Client Advocate I (Abbeville and McCormick)

State of South Carolina

Job title: Client Advocate I (Abbeville and McCormick)

Company: State of South Carolina

Job description: Job Responsibilities

With our Agency’s mission to support the recovery of people with mental illnesses, we provide a complete array of medical and support services for children, adults, and families throughout South Carolina.

This is a REPOST. Previous applicants need not reapply, your application is still being considered.

This position is located with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Beckman Center for Mental Health Services. This will serve Abbeville and McCormick Counties.

Peer support is provided under the support and supervision of a Mental Health Professional. It is structured therapeutic activities with an individual or group provided by a trained, self identified consumer of mental health services. A Peer Support Specialist guides patients towards the identification and achievement of specific goals defined by the patient and specified in the Plan of Care. Peer Support Services promote community socialization, recovery, self advocacy, and the development of natural supports.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State: A high school diploma and relevant human services or social services experience. A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for the required experience.

Agency: Be a current or former patient of mental health services. Successful completion of Peer Support Specialist Certification class. Meet the necessary training requirements annually to maintain certification as Peer Support Specialist.

Note: When Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet the Agency Requirements.

Additional Comments

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency. We provide affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex – including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. Please account for any and all gaps of employment in your application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of application completion nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave accrual per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs

Beckman MHC invites you to share our vision and passion for serving others!!!

An Opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team that makes a difference in the lives of others.

Gain valuable on the job training, expertise and skills in evidence based treatment, problem solving, communication and networking.

Be part of an innovative and diverse workforce of dedicated public mental health leaders.

Extensive benefits package worth 41% of salary.

Position is considered essential and may be called back during crises/disasters/emergencies.

Expected salary: $29061 – 53769 per year

Location: McCormick, SC – Abbeville, SC

Job date: Mon, 13 Mar 2023 08:53:25 GMT

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