Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • AOD Case Manager, Bilingual

    Job Locations US-CA-Santee
    Req No.
    Case Manager
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values.  Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.


    MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis. Eligibility for employment with MHS requires satisfactory criminal background clearance including conviction records.

    Position Description

    • Gathers information for intake assessment and housing placement. Conducts intake interviews and completes individual assessments of client’s status and level of required comprehensive services.
    • Prepares and maintains assessments, comprehensive service plans, progress notes and other records and documentation.
    • Promotes Housing First ideologies, acts as a liaison between landlord and tenant.
    • Makes appropriate referrals to community providers coordinating and arranging access to care with ancillary services.
    • Facilitates placement including arranging pre-placement visits and transportation, or provides transportation as needed.
    • Conducts chart and treatment plan reviews to ensure compliance with agency, federal, state and local government standards.
    • Monitors and evaluates client progress and changing needs throughout treatment.
    • Develops and maintains a caseload as assigned by the Program Manager, and maintains a daily log of client contacts.
    • Provides community outreach and early intervention activities by supplying information about the program to community agencies connected to the SUD services system in order to educate them about program availability.
    • Provides support to clients and families and encourages family members and client significant others to participate in client stabilization and counseling services refers those needing specific services and support.
    • Maintains contact with assigned treatment providers to continuously appraise client progress, and provides crisis intervention.
    • Promotes effective relationships with staff by demonstrating a coordinated team approach to treatment, and prepares critical care issues for discussion during bi-weekly supervision.
    • Establishes weekly case presentations for admission review, including all admissions in the caseload.
    • Intervenes for non-open cases in a crisis situation by referring to mental health services.
    • Informs at-risk populations about the need for and availability of Medi-Cal and non-Medi-Cal mental health programs.
    • Provides telephone, walk-in, or drop-in services for referring persons to Medi-Cal and non-Medi-Cal mental health programs.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Possess or be in the process of obtaining certification for substance abuse treatment as CAADAC, CASS or similar professional.
    • Two years of providing substance abuse treatment and care to adults.
    • In-depth knowledge of substance abuse treatment methodologies and diagnostic techniques. Familiarity with San Diego substance abuse services system.
    • Bilingual, preferably in Spanish.


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