• 40 hours per week; 8 hours a day with a lunch hour in between is a typical schedule. Flexibility in scheduling during the evenings and weekends is highly required in order to meet the needs of the clients we serve. There may be evening groups for those people who work during the day.
• The NHC member will provide screenings in the emergency department of Baptist Medical Center Nassau. The ED is open 24/7. During those times that Starting Point may be closed due to Holidays the NHC member may still be present in the ED providing screenings. The NHC member may also work extra hours in the evening and on weekends to make up lost time.
Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare (SPBH) is a private not for profit 501(c)3 community mental health agency that serves the community with mental health and/or substance use problems. We provide a wide variety of programs for all ages with special behavioral health and substance abuse programs for children, teens, women, families and older adults. Our mission is to promote emotional wellness through psychiatric, mental health and substance misuse treatment services, and community education and awareness. Our vision is to deliver unmatched behavioral health services to residents of Nassau County. The organization will be a vital part of our community, committed to world class service and the provider of choice for Nassau County residents and referrers. Its motto is “Healing Begins Here”
Traits that would assist the candidate be successful in the position would be a genuine desire to assist persons with cognitive disabilities or difficulties to succeed in life. They should be organized, detail oriented, have excellent communication skills, be patient, calm and kind. The candidate should enjoy serving diverse populations, patients and staff on a daily basis, both in person and over the phone.
Experience working with patients who have a mental illness is desirable but not required. Any experience in the healthcare field, especially with
persons with disabilities would be helpful, though not essential.
A candidate that can speak to a diverse population with basic knowledge of the disease process and cognitive limitations of persons with mental health and/or substance use disorders will be successful in this position. The member must be comfortable conversing with this population in both an individual as well as a group setting.
Basic computer technology skills with the ability to use the computer and speak with people concurrently are beneficial.
The ability to balance many different tasks that are unrelated to each other would be a plus.
Good organizational skills are a definite skill needed for any position in psychiatric healthcare.
Ideal candidate would be a person that has the ability to treat everyone with respect and instill trust easily in others is much desired.
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