Job Opportunities

To apply for available position(s), complete the Employee Application and submit by email, fax (803-939-2646 ), or standard mail to MIRCI, PO BOX 4246, Columbia, SC 29240.

 


Licensed Addictions Specialist: (NOW HIRING)

Function:
Provides assessment, treatment planning, individual, family and group counseling for patients in the Transitional Youth Drop in Center.  Specializes in work with adolescents experiencing mental health and substance abuse problems.  General supervision from ACT team coordinator and case specific supervision from psychiatrist.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for responding to phone calls and inquiries from clients, physicians or other referral sources requesting counseling services
  • Accurate documentation in the Electronic Records System or assessment software
  • Providing appropriate therapy and guidance related to a client’s specific symptoms
  • Developing appropriate individualized treatment plans with specific goals and objectives, as well as measurable outcomes
  • Making necessary referrals to outside agencies

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge related to addictions and a working knowledge of various and persistent mental illness and related psychiatric treatment.
  • Prefer candidates with knowledge or experience with local community homeless and supportive housing provider network.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective contact with individuals, families and representative of other professional disciplines.
  • Empathetic
  • Willing to work flexible hours and able to work independently with discretion
  • Able to establish and maintain good relationships with other agencies involved in services to alcohol and drug users and people who are homeless.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing. 

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related human service field.  Certified as clinical addictions counselor through SC Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors or able to complete certification within two years. Must be certifiable in defensive driving and Standard CPR/1st-Aid.

Travel or Other Special Conditions:
Must be flexible and willing to work beyond required hours of work when and if extra effort is required to complete assignments or if dictated by crises.  Most services will be provided at the drop in center, in the community or in natural settings.  Will be required to be on call.

 


Direct Support Staff – Group Home: (NOW HIRING)

The Direct Support Professional for the residential program for individuals with psychiatric and  intellectual/developmental disabilities is responsible for assisting individuals to live a self-directed life, assisting with activities of daily living, implementing individual programming, and being responsible for the routine operation of the home while on duty. 

  • Provide supportive and emergency response to residents, as needed, and perform other related duties as required and needed for the welfare of the residents.
  • Assist residents with ADL’s and help residents understand the importance of personal hygiene and keeping all living areas in the group home clean and safe through demonstration and evaluation.  Provide quality supervision/training for residents on all activities of daily living.  Provide quality leisure groups/activities.   Provide quality redirection and intervention(s) as necessary.
  • Identify any physical and/or behavioral changes with appropriate documentation, report observations in staff meetings and provide input regarding resident issues.
  • Document according to Policy and Procedures and Quality Assurance in a timely manner, as well as in the Group Home Daily Log book.
  • Develop and maintain therapeutic relationship with all residents.
  • Assist and supervise the daily maintenance of the residence, as well as the preparation of meals and self-administration of medications and activities to improve social skills/interaction.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to persons served.
  • Ability to exercise judgement and discretion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to maintain information in a confidential manner

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Must be certifiable in defensive driving
  • Must be certifiable in 15 passenger van driving
  • Must be certifiable in CPI, Standard CPR/1st-Aid and medication administration
  • A High School diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a mental health or related field

Youth Center Licensed Social Worker/Counselor: (Unavailable at this time)

Function: Under limited supervision provides specialized clinical services, including the provision of individual and group counseling of an advanced nature for youth/young adults who have experienced severe and persistent mental illness, trauma, and/or emotional problems participating in a Behavioral Health setting. The licensed Professional Counselor will report directly to the Clinical Director.
Employee Classification: Considered professional, exempt position that is regular full-time.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participates in treatment team meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Provides advisory and consultative services to other counselors within the programs of the agency.
  • Provides emergency services including, but not limited to, crisis intervention and assessments, and during after-hours rotation.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Provides group, individual and psychosocial rehabilitative services.
  • Provides documentation of services provided within 24 hours of service.
  • Coordinates, plans, and implements regularly scheduled groups and activities for assigned clients.
  • Performs array of clinical functions to assist clients in recovery

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of methods, principles and practices of clinical counseling.
  • Extensive knowledge of psychopathology and patient management within a psychiatric setting.
  • Extensive knowledge of group dynamics and human development.
  • Ability to evaluate counselor skills and program needs and to apply counseling theory in a clinical setting.
  • Some knowledge of basic health and welfare services provided by other public and private agencies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective contact with individuals, families and representatives of other professional disciplines.
  • Knowledge of individual and group behavioral traits.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care.
  • Some knowledge of the techniques of interviewing and counseling.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree from an Accredited School of Counseling, Social Work or Mental Health. Must have a SC Licensure of LPC, LPC-I, LISW-CP, or LMSW and 2 years of experience in a clinical counseling program. Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a good driving record. Must be certifiable in defensive driving and Standard CPR/1st-Aid. Training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is preferred.


Licensed Mental Health Professional: (NOW HIRING)

Function:Under limited supervision formulates and executes specialized programs and services, including the provision of individual and group counseling of an advanced nature for adults who have experienced severe and persistent mental illness or emotional problems participating in a Behavioral Health setting. The LMHC will report directly to the Clinical Director.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participates in treatment team meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Provides direct and indirect clinical counseling to clients
  • Participates in the planning of treatment activities
  • Provides emergency services including, but not limited to, crisis intervention and assessments, and during after-hours rotation.
  • Provides advisory and consultative services to other counselors within the programs of the agency.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Provides group, individual and psychosocial rehabilitative services.
  • Provides documentation of services provided within 24 hours of service.
  • Coordinates, plans, and implements regularly scheduled groups and activities.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of methods, principles and practices of clinical counseling.
  • Extensive knowledge of psychopathology and patient management within a psychiatric setting.
  • Extensive knowledge of group dynamics and human development.
  • Ability to evaluate counselor skills and program needs and to apply counseling theory in a clinical setting.
  • Some knowledge of basic health and welfare services provided by other public and private agencies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective contact with individuals, families and representative of other professional disciplines.
  • Knowledge of individual and group behavioral traits.
  • Some knowledge of the techniques of interviewing and counseling.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.

Qualifications:A Master’s Degree from an Accredited School of Counseling, Social Work or Mental Health. SC Licensure of LPC, LPC-I, LMSW, LISW-CP and 2 years of experience in a clinical setting. Preference will be given to those who licensed and are also Certified Rehabilitation Counselors or Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselors.Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a good driving record. Must be certifiable in defensive driving and Standard CPR/1st-Aid.


Para Professional – Weekends: (NOW HIRING)

JOB FUNCTION:
The Para-Professional will assist residents in MIRCI’s Youth in Transition Drop in Center Program in developing or refining skills needed to live independently in an apartment in a community setting. The clinical counselor will also provide transportation for the residents to scheduled activities, and will be responsible for creating a monthly activity calendar.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A Bachelors degree in guidance, counseling or the social sciences and 2 years experience in a mental health setting.

Employee Classification:
Considered professional, non-exempt position that is regular part-time.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • Knowledge of providing rehabilitative assistance to individuals diagnosed with a severe mental illness.
  • Knowledge of crisis interventions.
  • Knowledge of group dynamics and human development.
  • Clear knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with clients and other staff members.
  • Ability to evaluate client and program needs and to apply counseling theory in a clinical setting.
  • Knowledge of basic health and welfare services provided by other public and private agencies. 

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Provides individual, group and crisis counseling to participants in program
  • Provide rehabilitative services to clients served, and respond to client needs effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Facilitates community meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Provides advisory and consultative services to other counselors and staff within the programs at MIRCI 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a good driving record.


Housing Specialist: (NOW HIRING)

Function: Under instruction of Operations Director, organize and maintain Supportive Living program.

Employee Classification: Considered professional, exempt position that is regular full-time.

Guidelines of Distinguishing Characteristics: Performs duties including but not limited to the area of housing for MIRCI.

Examples of Work:

  • Conduct move-ins/move-outs (paperwork), interims (due to income changes) and annual re-certifications (in conjunction with lease renewals).
  • Complete move-in inspection of unit.
  • Purchase items for new move-ins (Walmart, Dollar General, etc.).
  • Coordinate resident moves (Supervise movers).
  • Maintain housing records (paper files, HMIS, electronic tracking schedule).
  • Collect rental/utilities payments from HOME clients throughout the month.
  • Track maintenance request sent to properties as listed by clients and staff. Inspect maintenance issues for resolution.
  • Conduct quarterly and HQS inspections of all units.
  • Maintain spare apartment and storage unit keys.
  • Maintain furniture inventory listing.
  • Coordinate/provide maintenance service as needed during afterhours (weekends) rotation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of programs of MIRCI.
  • Have a working knowledge of HUD occupancy standards.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to perform duties in a timely manner and during time periods requested.
  • Ability to communicate effective with clients.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a good driving record.  Must be certifiable in defensive driving and Standard CPR/1st-Aid.

Minimum Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, management or related area and minimum of 5 years relevant experience.  Additional experience may substitute for degree.


Homeless Youth Outreach Worker: (NOW HIRING)

Function: Under general supervision of the Youth Project Director, and in coordination with the Homeless Outreach Coordinator, engages in daily outreach to those in the Midlands who are homeless to provide assistance with securing food, shelter, clothing and referrals to other supportive services with focus on youth/young adults in the 17 to 24 year age range.

Employee Classification: Considered a professional, exempt position that is regular full-time.

Guidelines for Distinguishing Characteristics: Conduct daily street outreach to develop a relationship that will assist clients with addressing barriers to obtaining services and housing and appropriate health care needs.

Examples of Work:

  • Participates in treatment team meetings of the Youth Drop-in Center.
  • Provides advisory and consultative services to other counselors within the programs of the agency.
  • Conducts a VI-SPDAT (Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decisions Assistance Tool) on all new clients to connect them to the proper intervention and services.
  • Ensures all program data is accurate and entered into HMIS.
  • Identification and outreach to homeless persons to determine who is in need of services.
  • Provides street case management services with the goal of linking youth to long term supportive services and housing.
  • Works with agencies / organizations to maximize clients’ abilities to stabilize housing and improve self-sufficiency.
  • Works with MIRCI’s Homeless Outreach Team throughout the community to identify and engage youth/young adults who are homeless or at risk.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of methods, principles and practices of clinical counseling.
  • Some knowledge of basic health and welfare services provided by other public and private agencies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective contact with individuals, families and representatives of other professional disciplines.
  • Some knowledge of the techniques of interviewing and counseling.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a good driving record.  Must be certifiable in defensive driving and Standard CPR/1st-Aid.  Some local travel within the community.

Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences and 2 years of experience in a clinical counseling program.


Operations Director: (NOW HIRING)

JOB FUNCTION: Under limited supervision from the Executive Director, ensures the management of all housing programs of MIRCI is carried out efficiently and effectively in compliance with regulatory agencies. Along with Director of Finance and Administration, Clinical Director, and Executive Director of MIRCI, provides senior management services related to the day to day operations of the agency and acts on behalf of the agency in interactions within public, private, legislative and community at large exchanges.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management or a related field, and at least four years experience in a non-profit, social services, housing or other relevant agency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to relate effectively in all working relationships
  • Clear knowledge of operational structure of the agency and ability to make valid assessments of needs for the organization.
  • Ability to provide clear guidance related to operations of the agency to staff and clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communications with public, private, legislative and community at large representatives.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other senior managers and Board of Directors of MIRCI.
  • Knowledgeable in evaluation process and development and oversight of programs of the agency.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Oversee adherence to CARF standards and handle Quality Improvement Plan as defined during accreditation review.  Coordinate with all managers of the agency for ongoing CARF compliance and scheduled accreditation site visits, to include the following:
    • Monitor Quality Improvement Plan
    • Review/revision of policy and procedures
    • Conduct annual Health and Safety Audits
    • Conduct quarterly emergency drills
  • Oversight and approval of resident correspondence – re: housing violations, terminations, etc.; facilitate evictions for clients who refuse treatment or relapse
  • In collaboration with Clinical Director, coordinate move-ins of new residents
  • Lead weekly housing committee meetings
  • Responsible for oversight and regulatory requirements for all HUD 811 programs
  • Responsible for HUD Continuum of Care Programs, to include:
    • Oversight of Grant Compliance in record keeping
    • Review of invoicing and/or electronic funds requests
    • Review and collection of outstanding rents and/or utility bills for residents
    • Overall management of the programs
  • Participates in grant writing and reporting
  • Management of physical plant needs for agency, including vendor selection; and ensuring all properties are well maintained.
  • Vehicle Fleet management, including:
    • Repairs and inspections
    • Tracking of vehicle logs
    • DOT reporting
    • Accident reporting
  • Direct Reports:
    • CoC Housing Coordinator
    • 811 Housing Director
    • Maintenance Staff