Case Manager, Behavioral Health - FT - Battle Creek, MI
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: January 5, 2021
Job Summary Provides case management and supports Coordination and
Community Living Supports (CLS) /Respite services for children and
families on an assigned caseload in accordance with all applicable
contractual and regulatory requirements and accreditation
standards. Duties and Responsibilities
- Assumes primary responsibility for all persons served on
assigned caseload, including intake, assessment, periodic reviews,
and annual assessments. Responsible for all reports, progress
notes, collateral contacts and assignments as required. Assume
responsibility for all case files on assigned caseloads.
- Provide a range of case management, including social casework,
engagement, mentoring, and community referral for youth ages 3 to
21 in partnership with CMH agency and other service providers, as
applicable. Responsible for all documentation and reports for
- Participate with Clinical Supervisor and other staff in the
care planning and goal setting for the growth and development of
vulnerable individuals served. Coordinate the development,
implementation, and evaluation of Person Centered Planning with
Clinical Supervisor and Program Manager, in conjunction with
- Preserve the health and safety of the persons served in order
that he/she may reside or be supported in the most integrated,
independent, community setting.
- Assist individuals with activities and skill development in
daily living while preserving their health and safety, including
but not limited to, household tasks, communication skills,
participating in regular community activities and recreation
- Assist the family in relating to and caring for children;
attend medical appointments, acquire or procure goods other than
those listed as shopping and medical services. Provide a variety of
personal health care services, including but not limited to:
Non-medical care, transportation, and administering
- Work collaboratively with referral sources, agencies,
institutions, and individuals who have important roles in the
client's life situation. Communicates no less than monthly with
each child's mental health provider to monitor each youth's
progress in treatment and ensure coordination of services to the
- Coordinate and collaborate with the educational system, having
contact with the child's school, as defined in the treatment
- Assist with and coordinate services to meet individual needs of
identified youth consumer and family, as well as assistance with
obtaining adult Guardianship, where applicable.
Job Qualifications Education, Training, and
- Bachelor degree in human service related field, Master's Degree
- One year of experience working with individuals having
disabilities, mental illness, and/or children in a residential
setting. Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Ability to effectively manage crisis situations and solve
problems; ability to use de-escalating techniques. Excellent
organization and prioritization skills; ability to utilize computer
technology and various applications, including spreadsheets.
- Willingness and ability to demonstrate compassion, a
non-judgmental attitude, and empathy towards persons served;
ability to maintain a helping role and intervene in situations when
- Ability to work with children and families with multiple
problems and an overall ability to relate and engage with children
and families in the resolution of these problems.
- Ability to facilitate and collaboratively work with the
treatment team to establish and implement treatment plans, goals
and behavioral interventions. Ability to develop outcomes
measurements related to Person Centered Planning goals.
- Ability to read, speak and write fluent English; strong oral
and written communication skills including legible handwriting;
ability to write simple and complex sentences with proper use of
grammar and word order. Ability to work in team relationships and
communicate professionally and extensively with government
regulatory personnel, staff, service provides, clients and
- Ability to be culturally competent and relate to multi-problem
families. Additional Work Requirements
- Unrestricted, valid driver's license with good driving record.
Reliable personal transportation suitable for safely transporting
persons served; proof of current automobile insurance. Physical and
- Ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50
- Ability to lift/carry small children up to 100 pounds.
- Near visual acuity.
- Hand-eye coordination.
- Hand and finger dexterity.
At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to "Be The Rock That Starts
The Ripple". A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of
the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive
change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas!
We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking
for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a
lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative
team.--We want you to be our rock! We walk with people in need,
offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity,
advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions
with those who place their trust in us. For a Samaritas video
preview please click on our video link: https://vimeo.com/344133081
Samaritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled
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