The program Case Manager will have the prime responsibility for organizing comprehensive service planning and assessment activity and assuring service plan implementation through direct case management or co-provider services. The Case Manager will also have either primary or shared responsibility, depending upon the specialty/discipline, in providing the residents with specific linkages/advocacy services with co-providers of housing, mental health, substance abuse, and healthcare services etc. as well as with parole boards. Together with the residents, the Case Manager will formulate residents’ comprehensive service plan in conjunction with specialty program staff.
Activities with Persons Served
Case Administrative Activities
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor’s degree which includes a practicum encompassing a substantial number of activities with the target population or which features a major or concentration (concentration = a minimum of 24 credits in the noted disciplines) in: social work, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreation/recreation therapy, counseling, community mental health, child and family studies, sociology, speech and hearing plus one year of case management or other relevant human services experience. A bachelor’s degree in any field plus two years of case management or relevant human services experience.
An associate’s degree in a health or human services field (see above fields) and three years of case management experience
A high school diploma/GED and three years of experience in providing direct services to individuals with mental disabilities (i.e., persons properly diagnosed as suffering from mental illness, mental retardation, alcoholism, or substance abuse) or to homeless individuals.