Behavioral Health Case Manager
Kenaitze Indian Tribe - Kenai, AK

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Job Description

Job Title:

Behavioral Health Case Manager

Revision Date:

4/25/2014

Dept./Program:

DWC Behavioral Health

Employment Status:

Full Time

Division:

Health Systems

FLSA Status:

Non-exempt

Reports To:

Behavioral Health Director

Schedule:

40 hours/week

Supervises:

N/A

Posting Period:

Job Summary

The Case Manager provides direct services to Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) youth and Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) adults enrolled in the program. This position is responsible to maintain client files in accordance with applicable policies and regulations. The Case Manager will provide case management services in various settings including office, home, and community.

Essential Functions
  • Develop and facilitate client activities collaboratively with Behavioral Health Clinicians.
  • Develops, or participates in the development, of goals, objectives, and interventions for client treatment plans.
  • Participates in Dena'ina Wellness Center (DWC) staff/clinical meetings.
  • Maintain awareness of community resources available to clients and families.
  • Coordinates and participates in interdisciplinary and treatment team meetings on behalf of clients.
  • Refers clients to mental health and substance abuse counseling services and other community resources.
  • Keep case records up to date, comprehensive in nature and in accordance with agency and Medicaid standards (including treatment plans, treatment plan reviews, and client status reviews).
  • Coordinates and arranges travel for clients traveling to treatment agencies outside of the service area.
  • Promotes good relations and works collaboratively with staff, school personnel, and community agencies.
  • Collection of information related to Medicaid billing.
  • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with Tribal and DWC policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Sedentary work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

OSHA Categories

Category II – Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Computer, scanner, fax, copier and other office equipment.

List Tools:

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle:

Other:

Travel

Local

In-State

Comments: Travel may be required for training and meetings.

Qualifications

Education
  • B.A. in Mental Health related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Experience
  • Experience providing direct services to SED youth or SMI adults preferred.
  • Experience in case management required.
License/Certification
  • Requires valid Alaska driver's license with at least two years of driving experience.
Special Skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people preferred.
  • Knowledge of behavioral and emotional problems in youth, FASD, and mental and physical disabilities affecting clients.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of drug and alcohol abuse and treatment options.
  • Understanding of the effects of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect on individuals.

Signature

This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.

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