Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Talbert House and Centerpoint Health


Thank you for your interest in Talbert House and Centerpoint Health! You can find out more about our affiliation, search for job openings (they are regularly updated) or apply for a specific position by visiting the employment section of our web page:

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Please note that once you go through this process, your application is not complete! If you demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position(s) you applied for, within three business days, you will be emailed a link to complete an online competency match from Completing this competency helps our organization match candidates with open positions. If you do not receive an email, make sure to check your spam/junk mail folder for it.

You will need to complete this competency match for your application to be processed. Applicants have five days to complete the competency match, after which their applications are rejected. However, the sooner this is completed, the sooner an application can be processed. Not providing a valid email address may delay the processing of your application. Additional employment information and descriptions of the programs listed above can be found at &

Here are some examples of jobs with these companies:

ADAPT FOR MEN (Job Code: 325-105)
Position: ASM A-1 (01048)
Company: Talbert House

This is a full time, first and second shift position. Work days are Monday through Friday (some weekends required). Requires High School diploma or GED equivalent. Prefer one year experience in a residential/security environment monitoring the activities of residents/others. A new hire must complete an internal training and become a certified drug test collector within 30 days of hire. Must have Microsoft Word computer skills.

Job Overview: Monitor the activities of the unit and provide accurate and timely documentation as needed. Will provide awake and alert coverage, complete intake paperwork on incoming residents, collect urine screens, conducts random searches of the facility and any other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will serve as a positive role model at all times.

(NEW!) ADULT CASE MANAGEMENT/COLLEGE HILL (Job Code: 4001-83, 4001-85)
Position: CSM A-3 (304093, 304022)
Company: Centerpoint Health

These are full-time, first shift positions. Work days are Monday through Friday. Requires equivalent to a Bachelor's degree, prefer course study in a related social service field and one year experience in social services. Must have basic computer skills (Microsoft Office). Requires a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance, as well as, dependable transportation. During the first eight weeks of employment, new hire must complete an internal training and pass a competency test on electronic clinical documentation software (CATT).

Job Overview: Incumbent will perform all duties associated with CPST community case management, i.e., work with a caseload of SMD clients, provide services specific to level of care established, and other duties associated with monitoring, referral, linkage, advocacy, education, etc.

Other minimum qualifications: New hire must be able to lift and carry groceries and other objects for clients when they aren't able to. New hire's must be able to climb 3 flights of stairs in a building that doesn't have an elevator. New hires must be able to have their own vehicle to use for assisting clients out into the community. New hires must meet agency requirements for their drivers licenses. New hire must be able to meet the agency's requirements for documentation and utilization.

NEW!) PATHWAYS FOR WOMEN (Job Code: 331-188)
Position: ASM A-1 (01031)
Company: Talbert House

This is a full-time position working mainly second shift. Requires High School diploma or GED equivalent. Also requires the ability to learn quickly, as the environment is ever-changing. Prefer course study in Criminal Justice/Criminology and two years experience working with offenders. Must have basic computer skills (Microsoft Office preferred). A valid driver’s license and current auto insurance are required. A new hire must complete an internal training and become a certified drug test collector within 30 days of hire.

Job Overview: Patrol buildings and/or grounds to assure safety, custodial care, discipline, surveillance of juveniles and security of property, buildings, and equipment areas (e.g. checks for fires, damage, loss, theft, equipment malfunctions, locks and unlocks doors when required); observe and investigate abnormal situations, report findings, take action as appropriate to job role; perform related security and safety functions (e.g. screen and check personnel entering and leaving premises, monitor, assist in controlling residents by intervening); oversee medication room, dispense medications and maintain documentation; handle and/or assist in emergency situations until contact with or in cooperation with appropriate authorities (e.g. administers first aid); respond to emergencies and prevent escapes or incidents, which threaten safety or security of facility, staff, clients, or general public by intervening when conflict occurs to de-escalate (e.g. utilize verbal prevention strategies and approved physical fight break up techniques); perform routine non-clinical intake duties as required by site; assist clients and peers in making decisions utilizing appropriate client supervision techniques; recognize behavior changes and monitor client location; operate vehicle to complete federal and state clients' employment and residence checks; complete and provide accurate and timely documentation (incident reports, log entries, etc.) and related record keeping duties; report and receive reports regarding safety violations and any other unusual conditions; and conduct and/or assist in investigations (e.g. contraband incidents). Will also communicate key information in a timely manner, answer telephones, answer questions/inquiries, maintain accurate records, and collect urine samples, as well as, train on collecting samples, and complete federal home and employment checks. These are eight hour shifts where duties are split between standing and sitting.

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