Provides support and advocacy to clients and their families within the community to educate and promote healthy lifestyles and prevent reoccurring hospitalizations by monitoring, assessing, counseling, supporting, and empowering clients to improve their quality of life through maintaining stability in the community.
ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides population and age-specific case management services to clients, including assessment, linking/coordinating, monitoring, reassessment, follow-up, service plan development, resource development, transportation, and advocacy.
- Assesses the personal needs of each consumer in such areas as living situation, mental health services, financial base, and access to medical services, as well as educational/vocational/employment/substance abuse service needs.
- Participates with staff in the development review and the delivery of treatment plans.
- Provides support to clients and families in identifying and accessing services as decided by the treatment plan.
- Maintain required case management documentation.
- Participates in in-service training, clinical supervision, consultations, utilization review meetings, and other meetings.
- Participates with staff and conducts client group meetings related to substance abuse and mental health recovery.
- Assists in providing education to non-CMH providers regarding MI symptoms identification/management and crisis and intervention.
- Assists in the development of community contacts and networks with other service providers.
- Communicate with the public regarding mental health needs and services in the community.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Possess Michigan full or limited licensure as a master’s social worker or a bachelor’s social worker, or a human services professional with at least a bachelor’s degree in a human services field.
- One to two years of progressively more responsible experience in a related mental health and substance abuse services field is preferred.
- Must have a valid State of Michigan Driver License.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and skills required.