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Jail Diversion Case Manager in Chehalis, WA at Community Integrated Health Services

Date Posted: 11/29/2018

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Job Description

Position Overview               

Do you have first-hand experience with mental illnesses and the challenges that come with it? Are you looking for an opportunity to share your acquired wellness tools, coping skills, and strategies that have moved others further along in their recovery? Great Rivers Behavioral Health Agency (BHA) is excited to announce the Trueblood Jail Diversion Case Manager position where you will have the ability to join a dynamic team as we model the way towards integrated healthcare. All Team Members are eligible for competitive benefits, while working for an organization that promotes learning and development opportunities, flexible scheduling, and a supportive work/life balance.

Diversion Overview            

The goal of the Jail Diversion Program is to assist individuals in obtaining the support, skills and services necessary to improve their level of functioning within their communities and to decrease the need for hospitalization and correctional settings within the Great Rivers BHO Provider Network. The services are delivered in a variety of settings, predominately in the community, correctional setting and court system depending on the needs of the individual. Jail Diversion Team Members must demonstrate a commitment to the provision of compassionate, recovery and patient-centered care supportive of the patient’s own goals and motivation toward positive health outcomes.

Summary of the Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in gathering information for the development of a comprehensive assessment that includes and is not limited to: psychiatric history (onset, course, and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, risk behaviors, and accomplishments), mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs and alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
  • Crisis Triage Services including: screening, monitoring of status, engagement in hospital or community settings, and overseeing Continuity of Care.
  • Document participant progress and to maintain a permanent record of activity according to the agency's established methods and procedures.
  • Contribute to the program's ongoing assessment of participant’s mental illness symptoms and participant’s response to program’s support services. Shares observations and concerns with Trueblood Mental Health Diversion Team Members for consultation and direction and takes appropriate action.
  • Provide direct services to participants on an individual, group and family basis in the community settings to teach symptom-management techniques and promote personal growth and development by assisting participants to cope with internal and external stresses and move ahead with their goals.
  • Provide ongoing assessment, mentoring, encouragement problem solving, side-by-side services, skill teaching, support, and environmental adaptations to assist participants with activities of daily living.
  • Assist and support participants in obtaining adequate financial support (help to gain employment and apply for entitlements). Teach money-management skills (budgeting and paying bills) and assist participants in accessing financial services such as bank checking and savings accounts.
  • Help participants to access reliable transportation (obtain a driver's license and car and car insurance, arrange for cabs, use public transportation, and find rides).
  • Assist and support participants to have and effectively use a personal primary care physician and dentist, and eye doctor, if applicable.
  • Organize and lead individual and group social and recreational activities to help participants structure their time, increase social experiences, and provide opportunities to practice social skills.
  • Be available to provide crisis intervention outreach services as appropriate.
  • Provide consultation, education and training for CIHS staff and other agencies or individuals as deemed appropriate by supervisors.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor.

Education Requirements: High School

Salary Range: $35,000 - $48,000 annually


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in providing direct treatment to the mentally ill, preferably in a criminal justice setting.
  • Proficient in computer use and applications commonly used or applied in this field/trade/position for the development of reports, documents, presentations and access/utilize databases for care management and Microsoft Office software.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Pass and maintain a clear background record as required for healthcare organization under state and federal contracts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Counseling, or related field.

Benefits Package currently includes:  Health package (medical, dental, orthodontia, life, long term disability, vision, and prescription coverage); paid observed holidays; Personal Time Off (PTO); employee assistance program; and PERS retirement program through the State of Washington Department of Retirement Systems.  Voluntary benefits include:  additional life and accident insurance; short term disability; flexible spending accounts; and deferred compensation.