New River Valley Community Services

  • AFS REACH Coordinator

    Job Location US-VA-Blacksburg
    Posted Date 2 years ago(8/30/2016 11:32 AM)
    Job ID
    2016-1821
    # of Openings
    1
    Salary Details
    $36,317 annually
  • Overview

    REACH is a systems-linkage approach to supports and is an acronym for Regional Education Assessment Crisis Services Habilitation. The individuals who benefit from REACH have intellectual disability and mental health conditions or challenging behavior that is negatively affecting their quality of life. The underlying philosophy of REACH is that services will be most effective when everyone involved in supports and treatment is allowed to participate actively in treatment planning and service decisions. In order for this to occur, collaboration between service providers and with service users is needed.

    Responsibilities

    The REACH COORDINATOR provides direct crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, and crisis prevention services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health needs, The REACH Coordinator also provides community and provider education coordinates admission into REACH services.

     

    The position will be located in Roanoke. Must be willing to travel with occasional overnights. Rotating evening and weekend call is required.

    Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited university with at least a Master’s degree in a human services related field and two years of experience working with individuals with DD/MH or a bachelor’s degree and five years of experience working with individuals with both DD/MH diagnoses. Prefer individual who has experience working with both children and adults. Certification in CPR and First Aid is required. Must be certified by the Virginia REACH Program within 12 months of beginning training. Driver’s license and acceptable driving record are required.

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