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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Transition Team Case Manager III | Crisis Stabilization Unit
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

Location of work: 1720 E. Morris | Wichita, KS and other community locations

To see what it is like to be a Sedgwick County COMCARE Case Manager, click here.

Job Objectives:
Provide immediate medically necessary services to decrease mental health symptoms during a transitional period; locate, assess, and engage individuals with the goal of reducing or diverting from inpatient hospitalizations. Provide intensive case management to engage consumers, assist with accesses in community resources to address basic needs and to identify long term solutions in an effort to promote recovery.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide outreach, screening and engagement services to potential participants
  • Respond to the immediate needs of referrals
  • Arrange for the discharge of inpatient referrals and coordination of transition to the community
  • Provide outreach services to reengage consumers who have relapsed or are nonresponsive to treatment.
  • Outreach to court ordered consumers
  • Provide Targeted Case Management (TCM) for assigned consumers to aid in achieving goals identified in the individualized treatment plan. TCM interventions include: Treatment planning, collateral contacts, phone support, access to supports and service coordination.
  • Provide Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) for assigned consumers to achieve treatment goals. CPST interventions include: assistance in improving symptom self-management, strengths assessment and planning, assistance to assure consumer income maintenance, individual therapeutic intervention, medication education, crisis management, assistance in to achieve academic progress.
  • Provide Attendant Care (AC) for assigned consumers to achieve treatment goals. AC interventions include: direct support, supervision and/or cueing.
  • Provide transportation to support client attendance in medical appointments and other therapeutic goal related activities to include development of community resources, employment or education access, social or consumer-run activities and related supports.
  • 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. Treatment Planning
  • Review intake assessment completed by QMHP for all assigned clients.
  • Meet with client to complete strengths assessment, discuss treatment goals and available services.
  • Complete initial treatment plan and crisis alert plan with client and treatment team members no later than 30 days from the date of the intake.
  • Conduct treatment plan review and update treatment plan documenting progress toward established treatment goals every 90 days following the date of intake or as needed to reflect client s progress and treatment needs.
  • Coordinate with other service providers to review client s progress and update treatment plan goals, objectives and interventions. General Administrative Duties
  • Identify sources of information needed to provide comprehensive mental health treatment and secure the necessary COMCARE consents to release information. Monitor releases of information for annual update.
  • Submit necessary referral forms to team supervisor for approval or assignment in Psych Consult Ensure client s financial information is current and up-to-date in medical record.
  • Enter AIMS data for all clients, including closures, in a timely manner.
  • Review and respond to UR Staff Feedback Forms.
  • Complete and submit required court and probation progress reports to supervisor for review 2 business days prior to probation meeting or court hearing.
  • Investigate community support resources and referral procedures to meet client s needs.
  • Maintain updated diagnosis in client s medical record.
  • Complete other duties and special assignments as required.
  • Complete progress notes within 48 hours of service delivery with/or on behalf of the client Complete documentation according to minimum Medicaid standards for content and quality.
  • Complete Notes for Record to ensure the completeness of the medical record.
  • Enter clinical transactions in PsychConsult for no shows and cancellations.
  • Forward progress notes to supervisor for first 60 days of employment or as directed.
  • Complete documentation according to minimum Medicaid and agency standards for content and quality.


Job Standards:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a human service field or two years of post-high school education and equivalent combination of training or experience required.
  • Preferred areas include knowledge of community resources, housing alternatives, and vocational services; experience working in the community with individuals who have serious and persistent mental illness; ability to write and communicate verbally in a clear and concise fashion; and ability to develop and maintain rapport with clients, constituents, and staff.
  • Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry and motor vehicle screens.
  • Must complete basic strengths case management training with the first six months; advance strengths case management training within first year of employment, and may require overnight stay.
  • Must have a current valid Kansas driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance prior to hire.
  • Must maintain a Kansas driver’s license and automobile insurance at all time.


A successful candidate will possess   these characteristics:

  • Awareness and judgment to intervene appropriately when dealing with escalating emotional situations
  • Ability to negotiate several flights of stairs at a time and move effectively in varied settings throughout the community
  • Mobility and judgment to execute personal protective measures
  • Ability calmly and effectively deal with agitated individuals or high risk situations
  • Demonstrate autonomous critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate good professional judgment and decision-making skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work with minimal direct supervision
  • Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to handle competing urgent priorities
  • Possess basic or intermediate computer skills: able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record


Testing/Screening Requested:
• Pass background checks including by not limited to KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry • Motor vehicle screens • Pre-employment urine drug screen • Sedgwick County Adult Detention Facility security clearance

• Candidates must have good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Programs. • Needs to be able to type and use multi-line phones. • Complex Electronic Medical Record.

Work Environment:
• Office based employment with work in various community settings including, Sedgwick County Adult Detention Facility, private homes, community centers, and other collateral professional settings.

*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: 20003009

Open Date: 2/24/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/22/2017 11:59:59 PM