· Help clients identify their strengths and needs and develop an individualized rehabilitation plan (IRP) that includes long-term and short-term goals, interventions, and measures of progress.
· Decrease rates of homelessness, incarceration, hospitalization, and suicide.
· Lessen racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic disparities in mental health status and treatment retention.
· Foster financial stability and independence.
· Encourage vocational and educational development.
· Enhance clients’ abilities to advocate for themselves and develop a positive self-image.
· Improve clients’ social functioning at school, work, home, and in their communities.
· Help clients replace unhealthy coping skills, such as substance abuse, high-risk sex, and violence and aggression, with healthy, enriching methods of coping
· Forge partnerships with community organizations, Howard County schools, and the Department of Social Services.
· We will provide clients with a comprehensive assessment of their treatment needs at intake, discuss their progress monthly, and review their IRPs at the age-specific review period intervals.
· To ensure that goals and interventions are person-centered, culturally relevant, and age-appropriate, Direct Care workers will check in weekly with clients and/or their legal guardians about their opinions, values, and needs, and will consistently encourage clients to express their cultural preferences for treatment.
· The rehabilitation specialist will collaborate at least once every 3 months with all our clients’ therapists to ensure therapy treatment adherence.
· Direct Care Workers will be trained on how identify clients at risk of harming themselves and/or others and will respond to threats by taking the steps outlined in our Risk Management (RM) plan.
· Direct Care Workers will consistently monitor changes in clients’ mental health symptoms and communicate with their therapy providers at least once per month to implement hospitalization prevention interventions.
· We will partner with and communicate quarterly with the following schools, substance abuse treatment programs, local organizations, and government agencies.