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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Case Manager Specialist (SCOAP/TT)
Salary: $15.20 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 goal-directed, medically necessary services and support to adults who have mental illness and substance abuse problems contributing to repeat hospital admissions, criminal justice system and/or crisis contact.  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.

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:

Service Provision  Case Management Services

  • Case Management using identified and accepted methods to remediate symptoms of mental illness and/or improve emotional and functional well-being
  • Conduct risk assessments as needed to address safety of clients
  • Collaborates with community partners and other treatment providers
  • Provide Targeted Case Management (TCM) for assigned consumers to aid in achieving goals identified in the individualized treatment plan; 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; 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 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 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

Treatment Planning

  • Prepare quality treatment plans in collaboration with client and/or guardian, additional treatment team and community partners
  • Facilitate treatment plan review, addressing updates and progress on goals with client, treatment plan coordinator or other members of the treatment team
  • Complete DLA-20 at initial case management appointment and quarterly thereafter

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 Notes for Record, releases of information, safety documents and other documentation as required and/or recommended within established deadlines
  • Enters no show and cancellations for accuracy and completeness of medical record
  • Respond to Utilization Review staff feedback forms and make corrections as needed
  • Enter AIMS data monthly
  • Completes discharge summary when closing to case management services
  • Completes court reports or treatment summaries within required timelines as set by the entity requesting these documents
  • Ensure client’s financial information is current and up-to-date in medical record

 

Competencies:

Action Oriented:  Consistently maintains high levels of activity or productivity; sustains long working hours when necessary, works with vigor, effectiveness and determination over a sustained period.

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:   Two years of post high school education and equivalent combination of training or experience required.

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 to 20 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 to include KBI & DCF Adult & Child Abuse registries, Driver's license check, and Pre-Employment urine drug screen

 

Equipment:

Candidates must have good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft programs and need to be able to type, use multi-line phones, and the Complex Electronic Medical Record.

 

Working Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location of work:  1720 E Morris

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: 20004558

Open Date: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 7/22/2018 11:59:59 PM