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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Crisis Stabilization Unit Case manager
Salary: $14.47 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:

Job Objectives:

Provide intensive, goal-directed, medically necessary services to support adults and 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.

 

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 both adults and children 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)

Documentation

  • 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

 

Competencies:

Teamwork:  Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments.

Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely. Demonstrates good written, oral and listening skills.

Detail Oriented:  Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures. Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise. Performs follow-up to ensure quality of work product and/or actions completed.

Resilience:  Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches. Remains flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change. Understands changes in work tasks, situations, and environment as well as the basis for change. Thinks and acts effectively under pressure. Persists towards solutions and goals in changing circumstances. Overcomes obstacles to achieve results.

Time Management:  Shows ability to plan, schedule, direct work or self and others. Balances task requirements and individual abilities; organizes materials to accomplish tasks; sets high standards and well-defined, realistic goals for one ’s self. Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision and is motivated to achieve.

 

Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  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.

 

Physical Requirements of 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:

Background checks including but not limited to KBI & DCF child and adult abuse registry, Driver's License check, and Pre-Employment drug screen

 

Equipment:

Candidates must have good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft programs and be able to type, use multi-line phones, copier, and fax

 

Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Varied

Location of work:  1720 E Morris, Ste 101 / 635 N Main

The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.  May work in adverse conditions.  Fast-paced environment and may occasionally work with combative emotional consumers.

 

*Please note this job posting 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: 20002802

Open Date: 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 6/11/2018 11:59:59 PM