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WISe Case Manager in Chehalis, Washington, US at Community Integrated Health Services

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

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Job Description

Position Overview               

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be a part of dynamic team providing individualized wraparound services in the community? Great Rivers Behavioral Health Agency (BHA) is excited to announce the WISe Case Manager position where you will have the ability to use your skills to provide care coordination, comprehensive care management, health promotion and engagement with children, youth, and their families with complex behavioral health needs.  The WISe Case Manager actively engages high risk clients employing strategies to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations of youth eligible for Medicaid in the state of Washington and at risk of out of home placement and involved in multiple systems. 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.  

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in development of crisis plans, practice and rehearse them as a part of the transition phase.
  • Document individual in services progress and maintain a permanent record of activity according to the agency's established methods and procedures.
  • Contribute to the program's ongoing evaluation of individual in service’s mental illness symptoms and individual in service’s response to treatment. Shares observations and concerns with WISe Team Members for consultation and direction and takes appropriate action.
  • Provide direct services to individuals in services on an individual, group and family basis in the community settings to teach symptom-management techniques and promote personal growth and development by assisting individuals in services to cope with internal and external stresses and move ahead with their goals.
  • Work with WISe Youth and Family Partner to identify family support, peer support or other system and community resources that can assist the youth and family with exercising their voice in the CFT process.
  • Provide ongoing evaluation, mentoring, encouragement problem solving, side-by-side services, skill teaching, support, and environmental adaptations to assist individual in services with activities of daily living.
  • Help individuals in services to access reliable transportation (obtain a driver's license and car insurance, arrange for cabs, use public transportation, and find rides).
  • Assist and support individuals in services 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 individual in services structure their time, increase social experiences, and provide opportunities to practice social skills.
  • Participates in a unit team and provides team coverage.
  • 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.
  • CANS certification or ability to obtain within 30 days-of-hire.
  • 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.
  • State of Washington mental health specialty in child, dual diagnosis, older adult, and/or ethnic populations preferred.

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.