Case Manager, Supportive Housing

US-AL-Mobile
2 weeks ago(1/5/2018 4:18 PM)
Job ID
2017-6461
# of Openings
1
Adult Outpatient Services - Mobile/Gordon Smith
Category
Bachelor Level, Behavioral
Position Type
Full Time
Shift/Hours
8:00AM-4:30PM

Overview

Adult Outpatient Programs provide the least restrictive level of care where adults may receive clinical interventions aimed at decreasing existing signs and symptoms. Outpatient treatment focuses on recovery, problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Treatment varies widely and depends upon the consumer’s presenting symptoms.

Responsibilities

Case Managers assist with monitoring consumer’s well-being including needs in the areas of mental health, physical health, living, learning, working, and social environments. Case managers travel to wherever consumers reside, whether that is at home, boarding homes, or other community based living to provide monitoring, when working with children they would be going to the schools as well.  The primary role of the case manager is to increase psychological adjustment for the consumer by empowering the consumers and sometimes family members with information, education and support in order to follow through once case management ends.

 

Primary Job Functions:

 

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess the consumer’s needs utilizing the SUN-R
  • Identifies goals and plans for appropriate services and documents these in the ISP
  • Provides appropriate linkage to community resources as needed
  • Assists consumers in obtaining independent living arrangements
  • Advocates on behalf of the consumer to secure community resources.
  • Assist with admission of consumers to the residence as needed and discusses guidelines of the program, case management responsibilities, consumer responsibilities.
  • Ensure consumers understand and comply with apartment complex guidelines, including paying rent, housekeeping and visitation policies.
  • Provides ongoing monitoring of consumers’ progress and needs as assessed in the SUN-R
  • Educates the consumer on available community resources and ways to obtain discussed resources
  • Provide holistic care to consumers to include basic living skills, medication education, diagnosis education and knowledge of all appointments both medical and psychiatric.
  • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of case management services
  • Provides Basic Living Skills instruction as needed
  • Evaluates the consumer for discharge planning
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies
  • Provides crisis intervention or direct service as needed
  • Completes Case Management State Certification.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent standing, sitting, and walking which are in bursts of 5 to 10 minutes.
  • There are times when this can be extended to pacing with the consumer (time
  • could be undetermined) and at times sitting and standing can be extended with the
  • employee having the ability to change positions as permitted by the observance
  • and behavior of the consumer at that time.
  • Occasional forward bending from the hips while kneeling to reach to the side.
  • Occasional need to be able to assume a full squat/lunge from a standing position.
  • Occasional need to maintain back extension while being on stomach with one’s
  • own body weight on hips and legs. This position is maintained for several
  • minutes.
  • Occasionally, be able to put one’s own body weight on one knee and one elbow
  • on the same side of one’s body.
  • Occasionally, be able to kneel and reach to same side toward the floor.
  • Lift up to 10 pounds occasionally during shift.
  • Strong grasp is needed to use keys to open doors throughout the facility, and to
  • maintain constant contact with a consumer during a take down procedure or with
  • other hold techniques.
  • Pushing/pulling force up to 25 pounds occasionally during a shift.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a mental health discipline and certification of case management training by Alabama State Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.  Must have a vehicle that can be used for work and possess a driver’s license valid in the State of Alabama. Must be 23 years of age or older and must have proof of current liability insurance.

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