Part-Time SOAR Specialist

Job Number: 21-387-6685

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years.  As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

SOAR Specialist Job Summary: The SOAR Specialist completes SOAR applications and provides specialized training, advocacy and assistance to consumers who may be eligible and wish to apply for SSI/SSDI benefits. Services are provided to identified individuals who have experienced or at risk of homelessness accompanied by significant behavioral health, medical, and/or substance abuse issues utilizing a recovery-based and trauma-informed perspective. The SOAR Specialist operates in a dynamic environment, develops extensive knowledge of community resources, collaborates with interdisciplinary teams and cultivates a clinical skill set by forging therapeutic relationships with diverse community members. The SOAR Specialist may operate in non-traditional settings and unstructured environments to meet individuals where they are at.

The SOAR Specialist works in partnership with racially and culturally diverse individuals to define and facilitate their desired life outcomes. SOAR Specialists participate in diagnostic evaluations and provide assessment of strengths, preferences, functional impairments and symptoms of psychiatric and/or co-occurring disorder(s) at regular intervals to ensure optimal and personalized services. The SOAR Specialist works under the general supervision of the SOAR Team Lead as well as a LPHA who provides ongoing evaluation and oversight of assessments, diagnoses and treatment. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • An employee in this position must possess knowledge of severe and persistent mental illnesses and commonly co-occurring disorders and case management/service coordination principles.
  • An employee in this position must effectively communicate their clinical impressions, assess the strengths and functional impairments of those they serve and collaborate with racially and culturally diverse individuals to achieve their goals.
  • An employee in this position must collaborate professionally with an interdisciplinary treatment team and be adaptable to a wide variety of service environments and rapidly evolving clinical circumstances.
  • An employee in this position must possess a beginning knowledge of the principles of psychiatric crisis intervention and be prepared to interact with emergency medical and psychiatric service providers to ensure the safety of Integral Care staff and clients.
  • An employee in this position must possess computer skills necessary to document work performed and demonstrate the ability to work efficiently to complete all assessments and documentation in a timely manner.
  • An employee in this position will possess knowledge of SOAR best practices and Social Security claims processes.
  • Bilingual candidates preferred.
  • SOAR Specialists prioritize self-care and seek assistance to manage secondary traumatic stress and counter transferential effects that may result from service provision with vulnerable populations.

SOAR Specialist Education:

Required:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field. 

Preferred:

  • Master's Degree

SOAR Specialist License: 

Required:

  • Current and valid driver's license and a clean driving record. 
  • Center certification as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). 

Hours: Part-Time, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Salary:  Starting Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) salary is at $38,479 - $40,739 based on education, but internal applicants are subject to Integral Care's QMHP career ladder. 

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)

QMHP Keywords: Qualified Mental Health Professional, QMHP, Case Manager, Rehabilitation Specialist, Service Coordinator, Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Specialist, Social Worker