Strength Based Case Management North provides a wide range of services to assist individuals who suffer from a major mental illness or co-occurring disorders. We provide assistance and care coordination from evaluation to discharge planning. Our recovery centered services provide ongoing interventions, which focus on resolving problems through psychosocial rehabilitation and resource management.
We know people with mental illness can recover and we strive to instill hope and empower those we serve to succeed. Our services are focused on each client’s strengths, which we help them build on to achieve their goals.
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 with the values highlighted on the cover of this directory. 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.
The Strength Based Case Manager – Master’s (SBCM) coordinates care for clients and assists them in accessing services and resources that will help maintain them in the community in the least restrictive environment. Strength Based Case Manager also provides supportive individual and group counseling. Strength Based Case Managers act as a liaison between treatment providers and the client. He or she assists clients with the development of social and community support systems that promote stability and enable the client to function at the highest level possible. Strength Based Case Manager offers their extensive knowledge of community resources and support as a primary means of assisting each client to reach their rehabilitation and recovery goals. The range of authority and decision making for this position is limited to and consistent with MHS policy for Case Manager staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
▪ Conducts comprehensive Strength Based intake 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, group counseling including crisis intervention, and oversees psychoeducational groups, family groups. ▪ Complies with all charting and documentation requirements per contract, funding agency, and MHS policy.
▪ Develops and maintains a caseload of approximately 25 clients.
▪ Collaborates with Public Conservator as needed on behalf of clients. Accompanies clients when necessary to needed services or resources.
▪ Initiates contacts with clients as often as needed to support individuals in their journey of recovery and to prevent decompensation. Provides pre-crisis and crisis planning and intervention.
▪ Completes all charting and documentation as contractually required and in a timely manner as dictated by program requirements. Maintains a daily log of client contacts.
▪ Maintains contact with assigned treatment providers and families to continuously appraise client recovery. ▪ Prepares critical care issues for discussion during supervision, treatment team meetings and Strength Based Group supervisions.
▪ Provides on-call services as required by contract.
▪ 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.
▪ Majority of work is conducted in the field