FUNCTION: The children’s targeted case manager functions as an advocate and support person to those individuals assigned to children’s targeted case management. This employee links them to appropriate services and monitors the progress or lack of progress by the individual.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Conducts an assessment of the individuals living situation every six (6) months and more often when there are significant changes in the individuals' situation. Based on the assessment, develops a service plan at a minimum of every six (6) months and more often when there are significant changes in the individuals situation. Schedules at least monthly face-to-face contact with each individual served, preferably in their natural living environment. Also, with the individuals permission, involves significant others in the individuals treatment.
KN0WLEDGE AND SKILLS: Good clinical skills with the ability to make clinical decisions about the client’s stability is basic. Must possess good problem-solving, advocacy
, resource development, time management, and organizational skills. Knowledge of medications and ability to monitor clients’ self-administration of medications is important. Crisis intervention skills are vital. Must have knowledge of life saving techniques including CPR certification and first aid. Good verbal and written communication skills are vital to this position. Good handwriting and documentation skills are essential. Basic computer skills are required. Professional telephone skills are essential.
Education: Has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, with a major in counseling, social work, psychology, criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation, special education, health education or a related human services field and has a minimum of one year of full time or equivalent experience working with children with serious emotional disturbance;
Has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and three years of full time or equivalent experience working with children with serious emotional disturbance;
Has or obtains Certification as a Targeted Case Manager within the first three months of hire.
LifeStream Behavioral Center - 18 months ago