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Homeward Bound and Strive for Independent Parenting case manager serving Bergen County and Essex County youth respectively.
* Responsible for planning and providing direct services to children, adolescents and their families evaluating and assessing ongoing services related to clients goals and needs.
*Establishes trusting relationship with clients during all phases of the intervention.
* Provides supportive and clinical services to young adults while addressing basic housing needs and co-creates and implements a treatment plan addressing youth basic and clinical needs, goals, and progress-planned services.
* Develops and maintains professional relationships with collateral agencies
* Accepts individual differences and works with the culturally diverse populations present among the program’s target population.
* Completes comprehensive assessments/evaluation of client at intake/admission, during on-going treatment/services delivery, and at discharge/transfer
* Formulates psychosocial treatment plans, with relevant goals, behaviorally-measurable objectives that serve as indexes for evaluating treatment progress, and realistic time frames for achievement
* Meets with youth six days per week to ensure that concrete needs are met and to provide in-home services and supportive interventions, including case management, linkage to community resources, provides inter-agency coordination of treatment and responds to clients for crisis intervention.
* Documents assessments, treatment plans, progress reports, and discharge summaries in the clinical record.
* Maintains accurate and timely records for each case including all related telephone contacts, meetings and face-to-face contacts on and off site.
* Plans, communicates, and documents discharge/aftercare/transfer plans for clients completing treatment and/or accessing other services in the continuum.
* Functions as a member within an interdisciplinary team in the assessment/evaluation of clients, and to articulate verbally and in written documentation the integration of client history and assessment information.
* The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
* Required to work week-ends and holidays as assigned: after hour (on call) coverage
* May be required to provide outreach services in sub-standard conditions (i.e. exposure to violence, AIDS, TB and Hepatitis).
Age Specific Competencies - For Child/Adolescent Population:
* Working knowledge of child/adolescent stages of growth and development.
* Ability to assess history, assessment, family information, in the context of adult development in formulating diagnoses and individual family support plans (IFSP).
* Ability to engage family members in decision-making related to child/adolescent service planning and education and treatment according to service plans.