Case Manager – Community Living Program – Oklahoma City, OK 73129

EOE Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

SUMMARY

Provides advocacy, linkage, referral, case management, and independent living skills training to clients who require frequent contact in order to maintain community tenure, by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Adheres to agency policy and procedures, as found in the Forms Locked drive on each computer. Also adheres to CARF and DMHSAS standards and criteria, federal and state confidentiality rules and regulations, and any special funding source requirements including Medicaid and HCA regulations as well as HUD.

Supports and promotes a service environment for individuals in need of behavioral health and/or co-occurring services that is recovery focused, welcoming, and attentive to the needs of individuals who may have experienced trauma in their lives. Attends annual core competencies training in relationship to individuals with co-occurring disorders or who have experienced trauma in their lives.

Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with supervisor and peers. Can effectively work within a team or group setting cohesively.

Monitors eligibility status and assist eligible consumer in applying for Social Security, Title XIX (Medicaid) or QMB, and other benefits for which the client may qualify.

Maintains up-to-date address, phone number, contact persons, and financial information on all clients.

Establishes rapport with clients, assessing client needs; organizes, plans and delivers face-to-face client services; and conducts follow up on the outcome of services provided.

May be required to complete best practice screenings to determine eligibility for programs, provide orientation to program, and maintain contacts for clients awaiting entry into housing programs.

Coordinates the needs of clients and family members with resources available and provides client advocacy as needed.

Assists clients in finding and accessing community resources needed to maintain independent functioning.

Assists clients, individually and in groups, with development of independent and community living skills; promoting client strengths and encouraging self-determination and empowerment which will encourage community involvement and integration.

Assist clients in developing an individualized recovery plan that focuses on personal and interactive problems, independent living skill needs, defining goals, and to plan action reflecting interests, abilities, and needs.

Responsible for maintaining strictest confidentiality guidelines for interactions regarding consumer and family information.

Provides a minimum of 85 hours billable services with consumers per month.

Utilizes the philosophy of Collaborative/Therapeutic Documentation to meet clinical record keeping documentation standards and ensure documentation is completed with the Consumer to the extent possible and all documentation is completed on the same day of the date of service.

Responsible for seeking out supervisory assistance for additional training and to enhance skill set as needed.

Will provide training for consumers members in performance of responsibilities and duties assigned and ensures each consumer has a realistic understanding of responsibilities as needed to maintain successful engagement in the community living programs.

Interacts with other professionals to discuss therapy or treatment, new resources or techniques, and to share information.

Maintains accurate rent calculations, grant update information, and completes financial reports as directed by the accounting office in a timely manner.

Reports and documents services in accordance with agency policy and procedures. Adheres to HOPE policy and procedure of having documentation completed by the end of the next business day.

May be required to work evenings or weekend hours.

May be required to provide services in a community setting.

May be required to provide client transportation using personal vehicle or agency owned van or small bus.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or other related mental health field; or High school diploma with 36 total months of experience working with persons who have a mental illness.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Required to obtain and maintain DMHSAS CM Certification

May be required to obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR Certifications.

Required to complete CAPE, Therapeutic Options, or approved safety training and annual updates.

In order to provide client transportation in private or agency vehicles, must possess current, valid Oklahoma license, and meet HOPE’s vehicle insurance requirements. HOPE will annually obtain copy of Motor Vehicle and Record from the State Department of Public Safety.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence and clinical writing/documentation in medical records chart. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to families, clients, and other employees of the organization.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to seek out supervisory assistance for additional training when needed and make application of techniques or other skills to meet essential job duties and responsibilities.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to relate to person with severe mental illness and/or substance use in a positive, helpful and constructive manner.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and tactful working relationships with co-workers; to express ideas and facts clearly and concisely in written or oral form.

Personality and mature presentation of oneself demonstrating the ability to work with various systems while maintaining objectivity and cooperative attitude.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must have vision enough to read written or typed data. The employee must have hearing and speech enough to communicate effectively with staff, clients, and public in person or by phone.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

License:

  • Case Manager II (Preferred)

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

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