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Case Manager Substance Use Specialist * Justice Involved Mental Health

San Diego, California, United States

Case Manager Substance Use Specialist * Justice Involved Mental Health

  • San Diego, California, United States

Looking for a compassionate, hard working, dedicated mental healthcare worker that is passionate about social justice and assisting those with justice involved history who are on probation with a severe mental illness diagnosis.

WHO IS TELECARE?

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 170 programs and over 4,300 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

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Program Type: Community-based

To Make Referrals: San Diego BHC provides court-ordered treatment for persons who have been incarcerated and referred through the Behavioral Health Court Calendar of San Diego County Superior Court.

# of Members: 60 members

Who We Serve:

  • Adults ages 18 and older
  • Probation-eligible
  • US citizen or proof of legal status
  • Mentally competent
  • Diagnosed with serious mental illness

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone and field coverage for urgent matters are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

About the Program: The San Diego BHC program is an active partnership between Telecare and the County of San Diego, superior court, the public defender and district attorney's offices, and the probation department. Members are able to begin ACT services as soon as they are released from jail and are required to commit to the program for 18 months in order to participate. The primary focus of the program is to ensure members are set up with the proper resources and tools they will need to move forward without re-offending.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, serves as a primary support and case manager for individuals with mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders by assisting them to live as independently as possible in their chosen community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborates with members served to create Recovery Plan goals and ensure all services described in the Recovery Plan are provided
  • Consistent with area of expertise, provides specialized services and interventions related to substance use, including thematic groups, evidence-based practices, and collaboration with external agencies and resources
  • Facilitates groups according to the needs and interests of members served, especially in the area of education or skill-building related to Substance Use
  • Provides appropriate interventions in crisis situations
  • On a rotating basis, performs officer of the day functions for both wellness, duty and stand by duty tasks
  • Collects required data and completes required documentation
  • Coordinates transitions to lower levels of care
  • Maintains awareness of community resources and assists members served in appropriate use of community resources
  • Assists members served with all needs, including Activities of Daily Living
  • Assists members served in making and getting to essential appointments
  • Assists and advocates for members served in obtaining appropriate benefits; provide representative payee services
  • Ensures that members served understand their legal status and rights
  • Helps members served achieve greater independence and autonomy
  • Safeguards confidentiality; adheres to HIPAA policies
  • Provides wraparound services that encompass whole person care
  • Provides transportation when needed and appropriate and linkage to community resources
  • Provide and document quality and quantity of direct services as required by program standards
  • If employed at outpatient program, must evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of management.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • High School Graduation or G.E.D. equivalent and three (3) years of direct services in mental health or community services; or Associate's degree and two (2) years of experience; or Bachelor's degree in Social Services
  • Must possess at least 1 year of experience providing services as a Substance Use Specialist
  • Sensitivity to multi-cultural populations and issues
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
  • All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply.

SKILLS

  • Thorough understanding of the rights of members served and relevant legal processes
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good computer/technology skills
  • Ability to assess safety risks
  • Ability to easily build rapport, maintain engagement with members served, and hold hope in the face of adversity
  • Excellent driving skills
  • Knowledge of basic medical and psychiatric terminology
  • Knowledge of Substance Use Disorder services
  • Within two (2) months of employment, ability to apply financial requirements for billing and learn billing codes

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to stand, twist, squat, kneel, push, pull, lift, and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently sit, walk, reach, bend, and do simple and power grasping. The position requires driving and frequent hazardous exposure (blood borne pathogens, hospital waste, chemicals, and infections).

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability



Equal Opportunity Employer Description
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.