Case Management Clinical Specialist
PMHCC - Philadelphia, PA

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The BHSI ICM unit is seeking to expand capacity and revolutionize under the guide of the DBH/IDS Office of Addiction Services and Community Behavioral Health (CBH) to provide services to all Philadelphia County Residents who are uninsured, underinsured, and those that are health choices eligible. The Case Management Clinical Specialist, (CM Clinical Specialist) will coordinate formal and informal treatment and provide a strengths-based approach to working with individuals seeking ongoing support needed to facilitate long-term recovery and management of Permanent Support Housing. The CM Clinical Specialist will work in a team model to provide intensive support to those individuals with significant re-occurring substance abuse challenges. The CM Clinical Specialist takes the lead in addiction and recovery practice and provides clinical oversight, intervention and evidenced-based modalities for those individuals experiencing serious, reoccurring challenges with substance use who may also experience major mental health challenges. Working within a team of Enhanced Case Management Specialists, the CM Clinical Specialist inform clinical practices and interventions and will support the individual holistically by addressing the challenges to maintaining long-term recovery through identifying, developing and implementing recovery-oriented goals and by monitoring the service recovery plan while ensuring that the mission, goals and philosophy of OAS are operationalized within the team.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide intensive recovery support services/coordination, and clinical intervention through evidenced-based recovery modalities in a team model to 15-25 individuals with significant and re-occurring substance abuse challenges.

Work independently with 5-10 individuals with lower demand for recovery supports who meet clinical necessity by providing them access to formal and informal recovery supports and by increasing access to community capital and by providing coordination clinical intervention and assessment.

Act as a team leader for the team of Enhanced Case Management Specialists to assist with clinical intervention and practice.

Must be on-call minimally 7 days per week out of a 30 day period to provide needed intervention and coordination.

Obtain 100% of the available billable units based on the available hours per month

Maintain a quality documentation rating of 95% each month following the documentation rating matrix

Responsible for ensuring the development of measurable unit goals and aggregating outcome data on the area of specialty

Provide workshops to persons in recovery and members of the ICM team around resources and education on the specialized area to improve access

Ensure that the Service Recovery Plan reflects measurable goals and action-steps that reflect specialized domains

Monitor the quality of treatment through social services agencies, residential and outpatient treatment facilities

Participate in the individual’s treatment experience by closely working with the recovering person’s care manager, therapist, psychiatrist, social worker, etc.

Assess and coordinate the level of long-term or more intensive clinical intervention for the individual in recovery

Attend all mandatory trainings as designated

Complete required paperwork and documentation timely and according to agency standards

Perform other duties as assigned

Skills required:
Must have excellent verbal/ written communication skills, be detail oriented with exceptional time management and organizational skills and the ability to work well with individuals experiencing significant substance abuse challenges. Critical decision-making skills and the ability to work independently and within a team is a must; must have excellent clinical discernment with the ability to make effective decisions in times of crisis; must be proficient in using Microsoft Office, databases, web-based browsers and basic typing.

Education and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree with major course work in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology, nursing, counseling or education and at least 5 years of direct clinical engagement working primarily with individuals with significant substance abuse challenges, or co-occurring issues and those with extended street homelessness strongly desired; or, a Masters in Social Work or Licensed Clinical Social Worker with at least 3 years of direct clinical engagement working primarily with individuals with significant substance abuse challenges, or co-occurring issues and those with extended street homelessness strongly desired; Experience with working in a fee-for-service environment is preferred and candidates certified in addictions counseling are strongly desired. Expertise in one or more of the following required: substance abuse, criminal justice system, educational/vocational, basic needs/life skills and housing.

Essential Functions:
Sitting for a minimum of 1 hour, able to travel via car or public transportation for off-site home visits and meetings. Must have a valid driver’s license and feel comfortable driving distances and on highways. Must be on-call minimally 7 days per week 24 hours per day out of a 30 day period and be able to rotate between work shifts 7:00 am until 3:00 pm and 11:00 am to 7:00 pm 5 days per week.

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