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Salary: I: $ 21.35 - $25.96 /hr.
II: $26.61 - $32.36 /hr.
Range: 7377 / 7788
Job Status: Full- Time
Job Type: Permanent
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Under general direction and supervision, provides case management services, crisis intervention, and individual/group rehabilitation services to children/youth with severe emotional disturbance.
Case Manager I
This is the entry-level position in the Case Manager series. Applicants are expected to possess knowledge regarding the provision of case management services and community resources related to mental health and/or substance abuse and related issues. Applicants are expected to acquire additional knowledge of case management services, rehabilitation methodologies and community resources, and the management of emotional and behavioral disorders as additional experience is gained. Incumbents may become eligible for promotion to the Case Manager II level upon demonstration of progressively responsible job assignments and performance, independence of action, decision making and attainment of required experience.
Case Manager II
This is the journey-level position in the Case Manager Classification series. Applicants are expected to possess considerable knowledge regarding the provision of case management services and community resources related to mental health and/or substance abuse and related issues. Applicants are also expected to understand the principles of behavioral health and/or substance abuse services, principles and practices of case management, rehabilitation methodologies, social aspects of mental illness, addiction and substance abuse and the scope of activities of public and private health and social services agencies.
(Duties vary depending on assignment)
- With direction and supervision, conducts reviews of consumer functioning.
- Assists with daily living needs.
- Maintains regular contact with, and support for family and child/non-minor dependent and monitors psychological, mental, emotional, physical, and environmental well-being through phone contacts, email and home visits.
- Implements parent/guardian coaching/training, and assists other significant persons involved on the treatment team in coaching and transferring strategies and skills necessary to help children meet their established goals outlined in the treatment Plan.
- Maintains effective lines of communication with Clinical Team and Program Management with regard to program needs.
- Attends and participates in appropriate staff trainings; attends outside training events and conferences as requested.
- Maintains confidentiality and HIPPA regulations in all matters within the organization with respect to personnel, operations and children.
- Provides resource information, linkages and referrals to additional community organizations for continued treatment and support.
- Meets with consumers to monitor their status and to assist with recovery from mental illnesses and disorders.
- Maintains organized progress notes for each client contact; timely documentation of interventions and activities.
- Provides necessary reports to agencies; develops resource listings for professional assistance.
- May transport consumers to and from facilities.
- Support efforts and programs specific to Health and Human Services Agency programs as determined by program assignment.
- Works to support medical, clinical staff, administrative staff, consumer employees and volunteers in accomplishing overall consumer and agency goals.
- Participates in both Medi-Cal and Peer Review Committee activities.
Case Manager II
- In addition to the above: The Case Manager II is assigned more complex, difficult cases with less supervision and direction.
- Assists support functions including arranging required psychiatric hospitalizations, emergency/crisis assistance, follow-up, discharge planning and related functions.
Community resources related to mental health, guardianship and/or addiction or substance abuse and related issues, and a general understanding of principles and practices of case management, social aspects of mental illness, emotional and behavioral disorders, addiction and substance abuse; scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies.
Apply the principles of current mental health and/or addiction or substance abuse treatment practices, agency policies and procedures; establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of persons contacted in the course of the work; write clear, accurate and concise notes and reports; maintain an objective and empathetic understanding of mental illness, emotional and behavioral disorders, addiction, substance abuse, and related problems.
Training and Experience:
Case Manager I
- Equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of full time experience working directly with consumers in a public behavioral health or similar setting. An Associate Degree in Human Services or a related field may be substituted for six months full time experience; or
- Completion of Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, chemical dependency, or a related field.
Case Manager II
- Graduation from high school and six years of experience performing duties equivalent to those of a Case Manager I; or
- An Associates’ Degree in Human Services, or a related field, and three years of experience performing duties equivalent to those of a Case Manager I; or
- Completion of a Bachelor’s 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 I.
Interested individuals must submit the following:
- Calaveras County application
- Cover letter
- Supplemental Questions
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.
The purpose of this supplemental question is to assess your qualifications, training, and experience in specific job related areas. Your answers to these questions, along with your completed application, will be used to select the most suitably qualified candidates for the interview process. Applications submitted without completed Supplemental Questionnaire will not be given further consideration.
Respond to the questions fully, including any specific experience and accomplishments, but limit your response to only one “8-1/2 x 11” sheet of paper. Responses must be legible. Typewritten responses are preferred.
- What are the three most important things you have learned working with children and their families?
- How do you work with parents who are ambivalent about receiving services?