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. Associates degree in a direct care field such as psycho-social rehabilitation, nursing of the seriously and persistently mentally ill and two 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. Able to work a flexible schedule, including evening, weekend and holiday hours. Valid Driver’s License.
Responsibilities: Responsibility to establish and maintain on going therapeutic relationship and to case manage up to 20 mixed risk level consumers. Provision of intensive community-based services to maximize the consumers’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 services 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 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 including case notes, group notes, treatment notes, treatment planning, termination summaries, correspondence with insurance providers, outcome data. Must meet all expected productivity levels, in regards to direct service provision to consumers. Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director
Reports to: ICMS Program Director or Unit Leader
Location: Parsippany, NJ