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ICM Licensed Behavioral Case Manager

Company: State of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Behavioral Health Intensive Case Manager provides Intensive case management & skills training for adults with severe and persistent mental illness & addictive diseases through various View Point Health programs and counties.We are currently seeking to hire a team of Case managers to provide services to cover Dekalb and Fulton Counties.This position will focus on the coordination of rehabilitation and recovery services within the agency and in the community for those clients who frequent crisis stabilization & community hospitals, repeat legal offenses, qualify as chronically homeless, and stepping down from ACT and other higher levels of care due to client behavioral health needs. ICM providers will work closely with ACT, hospitals, Community Service Boards, Crisis Stabilization Units, Inpatient psychiatric units, jails coordinators, probation officers, other community partners/agencies, and other VPH programs.Flexibility in scheduled hours is necessary to provide effective in-home services throughout the day and into the evening hours. On-call rotations will be a necessary function of the Intense Case Management role. The vast majority of services provided to clients will be in the client's residence and their community. This position also works closely & meets on a weekly basis with a team of professional staff to assess needs, develop treatment plans, and monitor client progress.This position requires the ability to work in a fast pace setting, a passion to work with those with Behavioral Health needs, and the ability to work closely and effectively with a team of professionals. Reliable transportation and driving abilities is imperative.Responsibilities: Conduct 1 home visit per week/per client within their community setting or within client's current residence.* Interviews client, family members, and/or support system(s) to assess level of functioning, current Strengths, Needs, Abilities, and Preferences and secure information relative to program requirements for receiving services and recommending appropriate level of care.* Conduct Behavioral Health Assessments and update Treatment plans to reflect needed services for authorization (if licensed) or partake in Treatment planning if unlicensed.* Participate in weekly treatment team meetings to assist in the development of treatment plans with appropriate therapeutic interventions, notifies professionals of any unusual observations or incidents, client progress, and follow up.* Develops and maintains a network of community contacts. Facilitates referrals and linkages to community services and communication among client's service providers with VPH to assure a continuum of services.* Provide linkage, transport clients, and assist/coach clients in accessing & obtaining community resources.* Establishes linkage with community resources (jails, hospitals, shelters, DFCS, etc.) to assist with discharge planning and a smooth transition to View Point Health Services.* Process referrals from other inter-agency providers & Community partners & check against strict requirements for ICM services for acceptance or denial.* ICM providers are expected to carry an individual case load of 20 to 30 clients.* Write precise, accurate, and clear progress notes in our electronic Care Logic system in a timely manner. Maintain required records and information in each client's file. Prepares accurate, complete timely documentation (within 24 hours) of case notes and billing information to meet agency and state standards and provide effective service delivery across a broad range of services.* Provide individual skills training as indicated in the client's treatment plan including but not limited to independent living skills, coping skills, interview skills, symptom management skills, anger management skills, assertiveness skills, advocacy skills, hygiene skills, and many other daily living skills.* Recognize the need for crisis intervention and notifies supervisor and professional staff of escalated situations.* Under professional guidance, provides individual and group supportive counseling to clients and families concerning their needs and problems, and issues with personal and social development.Meet or exceed Agency Productivity standardsShift: Mon - Fri (830AM - 5PM)Bachelor's degree in a social services related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience in a social services related field OR High school diploma or GED AND Three years of experience in a social services related position OR One year of experience at the lower level Social Svcs Tech 2 (SST011) or position equivalent. Associated topics: case manager, case management, liaison, manage, office manager, project, program development, project development, project management, resource development

Keywords: State of Georgia, Athens , ICM Licensed Behavioral Case Manager, Other , Athens, Georgia

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