For sites/positions that require driving, must have valid California driver’s license and should have a minimum of two years’ driving experience; ability to pass Interim’s driving test and drive a van; maintain a good driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier.

Interim, Inc. is a private non-profit agency which provides residential treatment, affordable housing and social rehabilitation programs for adults with psychiatric disabilities.

*Applicants must complete an Interim Application for Employment in order to be considered for the position. To learn more about Interim and to apply for this position, please go to our website at http://www.interiminc.org/employment/ .

Interim, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Interim, Inc. is guided by the precept that in no aspect of its programs, services or employment shall discrimination or harassment be permitted because of sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, age, creed, religion, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local 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. Individuals 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.