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Employer: Sedgwick County
Department: COMCARE
Job Title: COMCARE – Case Manager III - Transitional Age Specialist | Children’s Services
Salary: $15.13 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours: Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with some evening hours

Location of work: 350 S. Broadway | Wichita, KS and in the community

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Job Objectives:
Provide goal-directed, medically necessary services and support to clients, between the age of 16-22, with severe emotional disturbances and their families; working toward transitioning youth into independent living or adult mental health services within the community.

Essential Job Functions:
• Provide direct services to identified clients and their families by developing treatment plans, making referrals to community resources and direct therapeutic interventions, education and support and monitoring all mental health services to ensure integrated treatment and maximum benefit to the client. • Includes developing curriculum to address needs of transition age youth, implementation and on-going evaluation of this psychosocial rehabilitation group. On-site consultation and support to COMCARE staff working with clients in the target population. • Provide educational support services, which will mean assistance with traditional primary and secondary education, as well as non-traditional education such as GED programs. • Provide employment support service, which includes assisting the client to obtain and maintain employment. • Provide housing support services, which may include assisting the client to locate and secure affordable, safe housing in the community. • Maintain working relationships with Bridges Independent Living program at the Wichita Children’s Home, Wichita Area DCF Transitional Age Specialists, COMCARE Community Support Services, Mental Health Association - Adult Services, and other community partners. • Drive personal vehicle and/or occasionally drive a county owned vehicle for business purposes (ex. Transport clients to appointments), as required; documenting and reporting mileage according to agency procedures, so that services can be provided in a timely manner; comply with agency vehicle policy at all times.

Job Standards:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a related field or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. • Three years of experience as a case manager preferred. • Valid State of KS Driver's License, and meets the requirements of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy. • Possess demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or severe emotional disturbance, and the ability to react effectively in a wide variety of human service situations. • Demonstrated ability to work with transition age youth and an understanding of their developmental challenges. • Experience with adult mental health services preferred. • Possess basic or intermediate computer skills: able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record.

Testing/Screening Requested:
Background checks, including but not limited to KBI and DCF adult and child abuse registry • Motor Vehicle Check • Pre-employment Drug Screen

• Possess basic or intermediate computer skills: able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record. • Must have reliable transportation.

Work Environment:
• Office and community settings. • Frequent in town travel in personal vehicle.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20003150

Open Date: 1/24/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/24/2017 11:59:59 PM