BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CASE MANAGER

Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
2022-6721
Category
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

This Behavioral Health Case Manager position supports adults and/or children and families with, or at risk of developing, serious emotional, mental, and or substance use disorders. The Case Manager is responsible for managing an assigned caseload to assess, support, advocate, and coordinate community resources that assist toward stabilization, independence, and recovery.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages and monitors assigned client caseload using a variety of interpersonal skills that support independence, autonomy, safety, and stability.
  • Assists clients to link and coordinate with health and social service support, e.g., medical, hospital, psychiatric, substance use, housing, food, clothing, financial assistance, education, employment, legal, social security, tribal organizations, and other community/social services.  
  • Provides supportive active listening to engage, encourage, and motivate clients toward self-directed support and change.
  • Documents all services and encounters in compliance with organizational standards and timelines. Completes necessary processes and documentation for prior authorizations required to obtain additional testing, services, treatment, or medication as part of the treatment plan.
  • Promptly responds to urgent client circumstances for assigned caseload and others when directed by supervisor or treatment team leader.
  • Works closely with Referral Care Coordinators, and when necessary, processes referrals to effectively facilitate internal and external care referrals.
  • Proactively identifies delays and obstacles to care and works to remedy individual cases and improve processes.
  • Provides outreach and advocacy in the community to meet the needs of the client.
  • Facilities individual and group psycho-education skills and classes as described in the treatment plan.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and mandatory trainings. Maintains skills, annual competencies, and certifications, and participates in in-services and educational programs as assigned.
  • Interacts with clients, peers, colleagues, and internal and external customers while upholding the Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Completes and maintains patient specific training that is reflective of the staff’s caseload. e.g. Substance, Crisis, or other therapeutic skills and techniques.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

 

Education:

  • Prefer- BS/BA in social services, education, human development, mental health, or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience can be exchanged on a year for year basis with the BS/BA requirement.

Experience:

  • Prior experience in general case management, social work, or counseling, preferred
  • A minimum of 6 months addiction services experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 

Knowledge of:

  • Case management principles and application in integrated settings
  • The use of customer service and recovery skills

Skills in:

  • Coordination of patient cases within integrated team
  • Active listening, critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Use of equipment and software, such as: computers, electronic health record, fax, Outlook Software and phone system
  • Application of effective and clear oral and written communication

Ability to:

  • Multi-task and work independently in fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Maintain compliance with annual competencies
  • Provide advocacy and outreach
  • Problem-solve and use conflict resolution skills to develop and maintain good working relations with other staff and departments
  • Meet patients’ needs in a prompt and appropriate manner
  • Work with individuals of all walks of life, skills and abilities including individuals dealing with various addictions, experiencing homelessness and severe and persistent mental illness

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