Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology counseling or a related field. A minimum of one year post degree relevant experience in partial care, supervised residence for the seriously and persistently mentally ill or an Associate’s degree in a direct care field such as psycho-social rehabilitation, nursing of the seriously and persistently mentally ill and four years of relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree. A genuine desire for in vivo provision of ICMS and comfort in moving about in the communities of ICMS consumers. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evening, weekend and holiday hours. Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
Responsibilities: Responsibility to establish and maintain ongoing therapeutic relationship and to case manage up to 20 mixed risk level consumers. Provision of intensive community-based services to maximize the consumer’s access to services and ability to function adequately and integrate into the community. Service provision includes the provision of holiday, weekend and on-call coverage as assigned. Development and implementation of a treatment plan and completion of other documentation as required. Facilitation of access to appropriate services, including transportation to services and activities as necessary and application for and receipt of all applicable public entitlements. Coordination and integration services from multiple providers until the consumer is discharged from the ICMS services. This responsibility may include coordination of meetings with the consumer’s service providers in the community. Monitoring of service delivery to meet a consumer’s changing needs and advocacy as necessary. Identification of consumer resource gaps and problems of service delivery; and provision of direct service support to the consumer’s natural support system, including family, friends, employers, and self-help groups. Identification of consumer resource gaps and problems of service delivery: and provision of direct service support to the consumer’s natural support system, including family, friends, employers and self help groups
Record Keeping: Record Keeping as required by funding sources and /or accreditation agencies. Must meet all expected productivity levels in regards to direct service provision to consumers
Reprorts to: ICMS Program Director or ICMS Assistant Program Director
Location: East Orange, NJ