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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: PT Case Manager | Crisis Stabilization Unit
Salary: $14.49 Hourly

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Varied hours – no more than 999 hours in a twelve month period

Location of work:

1720 E. Morris, Suite 101/635 N. Main

Job Objectives:
Provide intensive, goal-directed, medically necessary services to support adults and children who have mental illness and/or substance use problems resulting in crisis stabilization.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. Employee must be able to complete complex tasks by applying standard office policies, authorized instructions, and past precedents to achieve a desired outcome. Employee must quickly recognize emergency or sensitive situations and take appropriate action. Critical decision making and the ability to think through the consequences of a decision are essential in this position.

Essential Job Functions:
Direct Service Provision

• Case Management using identified and accepted methods to remediate symptoms of mental illness and/or improve emotional and functional well-being.

• Provide crisis stabilization services to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis while they are in the Wichita Children’s Home (WCH), Crisis Observation Unit (COU), the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU).

• Manage distraught or psychotic clients who are in need of structure; monitor gross psychological and physical functions of clients.

• Familiarize clients with guidelines and procedures of the COU, the WCH and/or the CSU.

• Conduct risk assessments as needed to address safety of clients.

• Collaborates with community partners, caregivers, family members, physicians and other treatment providers on a regular consistently until client dismissal.

• Support consumer achieve treatment goals, coordinate with collateral contacts, medication education, crisis management, prompt client to complete daily living activities, monitor client one to one for safety or as needed.

• Complete discharge planning and support transition to the community or to higher level of treatment.

• 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.

• Identify and secure in-home services to maintain stabilization once client returns home.

• Contact service providers to request and arrange services; coordinate and monitor services rendered.

• Create and initiate plans to ensure clients attend mental health appointments.

• Assist clients to maintain basic needs (housing, food, medical).


• Complete progress notes in accordance with COMCARE guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed treatment and client response to treatment within set timelines.

• Complete documents prior to ending shift with or on behalf of the client.

• Complete Note for Records to ensure completeness of medical records.

• Complete documentation according to minimum Medicaid and agency standards for content and quality.

General Administrative Duties

• Identify sources of information needed to provide comprehensive mental health treatment and secure the necessary COMCARE consents to release information. Submit necessary referral forms to team supervisor for approval or assignment in Psych Consult.

• Complete all necessary forms for admission and/or discharge for Crisis Stabilization Unit clients.

• Ensure all needed documentation and forms are completed and up-to-date for assigned SCOAP clients.

• Complete shift reports.

• Notify treatment providers of client admission to Crisis Stabilization Unit Specialized Activities.

Job Standards:
Minimum Requirements

Education:  Bachelor’s degree or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education.

Years of Experience:  If no degree is present applicant may substitute each one year of experience for one year of education.

License, certifications, etc.:  Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy. 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 orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Physical Activing of the Position:

Light work. Exerting up to10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and using measurement devices.
The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.

Testing/Screening Requested:
• Pass background checks including by not limited to KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry • Motor vehicle screens • Urine drug screen.

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

Work Environment:
• Office and in the field.

Pooling:  20007775, 20007779, 20008649, 20008653, 20007778, 2000460, 20002853, 20008652, 20008655, 20008615


*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

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.

Vacancy Number: 20004571

Open Date: 1/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/28/2019 11:59:59 PM