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. Associate’s degree in a direct care field such as psychosocial rehabilitation, nursing of the seriously and persistently mentally ill and two years of relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree. In lieu of a degree, a primary consumer with 4 years of relevant experience working with the seriously and persistently mentally ill population may be considered. A genuine desire for in vivo provision of case management and comfort in moving about in the communities of case management consumers. Able to work a flexible schedule, including evening, weekend and holiday hours. 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 case management 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.
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: Program Director
LOCATION: Parsippany. NJ