Under the general supervision of the Program Director/designee, functions as part of a team assigned to support consumers living in independent apartments in the community. Assists assigned individuals in developing and maintaining viable living, working and social situations in the community by obtaining needed medical, social, psychosocial, educational, financial, vocational and other services. Participates in the provision of crisis intervention services to participants. Travels to/visits consumers' residences or apartments to provide counsel and assistance and to help the consumers, within their capabilities and interests, in maintaining the greatest degree of independent living. The majority of duties are often performed independently under general supervision.
CANDIDATES WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED A BACHELOR LEVEL COURSE OF STUDY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the agency.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree plus two years experience providing direct services to individuals with mental disabilities or other relevant human service experience, or bachelor’s degree that required a one-year practicum working directly with individuals with mental disabilities (e.g., BSW) and one year experience.
Candidates should be bi-lingual (Spanish or Creole) and have a clean, valid NY driver's license.
CASE MANAGER TRAINEE
Otherwise qualified candidates who lack the indicated number of years of experience may be offered employment as Case Manager Trainees at a reduced salary, until the experience requirements are met.