Full-Time Case Manager I – Youth Treatment Program
JOB SUMMARY: Complete client needs assessments, coordinate and link clients to case management services within the community, and provide consistent individual monitoring of progress and support for recovery-oriented care. Employees may be assigned to one or more programs within the department as needed.
Case Manager I: this classification requires licensure as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC) or Social Service Worker (SSW). Work is performed under close to general supervision of a Program Coordinator or Program Manager.
DUTIES INCLUDE: Case Manager I
Provide screening services to determine a client’s eligibility for housing/shelter, medical, food, and other recovery support services. Conduct interviews to assess substance use issues or other problems using approved screening tools, social history, and consultation with community resources. Oversee case management activities. Admit and release program clients; link client placement within the appropriate level of care and services. Supervise and monitor client conduct; maintain a record of activity to document progress in electronic health record system. Link client with services to address specific hierarchy of needs to achieve identified client goals. Offer the client a single point of contact for advocacy with community services. Perform intake and program orientation services. Assist client with re-establishing an awareness of community resources and advocating for the client to enhance the continuity, accessibility, and efficiency of those resources available.
Work with program staff and therapists to ensure smooth transitions to the next level of care and to assist in avoiding gaps in services based on program capacity. Perform individual crisis intervention services as needed to minimize relapse potential and to support client needs.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS INCLUDE:
Case Manager I
Working Knowledge of: the practice dimensions as defined in TIP 27 published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration which are planning and coordinating a set of health and community resources that are individualized to meet a particular client’s needs, Utah State Licensed Substance Use Disorder scope of practice, interviewing methods and techniques, case management principles and methods,
Professional ethics standards, substance abuse screening instruments, crisis intervention techniques, criminal justice, child welfare, and mental health systems, Federal, state and local ordinances and policies regarding therapeutic issues.
Working Skill in: the practice dimensions as defined in TIP 27 published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration which are planning and coordinating a set of health and community resources that are individualized to meet a particular client’s needs, monitoring, documenting, tracking, and providing support to a client, throughout the course of his/her treatment, reading, writing, and basic math, word processing and basic programs.
Ability to: maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, function in an unbiased manner with individuals from diverse backgrounds, coordinate multiple tasks effectively, maintain files, records, and reports, solve problems analytically, work under minimal supervision.