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Department of Behavioral Health Seeks Consumer Applicants for Transitional Specialist Positions

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
September 18 Meeting Scheduled to Receive Applications

Washington, DC—The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health is holding a meeting to receive applications from current or former users of mental health services for part-time transitional specialist positions to work with individuals in care at Saint Elizabeths Hospital who are preparing to reintegrate into the community. A family member who has cared for a person with mental illness also may be considered.

The meeting is at 4:30 pm, Thursday, September 18, Room 218, Department of Behavioral Health, 64 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC.

 A transition specialist will participate with the Saint Elizabeth treatment team to provide information on social development and functioning, activities of daily living (self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management), and family structure and relationships.

 Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED or must have taken a peer advocacy course offered by DMH within the last calendar year.  Other requirements:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in reading and writing
  • Full or part time paid or voluntary work experience (not necessarily consecutive)
  • Able to establish trusting relationships with individuals with mental health or mental health and other co-occurring conditions
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team

For more information, contact Vivi Smith, Director, Office of Consumer and Family Affairs, on (202)673-4377 or [email protected] .