Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Bilingual Case Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-ESCONDIDO
    Req No.
    2018-3535
    Category
    Case Manager
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • About our Program and Organization

    Our Community Assessment Team is a voluntary program that provides services for the entire family. We offer assessment, as well as providing strength-based groups for youth, and parenting classes for parents. CAT Plus has an additional component that focuses on pregnancy prevention and STD awareness. Alternatives to Detention is a family support program which offers counseling, case management, and cool bed services, with the goal of keeping low-risk juvenile offenders out of Juvenile Hall. Our Working to Insure and Nurture Girl’s Spirit team provides specialized services for female youth at risk of entering the justice system.

     

    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   Since 1978, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick for eligible employees.

    Job Summary and Responsibilities

    Job Summary

     

    This position provides family-centered services conducting assessments, developing service plans, and providing case management resource linkages (direct connections) and client advocacy for up to 90 days for short-term clients (75% of caseload) and up to 9 months for long-term clients (25% of caseload). Services will be provided in-home, at-school, or on-site as needed.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Conducts culturally competent case management services to clients and client families requiring bilingual (Spanish-speaking) providers.
    • Works closely with the CAT therapists for the purpose to help facilitate service plan cooperation between clinicians and client’s families. Maintains file documentation and submits service activity data as directed.
    • Work with mental health clinicians, district attorney’s, juvenile diversion counselors, school counselors with developing comprehensive assessments with clients and their families.
    • Facilitates skill development groups for youth and/or their guardians in a variety of subject areas, such as anger management, alcohol & drug education, parenting, self-esteem, tobacco cessation, and tutoring.
    • Provides home-based and school-based case management services, as warranted on a case-by-case basis.
    • Transport youths to and from homes when needed.
    • Provides crisis assessment and intervention, and strengths-based intensive case management.
    • Participates in weekly Multidisciplinary Team to present new clients and discuss strategies for assisting challenging cases.
    • Fosters positive working relationships with all community contacts, including local law enforcement, schools, and the San Diego County Juvenile Probation Department.
    • Displays regular and reliable attendance. Reports to and departs from work on time, as scheduled, and accurately reflects all time on time card.
    • 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.  
    • MHS requires all employees to attain a minimum degree of cultural competency and cultural sensitivity.
    • Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and follows guidelines that promote workplace safety.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, social Work, or other closely related area.
    • Experience working with youth in a treatment setting, preferably in the juvenile probation system and adolescent substance abuse treatment.
    • Fluency in English and Spanish required. 
    • Knowledge of North Inland County community resources and social service agencies helpful/preferred.

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