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, 1408 Gregg Street Columbia, SC 29201.


Mental Health Specialist (NOW HIRING)

Function:
Under general supervision of the Group Home Administrator, assist/provide education related to housing issues and concerns including fire, safety and weather emergencies and, overall, to promote a safe sense of community living.

Employee Classification:
Considered a non-professional, non-exempt position that is full time, part time or PRN as needed.

Examples of Work:
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.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a good driving record. Must be certifiable in defensive driving, 15 passenger van driving, CPI, Standard CPR/1st-Aid and medication administration.

Minimum Requirements:
A High School diploma or equivalent. A minimum 2 years experience in a mental health or related field.


Licensed Professional Counselor (NOW HIRING)

Function:
Under limited supervision provides specialized clinical 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 licensed clinician 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 direct and indirect clinical counseling to clients
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.

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 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. 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.


Benefits Specialist (NOW HIRING)

Function:
Under general supervision of the Clinical Director, assists clients in obtaining crucial benefits through the Federal interagency initiative “SOAR” – Social Security Benefits: Outreach, Access and Recovery, when applicable benefits pursued include Social Security Disability/Retirement; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); EBT (food stamps); Medicaid; Medicare; and VA Benefits

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

Guidelines for Distinguishing Characteristics:
Perform full range of duties including but not limited to the area of application of benefits, income verifications and maintain client records.

Examples of Work:
Prepare and maintain individual client records
Assess clients and their needs through in-person interviews
Maintain record of clients assisted and benefits obtained
Prepare and submit benefit applications to appropriate agencies
Monitor applications in-process
Partner with case managers and clinical team to gather needed information for clients to complete the benefit application process

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to understand an utilize the “SOAR” initiative and disability application processes
Knowledge of the principles, policies and practices of office management
Knowledge of computer software to include word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications
Ability to collect and assemble information in a clear, concise manner
Ability to effectively plan and organize work activities and prioritize task completion according to schedules and goals
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, organizations and interested public or private groups
Ability to exercise judgement and discretion in interpreting and applying policies and procedures

Necessary Special Requirements:
Must have a valid South Carolina driver’s license and a good driving record. Must be certifiable in defensive driving and 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.


Housing Support Specialist (NOW HIRING)

Function: Under general supervision, organize and maintain the Supportive Living program. Assist participants in complying with tenant responsibilities outlined by the agency and/or properties leased by MIRCI.

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).
Assist with the processing of rental/utilities payments from HomeBase clients throughout the month.
Track maintenance requests sent to properties; and Inspect maintenance issues for resolution.
Conduct inspections of all units, at least quarterly.
Maintain spare apartment and storage unit keys.
Maintain furniture inventory listing.
Coordinate maintenance service as needed during afterhours (weekends and evenings) rotation.
Communicate and report in a timely manner all issues, concerns or incidents to supervisory personnel. Complete the required written documentation related to critical incidents within a timely manner.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of agency programs.
Working knowledge of HUD occupancy standards.
Ability to follow directions.
Ability to perform duties in a timely manner and adherence to requested deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively with clients.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a good driving record (position requires reimbursable driving of own vehicle). Must be certifiable in defensive driving and Standard CPR/1st-Aid.

Minimum Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, management or related area with a minimum of 5 years related experience. Additional experience may be substituted for degree.


Administrative Support Specialist (NOW HIRING)

Function: Provides administrative support with a moderate level of supervision to the PATH Outreach department of MIRCI. Reports to the PATH Homeless Outreach Coordinator and utilizes the HMIS system for data entry and coordination of services.

Guidelines for Distinguishing Characteristics: Performs secretarial and paraprofessional administrative duties, including, but not limited to data collection and referrals for PATH clients. Provides support for MIRCI SOAR Benefits Specialists. Maintains the Electronic Health Record and schedules psychiatric services. Assists in the linkage to Healthcare and Educational needs of the consumers served.

Examples of Work:
Compiles statistical data and reports.
Schedules Outreach Clients for Psychiatric Appointments
Receives referrals for PATH clients.
Receives and reads incoming correspondence; screens that which can be handled personally; forwards remainder with necessary background information to the appropriate staff member.
Performs a variety of administrative support and advanced office duties including operating computer equipment, typing, filing, etc.
Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies relevant to the agency.
Knowledge of Excel, grammatical rules, and/or clerical formats.
Working knowledge of general administrative service functions, and of the care of operation of standard office equipment and machines.
Ability to collect and assemble information in a clear, concise manner.
Ability to understand, execute and convey complicated oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to organize, coordinate and schedule work assignments.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in interpreting and applying policies and procedures.
Ability to deal effectively with the public in handling inquiries and communicating information.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must have a valid South Carolina driver’s license and a good driving record. Must have a reliable mode of transportation to use in performing agency business on a daily basis. Must be certifiable in defensive driving and CPR/1st-Aid.

Minimum Requirements: A high school diploma and a minimum of two years clerical experience, or an associates degree in secretarial science or other related field and one year experience. Must be able to type at a corrected rate of 35 words per minute.