SCOPE OF POSITION:
Provide comprehensive case management for adults, children or adolescents and their families, to improve quality of life and maintain the highest possible ability to function within the community. Link client/parents/guardians to mental health treatment services utilizing a holistic approach with individuals, groups, siblings or families. Involves a broad range of training and development activities and quality documentation of services provided.
- Provide assessments (bio-psychosocial), service plan development, linking and coordination of services, reassessment and follow-up, and monitoring of services, and caseload consultation, and other services as required.
- Complete accurate, timely documentation of the highest quality and consistent with agency standards, rules and regulation, and Medicaid. Complete required assessments, service plans and progress notes.
- Communicate with identified community partners including but not limited to ADM, DCF, DJJ, CMS, etc. and attend case closure or conference staffing’s.
- Assess patients, evaluate effectiveness of treatment plan and progress made by client, participate in patient treatment planning and case review with patient care providers.
- Document all client encounters and contacts made on behalf of clients.
- Identify and provide emergency crisis services as necessary; make immediate assessments and respond accordingly to accepted crisis intervention methods and techniques; coordinate other services as appropriate.
- Act as a client advocate in order to coordinate required services
- Prepare appropriate documentation to bill services by established scheduled due dates submitted by Florida Therapy Services, Inc.; maintain and generate necessary documentation in a timely manner.
- Review client charts to ensure quality assurance and compliance with state and federal standards and regulations.
- Participate in agency training as required.
- Attend all scheduled case management meetings.
- Participate in continuous FTS quality improvement activities.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in counseling, social work, psychology, criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation, special education, health education, or related human services field OR ;
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and three years full time or equivalent experience working with children with serious emotional disturbances.
- Complete ADM approved mental health targeted case management training prior to employment or within six months of contract.
- Knowledgeable of available resources in the service area for children with serious emotional disturbances; and comply with federal and state statutes, rules, directives and policies that affect the target population.
- Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and required automobile insurance.
- Must have active cell phone at all times.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Knowledge of cultural diversity and sensitivity in target population.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Ability to gather and interpret information.
- Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies and other stresses.
- Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients.
- Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patient rights.
- Maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
- Ability to use a computer with access to basic applications including but not limited to, Word and Excel.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract