GENERAL OVERVIEW OF KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Mental Health Worker, meeting the requirements of a Case Manager, will provide intensive care in the home, school, and community to children/adolescents and their families. They will assure collaboration of all outside services as well as securing new services that are needed. Mental Health Workers engage youth and families in effective strategies with the goal of restoring, building, strengthening, developing, and maintaining their capacity to successfully function in their homes and community.
ESSENTIAL & CORE FUNCTIONS:
- Assist the therapist in the provision of individual/family and/or group therapy sessions on a weekly basis in the home, school, or community setting using approved treatment modalities and interventions.
- Empower clients and families with identifying and building upon their strengths.
- Maintain regular collaboration with all systems involved with client and family.
- Provides emotional support, time structured activities, and positive behavioral reinforcement.
- Assist with decreasing the likelihood of admission/re-admission to residential, mental/behavioral treatment programs of inpatient psychiatric settings.
- Evaluate client and family needs, interests, and response to treatment.
- Helps family access community resources and supports by connecting them to natural environment resources in the home and in the community.
- Follows up on all consumers needing hospitalization.
- Intervenes as needed when problem behaviors are exhibited, which includes but are not limited to counseling, removing them from the area, verbal prompts, securing the assistance of clinical staff, etc.
- Executes discharge plan by making all referral to community resources.
- Schedules and co-facilitates all interagency and discharge meetings.
- Obtains and updates all consents.
- Make any necessary recommendations and referrals to other programs within and outside of Warren E. Smith
- Complete and submit all progress notes and required documentation in a timely, comprehensive, and legible manner.
- Be flexible in scheduling appointments to meet client and family needs.
- Contribute to any quality improvement/ outcome measurement tracking and data gathering as assigned.
- Meet productivity standards for your position.
- Attend and complete all mandatory trainings.
- Attends and participates in supervision, family meetings, staff meetings, etc.
- Adheres to WES’ Code of Ethics and comply with State Mental Health Code.
- Participates in continuous quality assurance and/or program development.
- Complies with WES’ standards for service delivery.
- Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
PREREQUISITES & QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in a Human Services discipline such as Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Work; Marriage and Family therapy preferred.
- One (1) year verified experience in case management or counseling with children and families.
- Valid FBI clearance, criminal history check, and child abuse history clearance required.
- Participation in and completion of all CBH mandatory in-home services (must be completed within three (3) months of hire and then annually from the date of the initial training.
- Valid driver’s license in good standing required.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
ORGANIZATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY & RELATIONSHIPS:
- The individual is to be supervised by a Clinical Supervisor of the Family Based Program.