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Case Manager

Location: Cerritos
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Under the supervision of the Program Director and/or Program Coordinator, the Case Manager is responsible for but not limited to planning, facilitating, implementing, and coordinating mental health / case management services to adults with mental illness who are transitioning from locked placements (psychiatric and forensic) to community settings or living in permanent supportive housing.
Essential Functions
Provide individual rehabilitation and case management services by exploring community resources, providing linkage, and referrals to ensure continuous system of care.
Coordinate and implement day rehabilitative program activities under the supervision of program coordinator.
Coordinate with treatment team and facility staff members to provide intensive, structured services.
Coordinate services with various public and private community health, mental health, and social service agencies in treatment of client.
Report program activities and development, crises, and any other pertinent information to appropriate chain of command
Transport client(s) to connect with necessary community resources
Assist clients, families; and significant others in understanding mental illness and gaining their acceptance of and participation in the treatment recommendations.
Provide weekly contact with client to ensure continuous system of care.
Participate and implement cooperative arrangements and/or team conferences with various inter-disciplinary team members in the development and implementation of client's treatment plan and aftercare plan.
Maintain and submit billing records in a timely manner.
Maintain and update client's files and documentation in accordance with DMH or DHS guidelines.
Must drive to multiple job sites.
Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director and/or Program Coordinator. * Minimum Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Psychology or other related field from an accredited college or university or one year of related experience.
One year of direct service experience in a hospital or mental health setting which has an interdisciplinary team approach.
Legal status to work in the United States.
Must have own reliable transportation, valid California Driver License, and proof of automobile insurance coverage.
Fully COVID-19 Vaccinated

Knowledge: Basic Computer software programs (Experience on Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet); Knowledge and ability to relate to people with mental illness; Knowledge of DSM-IV and Mental Illness
Skills: Good writing and oral (communication) skills are necessary; Strong interpersonal and social skills; Time management skills necessary
Abilities: Ability to drive; Ability to develop and maintain effective working relations with program and with community representatives and contractors; Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team;
Bilingual skills preferred but not required
Non-Essential Qualifications (optional) - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Environmental Conditions (Working Conditions)
Job duties are to be performed both in office and field settings.
Physical Requirements
The employee is expected to drive, sit, stand, walk, carry a maximum of 20lbs, listen, and speak in order to complete job requirements.
Mental Requirements
The employee must be able to handle any/all of the following: constant distractions, interruptions, uncontrollable changes in priorities/work schedules; be able to process information, think, and conceptualize.
Company Description Special Service for Groups, Inc. - better known as SSG - is a non-profit health and human service organization dedicated to building and sustaining community-based programs that address the needs of vulnerable communities. Special Service for Groups (SSG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide community-based solutions to the social and economic issues facing those in greatest need. SSG has evolved into a model organization designed to provide services for diverse groups with maximum efficiency and impact. This is achieved by developing and managing programs which serve our many communities by encouraging their involvement and self-sufficiency. SSG believes that the needs of groups and individuals cross traditional ethnic, racial and other cultural boundaries. SSG serves as a bridge between people with common needs to identify ways to pool resources for the greater good of all.

Keywords: SPECIAL SERVICE FOR GROUPS, Cerritos , Case Manager, Executive , Cerritos, California

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