Case Manager - Mental Health Division

  • 204 Hampton Drive, Venice, CA, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

Background

Since 1976, St. Joseph Center has been meeting the needs of low-income and homeless individuals and families in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, and surrounding communities.  The Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization that assists people without regard for religious affiliation or lack thereof through comprehensive case management and integrated social service programs.  The Center enjoys broad-based community support as well as a sponsored relationship with its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  St. Joseph Center serves approximately 6,000 individuals annually.

 

Job Description

Job Summary

The Case Manager position is a part of the Los Angeles County Dept. Of Mental Health (LAC-DMH) Recovery, Resilience, and Reintegration program. This LAC-DMH contracted position engages with other mental health professionals and paraprofessional staff to ensure the delivery of quality care in accordance to the rules and regulations established by LAC-DMH as well as adhering to the mission of St. Joseph Center. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Case Manager’s key areas of responsibility include: 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Utilize the harm reduction, housing first, and recovery models of treatment when working with clients who experience severe and persistent mental illness.   
  • Link clients to appropriate bridge/interim housing programs and assist them in completing required paperwork in order to enroll and maintain them in permanent housing-related programs.
  • Develop and maintain strong ties to the community, law enforcement, and other service providers who may interact with our clients.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide case management and supportive services to meet the needs of each individual by implementing a LAC-DMH client treatment plan with goals to assist the client in their mental health recovery.
  • Complete LAC-DMH Documentation while adhering to quality assurance standards and documentation deadlines     
  • Build trust and rapport with clients.  Meeting clients where they are at, whether it be on the street or in their home.
  • Proactively link clients to physical health, mental health, and other supportive services internally or externally.   
  • Assist clients to enroll in mainstream benefits and obtain identification (i.e. California Driver’s License, Social Security Card).
  • Maintain electronic records for each client.
  • Provide bus tokens, bus passes, taxi vouchers, and/or direct transportation as needed. 
  • Participate in case conferencing meetings and other community meetings.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other services providers or programs. 

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are designed to provide typical examples of the work performed; not all duties and responsibilities assigned are included here, nor is it expected that all similar positions will be assigned every duty and responsibility.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be highly motivated and a self-starter.  The ability to communicate with and relate to a diverse group of people including clients, community, and other staff.  Must have excellent organizational skills and the capability to work in a fast paced environment.   
  • Strong knowledge of homeless services and resources.  Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Critical Time Intervention, Housing First, and the Recovery Model of mental health treatment.
  • Strong knowledge, and experience with, providing supportive services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • A bilingual background is a plus.
  • The position requires an ability to work flexible hours including some early mornings and evenings.

Experience:

  • Preferred – Two years’ experience providing services to highly vulnerable populations.

Education:

  • Preferred – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or a related field.

Direct Reports:

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to use widely supported internet browsers and type at over 45 wpm.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

  • Valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
  • Valid automobile liability insurance.

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel to meet with clients as needed.
  • Travel to meetings at multiple St. Joseph Center sites and at community partner locations as needed.

Additional Information

Status: Full-Time/Exempt

Salary: DOE

Employment with St. Joseph Center is contingent on completion of satisfactory background check.

For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume. St. Joseph Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. All applicants for employment are invited to voluntarily self-identify their gender, race, ethnicity, and veteran status, by completing the EEO Information. Providing your EEO Information is voluntary and refusal to self-identify will not subject applicants to any adverse treatment. Similarly, applicants who do self-identify will not be subject to any adverse treatment based on the information they provide.

St. Joseph center invites you to review the current "EEO is The Law" poster as part of the application process. A link to the current poster is located here.

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