Case Manager I is an entry-level counseling/case management position. The Case Manager I provides case management/substance abuse counseling/advocacy services to an assigned caseload and participates as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team to facilitate the client recovery/rehabilitation process. These goals are accomplished by providing individual and group counseling, making appropriate interventions as needed and contributing to the healthy integrity of the therapeutic/program environment.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities :
- Provides case management/advocacy services to an assigned caseload.
- Participates in monitoring the therapeutic environment to ensure that behavioral guidelines are followed, a therapeutic milieu is maintained and interpersonal relationships remain positive.
- Provides individual counseling and facilitation of caseload group meetings and other assigned groups.
- Provides psycho-education and counseling germane to chemical dependency and relapse prevention.
- Administers appropriate behavioral interventions as needed.
- Participates in assessment screenings to determine client needs/preferences; formulates and implements treatment, transition and discharge/continuing care planning collaboratively with individual clients.
- Facilitates the resocialization process of clients by serving as a role model. Provides role modeling regarding ethical and professional conduct.
- Assumes staff-on-duty assignments as requested, including the observation of urine specimen collection.
- Assumes responsibility for medication management including the direct observation of clients during medication pass for adherence to their prescribed medication regime.
- Conducts facility/safety runs and room checks as assigned to visually assess clients for the use of alcohol/ drugs or the environment of care for unsafe conditions.
- Ensures the maintenance of accurate, complete, timely and high quality client records that comply with external regulatory standards and agency policy and procedure.
- Complies with 42 CFR confidentiality and HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
- Works cooperatively with other staff as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
- Functions as a liaison/advocate to clients’ families and/or other agencies as needed.
- Provides outreach/education/prevention services to the local community, schools, groups, and agencies as necessary and as approved by management staff.
- Provides crisis intervention/management, generating referrals to agency or external mental health providers or other service providers, as indicated.
- Performs other duties
1. Strong individual and group counseling skills.
2. Working knowledge of substance abuse treatment modalities and client self-help/support modalities.
3. Strong writing skills, competencies in writing goal based/person centered treatment plans and progress notes.
4. Ability to participate in CPR and First Aid training.
1. High School Diploma or GED
2. Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy (Window based environment knowledge preferred).