CASEWORKER II (472)

Posting Date: 9/22/2017                                                                                     
Open Until Filled
Salary: $31,509 to $36,398 Annually                     
Salary is based on education & experience

 Job Description: As a Forensic Intensive Case Manager, this position provides crisis prevention and management, monitoring, assessment, rehabilitative skills training, service planning and coordination, and jail diversion for adults with mental illness involved in the Criminal Justice system. The Intensive Case Manager’s objective is to assist clients in increasing independent functioning in the community, reducing recidivism in the criminal justice system, reduce hospitalizations, and developing individualized short term and long term recovery goals. Service coordination involves jail screenings, acting as MHMRABV liaison to the courts, accessing medical, social, educational, and other appropriate services that will help an individual achieve a quality of life and community participation acceptable to the individual. This goal is accomplished by completing ANSA Assessments, developing individualized recovery plan, performing skills training, intervening in the crisis situations, coordinating community resources and documenting all contacts for persons served on caseload.  Position also serves as a member of a mobile crisis outreach team (MCOT) designed to reach individuals at their place of residence, school and other community based safe locations as a means of diversion from jails, emergency rooms and hospitals.  Duties include accompanying specially trained Sheriff’s officers (CIT) to individual’s home to provide crisis assessments; service plan development and implementation; access to medication services; monitoring and follow-up; inter- and intra-agency coordination of support services; family education and support; and client advocacy in the community where client is located.
Education: Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Social Services
Experience: Requires experience working with individuals with mental illness, must be able to work independently as well as with a team. Good organizational skills are a must. Experience working with criminal justice population helpful.
Hours of Work: 8am-5pm; Monday through Friday, generally. At times may need to have a flexible schedule to accommodate needs of the program.
Licensure/Certifications: Ability to be credentialed as Qualified Mental Health Professional. Valid Texas driver’s license and are insurable by agency insurance. Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion of Adults Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) certification as well as Illness, Management and Recovery (IMR) certification.
Physical Requirements: Communicate effectively both verbally & written; ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Good computer skills are a must; ability to pass the Preventative Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB) Training as well as all other physical requirements for this position.
Facility: Burleson & Washington Counties