Attention, recent graduates!
Working as a Case Manager in our Community Support Program offers you many unique opportunities and benefits.
*Our Case Managers serve adults who have serious and persistent mental illness. Your work will make a significant impact to those who are an often overlooked and underserved population.
*Earn your 3000 clinical hours toward LCSW or LPC licensure (MSW graduates).
*Many licensing fees and CEUs are paid by the agency.
*WCS is a qualifying nonprofit agency under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
*Our culture is team-oriented, and one of comradery and dedication to each other.
Provide ongoing assessment and treatment planning, case management, supportive psychotherapy, symptom management, medication monitoring, and crisis intervention including afterhours hotline coverage to clients with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance use
- 70% of case management is performed in the community and in clients’ homes
- Support clients’ recovery through activities of daily living to include coaching and hands on assistance in the areas of housing, money management, vocational/educational pursuits, and scheduling/transportation to appointments
- Work as a member of an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team addressing all client needs while utilizing the ACT/IDDT (Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment) treatment modalities
- Participate in group facilitation (as determined by supervisor)
- Responsible for care coordination with clients’ natural supports
- Working with ACT teammates to complete all assigned and non-assigned tasks as part of client treatment
- Assessment, referral, and assistance with client healthcare needs
- Maintain frequent and effective communication with ACT team members at all times as determined by team members and corresponding Clinical Coordinator
- Work with team members to complete required 1:1s with clients
- Exhibit knowledge of evidence based practices such as motivational interviewing and trauma informed care
- Assessment and coordination of substance use treatment services
- Maintain accurate and timely documentation in the form of assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, etc. as required by agency policy and DHS 63
- Accurately manage distribution of client funds when warranted
- Frequent home visits and transporting of clients in the community using personal vehicle
- Attend and participate in daily staffings and in-services
- Working some weekends and holidays on a rotating basis is required
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a Behavioral Science (psychology, educational psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family, etc.)
- No convictions or license revocations that would fail a caregiver background check
- Valid driver’s license, automobile, and sufficient insurance to meet agency requirements
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Good clinical skills, especially related to mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders
- Knowledge of DSM V, psychotropic medications, and their side effects
- Ability to communicate and work effectively in a positive manner with staff and clients
- Ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations
- Sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and disability issues
- Good organizational and computer/typing skills
- Effective time management skills and the ability to multitask
- Ability to assist clients with activities of daily living such as shopping, cleaning, and cooking
- Sense of humor
- Ability to set professional boundaries
WCS stands as a force of community change, inspiring hope in dispirited lives. We will create innovative models of client service that anticipate emerging societal challenges. Leaders will seek us out to provide the best community-based alternatives and justice solutions. Our impact will result in changed mindsets, healed lives, and revitalized communities.
Role: CSP Case Manager/Case Worker III
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