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Case Manager-Temp Position

  • Job Tracking ID: 512763-581265
  • Job Location: Paterson, NJ
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 28, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

  1. Provide case management for a caseload of residential addiction treatment female clients with children in residence, including the following tasks:
    • Serve as a liaison between Straight & Narrow, Drug Court/Probation and all other social service agencies, including the scheduling of Case Conferences as necessary.
    • Ascertain whether client needs birth certificates, social security cards or an identification card. Determine status of their TANF, food stamps, Medicaid benefits (if applicable).
    • Send for ad/or make appointments for client to go for any of the above that are missing.
    • Open client’s welfare case in PassaicCounty. Obtain any documents necessary to do this. Close client’s welfare case in sending county (if applicable).
    • Open client’s Medicaid case immediately upon receipt of all required documents (if applicable).
    • Notify client’s probation officer that client is in the program and prepare any reports that are needed initially and on a monthly basis or as required.
    • Make contact with client’s relatives to bring items needed and/or go to the store and purchase these items.
    • Go over client’s shopping lists monthly. Remove any inappropriate items. Check client’s current supplies to see that they are not over-ordering. When client returns from store, compare what is on the list with what he has bought.
    • Educate/Assist client with regards to money management and budgeting strategies.
    • Schedule weekly meetings with clients and provide them with phone calls to their probation officers, etc.
    • Set up a Case Conference with client’s Probation officer within first month of client’s admission. Set up a second Case Conference with Probation officer during 4th or 5th month to begin final phase of discharge planning.
    • Attend any Case Conferences that are scheduled.
    • Prepare a monthly report regarding each client for Probation, etc.
    • Schedule outside appointments for welfare, WIC, social security, Probation visits, Section 8 applications, job search, trips to IOP for interviews, etc.
    • Escort clients on shopping trips, to court appearances, on interviews related to Section 8 housing, job interviews and at all times when they are looking for an apartment.
    • Apply for Section 8 housing for the client, obtaining all necessary documents in order to complete her application.
    • When the client secures an apartment, apply for Emergency Assistance. Make arrangements to have client’s lights, gas and phone turned on. Make sure deposits are made for client’s rent and utilities.
    • When Section 8 housing is not available, work with referral source to find alternative housing.
    • Arrange an appointment for client to be interviewed and complete necessary paperwork at IOP before client is discharged. Coordinate with IOP to arrange for a medical appointment so that there is no gap in medical services if client is taking medication. Identify a child care provider in a timely manner and make application for the client’s child/children.
    • Close out client’s account at S & N before he leaves, transferring all personal documents to him. Fill out form that gives client a checklist of what to do upon discharge and give her a letter to take to her first welfare appointment.
    • Close out client’s Passaic County welfare case (if applicable).
  2. Facilitate group and didactics as scheduled by supervisor.
  3. Submit documentation of all groups, didactics and individual client sessions to supervisor daily.
  4. Maintain social services portion of clients’ charts as per the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and CARF guidelines, ensuring that the file is up- to-date for all documentation.
  5. Attend regularly scheduled MDT meetings for clients on caseload, providing information on each client’s progress, legal situation, social service benefits and housing situation.
  6. Provide referrals for clients to other agencies (i.e., health, psychiatric, vocational rehabilitation and public assistance) for concurrent and continued social services and care.
  7. Encourage clients’ attendance and participation in AA/NA.
  8. Provide crisis intervention as necessary.
  9. Prepare monthly reports to overseeing agencies/referral sources (i.e. probation officers, etc.) as required.
  10. Follow all Electronic Health Records (EHR) policies.
  11. If Case Manager does not have either a CADC or LCADC, must obtain certification within three (3) from date of hire. Must be actively pursuing and provide documentation quarterly, of progress towards obtaining certification.

Experience and Skills:

CADC or LCADC. If Case Manager does not have either a CADC or LCADC, must be actively pursuing one or other and must have a BA or MA degree and must present supervisor quarterly, of progress towards obtaining the certification. Must be computer literate and possess ability to type.

Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision benefits, Holidays, PTO/Sick time, 403b Retirement Savings Plan


 
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