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LICENSED CLINICAL CASE MANAGER-PROJECT IN-REACH (Nonprofit)
San Diego, CA 92114
Recruited by: Shante Lampkin | Recruiter | Neighborhood House Association See all my Jobs

  • Hiring Company: Neighborhood House Association
  • Industry: Nonprofit
  • Compensation: to be determined
  • Expires: Apr 06, 2019
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Job Description

Basic Job Assignment:
Under supervision of the Project In-Reach Program Director, the Licensed Clinical Case Manager provides clinical care coordination to incarcerated individuals age 18+ with serious mental illness or co-occurring disorders 60-45 days pre-release, as they prepare to exit detention facilities, and 90 days post-release, including providing mental health assessments, diagnosing, individual counseling, researching and organizing the necessary community resources in order to support client’s transition to the community; and performs related work as required.

Employment Requirements:
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, independent worker who possesses a solid knowledge of cultural and socio-economic issues relevant to providing therapy and appropriate case management services to special population groups, including Latino, African-American, and Transition Age Youth; legal and ethical issues pertaining to delivery of professional services; cognitive-behavioral theory, Dialectical Behavior Theory, and evidence-based practices; groups and individual therapy; skills and knowledge in providing prevention and early intervention services; Diagnosing co-occurring disorders; local community and mental health resources available to assist incarcerated clients; group dynamic theories and facilitation methods; social, psychological and physical factors of mental, emotional, and substance use disorders; and addictive behavior treatment methods; and Community resources. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to assess for the purpose of acquiring diagnostic information and developing case management treatment plans; work with the incarcerated population and correctional staff; maintain detailed client documentation; exercise tact, objectivity, sensitivity, strategy and judgment in dealing with a variety of people with mental illnesses; organize, set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, correctional staff, other professional staff and the public; operate a computer using word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications, and operate other standard office equipment; understand, interpret, explain and apply local, state and federal law and regulations governing mental health programs and correctional facilities; analyze complex mental health and substance abuse program issues and problems, evaluate alternative solutions and develop sound conclusions, recommendations and courses of action; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and successfully perform duties in a field-based setting. The incumbent must have demonstrated experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse, low income or no income clients and unique populations.

Qualifications:
• Licensed as an MFT or Social Worker required;
• A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a substance use/mental health setting required;
• Experience with motivational interviewing, mental health diagnoses, and different therapeutic approaches required;
• Experience working with Latino, African-American, and the incarcerated population is highly desirable;
• Two or more years’ experience in management and supervision of staff required;
• Experience reviewing case notes and writing detailed mental health treatment plans;
• A valid California driver's license with current, valid California automobile insurance is required;
• CPR/First Aid Certified or the ability to obtain within the first 90 days of employment;
• TB test required upon hire and must be maintained every four (4) years;
• Bilingual (English/ Spanish) highly desirable.

Example of Major Functions:
• Provides mental health assessments, diagnosing, and individual and possibly group counseling;
• Performs crisis intervention as needed; assesses and identifies clients’ needs for supportive services, acts as a partner and resource, assists with case management services and client advocacy by obtaining appropriate linkages for necessary or requested services (e.g., mental health, housing, vocational, employment, food, etc.) and follows through to ensure service efficacy;
• Refers clients to clinical services which are provided pre- and post-release;
• Collaborates with other service team members on client concerns;
• Attends, provides information and participates in care coordination meetings and consultations;
• Supervises and directs staff in close collaboration with the Program Director;
• Oversees time star, provides training to staff members, completes staff evaluations, and completes other tasks as assigned;
• Monitors staff progress and assists with professional development;
• Represents Program Director in his or her absence and responds to all inquiries in a timely manner;
• Monitors staff licensures and certifications;
• Requests assistance and guidance from management and professional staff when necessary to address client issues and problems; establishes and maintains contact with community resources to ensure continuity of care;
• Creates detailed documentation of client progress and performs various other administrative functions associated with the program;
• Maintains client charts;
• Updates assigned clients’ progress notes, maintains daily log of clients seen and writes necessary communication;
• Transports clients to their needed linkage resource(s);
• Completes intake assessments, updated assessments, and other necessary paperwork, including service plans and service plan reviews; enters necessary data and information;
• Provides information, presentations and outreach to the community as needed;
• Upholds all Program Safety Policies/ Procedures and ensures that clients, staff and program facility are safe at all times;
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.