CASEWORKER II (66)

Posting Date: 5/30/2018                                                                                   
Open Until Filled
Salary: $32,454 to $39,550 Annually                     
Salary is based on education & experience

 Job Description: Provides crisis prevention and management, monitoring, assessment, and service planning and coordination for up to 150 adults with mental illness in the Brazos Valley. Routine Case Management involves 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. The Routine Recovery Facilitator will negotiate and facilitate the array of services and supports needed to address the client’s personal goals and desired outcomes as identified through the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) and Individual Recovery Plan and provide Rehabilitative skills training as needed. The Routine Recovery Facilitator is responsible for ensuring planned services and supports are implemented and appropriately documented as well as advocate and ensure consistent interactions with other agencies. Provides prompt face-to-face crisis assessment, crisis intervention services, and short term intensive mental health treatment and support for adults and children experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Provides services 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; short-term 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. Position requires local travel.
Education: Requires Bachelor’s Degree in a behavioral, social science or humanities field, educational psychology, or early childhood education or intervention.
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.
Hours of Work: 8am-5pm, Monday—Friday with flexibility as needed. Will require some paid on call evenings and weekends.
Licensure/Certification: Ability to be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Valid Texas driver’s license and are insurable by agency insurance. Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion of Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) certification as well as Illness, Management and Recovery (IMR) certification.
Physical Requirements: Ability to drive vehicle; 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: Grimes County, Navasota, TX.