Case Management Supports Clinician - Kalamazoo

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Case Management Supports Clinician - KalamazooBe a Source of HopeFamily & Children Services has been a source of hope for our community's most vulnerable citizens for more than 115 years. This hope is embodied in our mission 'to support, strengthen, and preserve the safety, well-being, and dignity of children, individuals, and families' and is delivered every day by our dedicated, experienced, and compassionate staff members.We're looking for people who want to join us and be a source of hope. That hope could be you.SUMMARYProvide case management services that empower youth, families, and young adults to participate in a community environment. Serving families with a child (through the age of 18) who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis, Intellectual/Developmentally Disability or is determined to have a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). Additionally, serving adults with an Intellectual/Developmentally Disability. Services are individualized and efforts are focused on educating and empowering consumers so they may achieve their goals, direct their own lives, increase their natural supports and resources and are less dependent on service providers. Case Management seeks to help individual/families better understand problems and partners with individuals/families so they may work on creating alternative solutions, providing coordination and monitoring of service delivery to assure the consumer has access to appropriate treatment and services.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsibilities associated with this job will change from time to time in accordance with the agency's program and business needs. The incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those described below.Provide interventions that focus on stabilizing the family; teaching and modeling effective strategies and coping skills; decreasing isolation; identifying, increasing, and utilizing natural strengths, supports, and resources; preparing for crisis situations; providing increased support during times of relapse; improving overall functioning.Conduct and coordinate necessary assessments, develop Individualized Plan of Service (IPOS), to include Quarterly Treatment Reviews.Provide advocacy and/or crisis intervention as necessary.Make appropriate referrals for services obtaining necessary authorizations, and maintain updated community resource materials and contact information for staff and consumers.Assist consumers/families in the identification of, as well as building and sustaining positive natural supports in their lives; supporting involvement in meaningful community activities by providing services directly or through referral to enhance independenceProvide accurate monitoring and documentation of all case related activities to fulfill program obligations and requirements.Pursue broadened professional development to enhance level of competency and meet training requirements of funder.Receive supervision that includes both regular and consistent meetings.This position will be knowledgeable about and actively support 1) culturally competent, recovery-based practices; 2) person-centered planning as a shared decision making process with the individual, who defines his/her own life goals and is assisted in developing a unique path toward those goals; and 3) a trauma informed culture to aid individuals in their recovery process.Adhere to Agency and program philosophies, policies and procedures to assure consistent and ethical professional standards and required service outcomes.Ability to understand, demonstrate and apply the Agency's workplace values:* Respect* Integrity* Service* EmpowermentSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:NoneQUALIFICATIONS: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 EXPERIENCE-Minimum:* Bachelor's degree in a mental health related field from an accredited school with three years of related experience.* Must be trained in CAFAS or ability to be trained as a reliable rater of CAFAS.EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE-Preferred:* MSW or MA preferred from an accredited school with one year of related experience.* Lived experience with behavioral health issues.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:* Preferred: Licensure as LLBSW, LBSW, LLMSW, LMSW, LLPC, LPC in the State of MI.* Required: Valid Michigan driver's license and driving record which complies with agency policy.* Required: Trained or ability to be trained in First Aid and CPR.LANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers or employees of the organization.Ability to understand and motivate people and an awareness of importance of cultural differences within service populations.Operate as a team player with excellent organizational and communication skills.REASONING ABILITY:Ability to apply common sense 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 solve problems within a broadened area of knowledge involving somewhat differing situations and specialized standards.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.Ability to implement physical assistance/intervention as warranted. Trained or ability to be trained in Mandt.Ability to regularly provide out-of-office services in unstructured, unpredictable situations.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.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.Status: Exempt (Salary), Full TimeBenefits: Benefits Package including health insurance, dental, vision, Paid Time Off, paid holidays, life insurance, Employee Assistance Program, etcFamily & Children Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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