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Children's Case Mgr

Department: 026 - Children's Case Management
Location: Leesburg, FL

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Conducts an assessment of the individuals living situation every six (6) months and more often when there are significant changes in the individuals' situation. Based on the assessment, develops a service plan at a minimum of every six (6) months and more often when there are significant changes in the individuals situation. Schedules at least monthly face-to-face contact with each individual served, preferably in their natural living environment. Also, with the individuals permission, involves significant others in the individuals treatment. Convenes/attends staffing as necessary for assessing and coordinating services for individuals. Coordinates the discharge of case managed individuals from the Center’s Psychiatric Hospital or other inpatient or residential settings. Assists the individuals’ family when possible to improve the individuals home environment.

It is essential for this position to communicate and liaison with the individual, family and service providers. Completes required Center, DCF, legal, statistical and fiscal documentation in an accurate and timely manner. Must be able to document accurately and remain current with all documentation. Attends clinical supervision with clinical supervisor on a regular basis. Is able and willing, to work flexible hours. Must have reliable transportation and be willing to drive own vehicle as part of job duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The children’s targeted case manager functions as an advocate and support person to those individuals assigned to children’s targeted case management. This employee links them to appropriate services and monitors the progress or lack of progress by the individual. Advocates in the individuals best interest. Assesses needs and develops a plan to meet those needs. Monitors and evaluates service provision and individuals’ progress.  

KNOWLEDGE AND JOB SKILLS: Good clinical skills with the ability to make clinical decisions about the client’s stability is basic. Must possess good problem-solving, advocacy, resource development, time management, and organizational skills. Knowledge of medications and ability to monitor clients’ self-administration of medications is important. Crisis intervention skills are vital. Must have knowledge of life saving techniques including CPR certification and first aid. Good verbal and written communication skills are vital to this position. Good handwriting and documentation skills are essential. Basic computer skills are required. Professional telephone skills are essential.  

CORE COMPETENCIES:

1)     Age Specific: Assessment, Interpretation, Interventions, Knowledge, Developmental Stages, Enhancement of Family Involvement

2)     Basic Job Readiness: Courtesy, Flexibility, Reliability, Responsiveness

3)     Personal Effectiveness: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Management, Thinking Skills

4)     Organizational/Management: Compliance, CQI Commitment, Leadership, Linking/Networking, Management of Information, Organizational Participation, Safety

5)     Performance Specific: Assessment, Crisis Management, Customer Focus, Empowerment/Advocacy, Medication Issues, Psychosocial Interventions, Treatment/Service Planning

JUDGMENT: Sound clinical judgment as demonstrated by the ability to make on the spot decisions based on the individuals current status, past functioning level and potential strengths and weaknesses is essential to job performance. The ability to determine appropriate resources to meet the need of the individual is vital. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience: Has 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 a related human services field and has a minimum of one year of full time or equivalent experience working with children with serious emotional disturbance;

Or

Has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and three years of full time or equivalent experience working with children with serious emotional disturbance;

And

Has or obtains Certification as a Targeted Case Manager within the first three months of hire.

Personal Qualities: Patience and high tolerance for frustration is essential. Initiative, dependability and accuracy are important. The ability to analyze situations and mange them in a proactive manner is helpful. Must be able to work with a minimum of direct supervision.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Special Factors: It is important for a person in this position to enjoy working with difficult children and act as a role model whenever possible. Must be able to meet deadlines.

Staff Development: Completes all administrative and competency requirements as set forth in the Individual Training Plan. Required by DCF to have twenty (20) hours of staff development training per year.

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