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Mental Health Case Manager (Intensive Children's Services) 

About the Organization KMHS is Kitsap's nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults.

On WA's beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment.

Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations.

The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences.

KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility  
Category Social Services  
Open Date 8/6/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Sheridan Campus)  
Description

PURPOSE:

Provide case management services to children in treatment foster care, in-home placement and relative placements and coordinate services for their families. Coordinate services and treatment with other program staff, schools, DSHS, juvenile court and any community resources. Assist in providing 24-hour coverage to program participant.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provide case management, service coordination and advocacy to children in specialized foster care, relative placements and in their home.
  • Interact and work with foster parents as equal team members. Promote professional interaction.
  • Provide support, consultation and on-going training to foster parents and relatives regarding children.
  • Coordinate each cases need with DCFS social worker and all team participants by engaging in a collaborative, professional leadership role on the case.
  • Work as part of a treatment team, attend clinical staffing and meetings as needed.
  • Assist and be proactive in following each contractual requirements as listed in BRS case management and CPA contracts.
  • Teach individualized and tailored care and family preservation philosophy and treatment style to foster parents, relative care givers and bio-family.
  • Coordinate with Intensive Services Coordinator to schedule and arrange respite placement and case aid shifts.
  • Create and facilitate monthly Child & Family team meetings as appropriate to each contract. Assist in developing and executing treatment services and permanency plan for child. Establish and monitor child & family team working from strength-based model as appropriate to contract.
  • Work with biological family or identified permanent placement to ensure success of post program placement as appropriate to contracts.
  • Provide in home support one time per month (or more) outreach services to biological and foster parents.
  • Coordinate services with outside resources including the following: juvenile court, GAL, probation officers, doctors, biological parents, DCFS workers, schools, psychiatrists, external therapists, other treatment foster care agencies, independent living skills programs, YMCA and other such community resources.
  • Monitor that necessary medical/dental care and appropriate schooling, including transportation arrangements to such services is provided by foster parents or other care providers. Collaborate with foster parents and care providers to monitor all doctor's appointments and medications. Participate in school IEP.
  • Maintain and submit complete KMHS records and reports in an accurate and timely manner consistent with agency expectations and all other contract requirements.
  • Provide 24-hour crisis response as scheduled.
  • Transport children as needed.
  • Participate in program development and implementation as needed.
  • Promote a teamwork atmosphere.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a mental health related field required. Two years experience in providing case management services to children and families preferred. Familiarity with foster care system and experience with children and adolescents preferred. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of individual and tailored care and family preservation philosophies preferred. Ability to work from strength-based model. Must be a current resident in the State of Washington for at least three years. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation. Computer knowledge required.

*All employees that drive personal vehicles for daily job functions must provide proof of auto liability insurance of a 100/300 policy upon the first day of employment, maintain required coverage amounts and provide ongoing documentation of continuous coverage.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to sit, and talk or listen.

 
Salary DOE  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.
 

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