Monday, December 17, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
2% COLA effective January 5, 2019
Salary: $28.78 - $35.02 /hr.
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Status: Inter-Agency
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This is an inter-agency recruitment only. The Calaveras County Mental Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency is seeking a Case Manager III to join their amazing team. This full time position will work traditional hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, and comes with a comprehensive benefits package.
Under general direction and supervision, provides case management services and crisis triage support for youth 0-21 and their families. This position will serve primarily in a mobile capacity, coordinating with the Behavioral Health Services Crisis Outreach Team, Child Welfare Services staff, and school staff, providing triage and parent engagement services where needed in the community, e.g. on school campuses, homes, safe public places, at the local hospital, or where ever mental health crisis is needed. Priority is given to immediate crisis intervention, and then to follow up assistance or early intervention.
This is the advanced level Case Management position. Applicants are expected to possess extensive knowledge and skills regarding the provision of case management services and community resources related to mental health, substance use disorder, conservatorship, and related issues. Applicants are also expected to understand the principles and practices of behavioral health and/or substance use disorder services, principles and practices of case management, rehabilitation methodologies, social aspects of mental illness, addiction and substance use and the scope of activities of public and private health and social services agencies. Incumbents are also expected to understand the basic principles of leadership as they may act as a subject matter expert and/or provide supervision to lower level staff assigned to a program or worksite as needed.. This position is different from a Case Manager I/II as applicants will generally be assigned to a specialized program in house or with a partner agency/department.
- Provides advanced level case management and related services either in house, in the field, or with a partner agency/department.
- Operates independently with limited supervision and may be assigned a worksite at another Department, Division, etc.
- Participates in individual and multi-disciplinary treatment planning activities and monitors treatment plans.
- Conducts orientation, educational, and individual and group rehabilitation services.
- Evaluates and provides intervention for crisis, including in the field.
- Develops resource listings.
- Assists with placement and discharge planning for mental health treatment for clients placed on involuntary psychiatric hold.
- Attends court hearings as appropriate.
- Represents assigned program and provides outreach and training to staff, community partners, etc.
- Collects data on interventions provided and participates in program evaluation efforts.
- Participates in community activities dealing with issues related to the impact of mental illnesses, addiction or substance use disorders on the community and on consumers of behavioral health services.
- Attends staff meetings, treatment planning, and monitoring through utilization management and review.
- Works to support medical clinical staff, administrative staff, consumer employees and volunteers in accomplishing overall consumer and agency goals.
- Works with legal counsel as it pertains to conservatorship cases.
- Provides on-call coverage.
- Maintains accurate and timely documentation of interventions and activities that meet or exceed reimbursement standards.
- Provides programmatic training and supervision in a subject matter expert capacity (non-management).
- Other duties as assigned
Community resources related to mental health, conservatorship and/or addiction or substance use disorder and related issues, and understanding of principles and practices of case management, social aspects of mental illness, emotional and behavioral disorders, addiction and substance use disorder; scope and activities of public and private health and social services agencies.
Apply the principles of current mental health and/or addiction or substance use disorder treatment practices, agency policies and procedures; establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of persons contacted in the course of the work; utilize technology for case management services, write clear, accurate and concise notes and reports; maintain an objective and empathetic understanding of mental illness, emotional and behavioral disorders, addiction, substance use disorders, and related problems. Work collaboratively with other service departments, community partners, and/or the public.
Training and Experience:
Graduation from high school and four years of experience performing duties equivalent to those of a Case Manager II; or
An Associate’s Degree in Human Services, or a related field, and three years of experience performing duties equivalent to those of a Case Manager II; or
A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, chemical dependency, or a related field and two years of experience performing duties equivalent to those of a Case Manager II; or
Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology, social work, chemical dependency, or a related field and one year of experience performing duties equivalent to those of a Case Manager II.
Possession of an appropriate California driver’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Interested individuals must submit the following:
- Updated Calaveras County application
- Cover letter
Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process. Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process. Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Mobility to work in a standard office environment; use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; physical ability to frequently stand and walk; sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone.
This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.