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Community Support Specialist - CST

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

: Responsible for providing individualized, comprehensive, and community-based treatment, support, and rehabilitation services to persons with severe mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders. Provides therapeutic interventions that facilitate illness self-management, psychosocial rehab, skill building, identification of natural supports, and use of community resources. Uses intensive outreach strategies to engage participants in services. Monitors participants’ symptoms and medication regularly. Implements crisis services in consultation with supervisor/psychiatrist and makes sure that participants are safe and obtain timely access to services. Serves as a liaison with other systems of care. Documents all services using program standards


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, social work, or a related field or preferred (or) 5 years of experience in mental health or human services.

  • Experience working with persons with psychosocial rehabilitation services, psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and/or development disorders required. 

  • Experience working with diverse ethnic populations required. Personal vehicle, current driver license and insurance, good driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier. 

  • Carries cellular phone at all times to respond to participant/program needs. 

  • Flexibility to work on weekends, evenings, holidays during emergencies.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Association House of Chicago does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital status, pregnancy, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service and any other classification protected by local, State, or Federal law.

Application Instructions

Please email Yvonne Rodriguez, Human Resources Coordinator with your resume and cover letter directly at

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