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Child Mental Health Case Manager 

About the Organization Established June 15, 1971, Valley Community Services Board is a publicly funded organization where citizens of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties can receive Behavioral Health, Substance Use and Developmental Services services. Valley Community Services Board serves as the single point of entry into publicly funded mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services for these localities.



Valley CSB is a person-centered organization, tailoring treatment to each individual. We value competency and compassion in every service we provide. We are also a resource for educating the public about the nature of mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities to dispel stereotypes and encourage support for individuals facing those challenges.




Valley Community Services Board is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
 
Open Date 5/23/2022  
Close Date 7/6/2022  
Position Child Mental Health Case Manager  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Days  
Req Number CLI-22-00010  
Number of Openings 3  
Number Filled 0  
Description

Valley Community Services Board is looking for a Child Mental Health Case Manager to join our team! As a member of the highly collaborative Community-Based Services team, the Child Mental Health Case Manager will play a vital role in providing and connecting children and their families to support services.

Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule and environment.
  • Opportunities to earn additional pay available.
  • Health Insurance as low as $21.16 per month for individuals. Family and dependent plans are also available.
  • Sign-on bonus of $1,500, included in full with the first paycheck.
  • Nine paid holidays per year.
  • Accrue up to 20 days of PTO per year, which is immediately available upon accrual.
  • Parcipation in the Virginia Retirement System, including paid short-term disability insurance after one year of employment.
  • Professional development opportunities provided at no cost.

Essential functions of the position include:

  • Provide intensive case management services to SED & at-risk children, and adolescents.
  • Collaborate with the children, adolescents, and their families, to facilitate adjustment at home, in school, and in the community.
  • Help children, adolescents and their families navigate crisis stabilization and emergency intervention services as needed.
  • Develop and complete Individual Service Plan (ISP) reviews on caseload in accordance with agency standards and Medicaid criteria.
  • Coordinate care and discharge planning with the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents (CCCA).
 
Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Basic human needs.
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Community resources.
  • Interviewing techniques.
  • Appropriate professional behavior.
  • Basic psychopathology.
  • Basic crisis intervention techniques.
  • Effective intervention strategies for clients with serious mental illness.

Skills pertaining to:

  • Identifying and documenting an individual's need for resources, services, and other supports.
  • Using information from assessments, evaluations, observations, and interviews to develop individual service plans (ISPs).
  • Identifying services and resources within the community and establishing service systems to meet the individual's needs, and documenting how such services/supports can be utilized to acheive an individual's goals.
  • Coordinating the provision of services by public and private providers.
  • Outreach services.
  • Family education for emotionally distrubed children, adolescents, and their families.

Ability to:

  • Advocate for clients.
  • Intervene in a crisis.
  • Work effectively with adults with a wide range of mental disorders and co-occurring challenges.
  • Organize and work effectively.
  • Communicate clearly in written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrate sound professional judgment and maintain healthy boundaries.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships within and outside VCSB.
  • Maintain high professional ethical standards and appropriate confidentiality.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field.
  • At least one year of experience working with children or adolescents in a clinical mental health setting.
  • Must pass required pre-employment screenings, including, but not limited to, criminal history and experience verification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with intensive care management services for SED at-risk children and adolescents.
  • Experience with crisis interventions and linking to emergency services
  • Demonstrated familiarity in using information from assessments, evaluations, observation, and interviews to develop ISP’s.
  • An understanding of treatment modalities and intervention techniques such as behavior management, independent living skills training, supportive counseling, family education, crisis intervention, discharge planning and service coordination.

Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 
Salary Information Up to $51,301 per year, commensurate with education and experience.  
EOE Statement Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Additional Requirements  

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