Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Case Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-SAN DIEGO
    Req No.
    2018-3158
    Category
    Case Manager
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Company Description

    Mental Health Systems, Inc. was established over 30 years ago to provide mental health and substance abuse services. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance abuse and behavioral health disorders. Toccomplish this mission, MHS operates a variety of programs spanning California. MHS provides a full range of outstanding benefits to eligible employees.  MHS is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website at www.mhsinc.org

     

    Program Description

    The Assertive Community Treatment Program provides intensive and all-inclusive case management and outpatient/rehabilitation services to mentally ill individuals, and incorporates a supported housing component. The bulk of ACT services are provided in the community. The Traditional case management program provides clinical, recovery/rehabilitation-oriented case management services to individuals with serious mental illness. Incumbent will serve as Clinical Case Manager for Mental Health Justice Integrated Services and Supported Housing with Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team for persons who have been or are in the justice system and received mental health services while in detention.

    Position Description

     Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provides case management for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring activities of the treatment team.
    • Develops, evaluates, and implements treatment goals and plans in conjunction with the treatment team.
    • Provides individual supportive therapy and symptom management.
    • Performs psychosocial assessments.
    • Coordinates the full range of client’s needs. Provides brokerage, linkage and advocacy to ensure resources and services are accessed in a timely manner, providing community based services in client’s residence as needed.
    • Conducts individual counseling including crisis intervention, and oversees psycho educational groups.
    • Complies with all charting and documentation requirements per contract, funding agency, and MHS policy
    • Completes all charting and documentation as contractually required and in timely manner as dictated by program requirements.
    • Prepares critical care issues for discussion during supervision and treatment team meetings.
    • Provides on-call services as required by contract.
    • Displays regular and reliable attendance. Reports to and departs from work on time, as scheduled, and accurately reflects all time on time card.
    • Successfully functions as a team member.
    • Maintains a daily log of client contacts.
    • Collects necessary client demographic data and enters it on the MHS Treatment Team Services Data Collection Form.
    • Provides information about the program to community agencies connected to the mental health services system in order to educate them about the program.
    • Aids in general management of center including running errands as assigned.
    • Completes all assigned duties within the time frame and according to the standards as established by the Program Manager.
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPPA standards.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending in-service trainings and staff development programs, and seeking out supervision when needed.
    • Demonstrates adequate care and responsibility for equipment. Reports and/or repairs missing or damaged equipment and supplies.
    • Ensures facilities upkeep and safety by maintaining neat and clean work areas, by securing work area at close of business day, and by reporting vandalism, theft, or suspicion of drug abuse by coworkers to supervisor as soon as possible.
    • Familiar with and understands Mental Health Systems, Inc. Personnel Policy manual and follows all established personnel policies.
    • Follows administrative chain of command.
    • MHS requires all employees to attain a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness and to routinely demonstrate these traits in every day work relationships.
    • Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
    • Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and follows guidelines that promote workplace safety.
    • Provides input toward policy and procedure design, revision, and deletion.
    • Reads memos, directives, meeting minutes, and revised policies and procedures as posted.
    • Other relevant duties as assigned.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    Education and Work Experience

    • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related behavioral science, and;
    • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience providing clinical services to individuals with mental illness.
    • Active BBS registration as Associate preferred.

     

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