Position:  Case Manager
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Job Id:  817
# of Openings:  0

Case Manager
Normal Work Hours/Days:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Monday-Friday.  Some flexibility dictated by patient need will be required.
 
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
 
Provide access to a wide range of services for the seriously mentally ill as assigned by the supervisor.
 
Properly assess need and devise individualized service plan for each client.
 
Serves as a liaison between the client and various service providers to ensure continuity of care.
 
Effectively implement written service plans to meet client goals and objectives.
 
Develop and maintain adequately detailed and accurate client records.
 
Provide transportation to clients when necessary.
 
Provide accurate documentation in debriefing for weekly and monthly reports/meetings as stipulated by program demands.
 
Perform all administrative duties as required.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or other human service field.  Experience working with individuals with serious mental illness, case management or outreach preferred.
 
Valid Alabama driver's license and a suitable automobile to permit the required travel.  Must be insurable and maintain insurability under JBS's automobile insurance carrier's standards.  Must show and maintain car insurance equal to or in excess of the State of Alabama standards for automobile insurance coverage.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
Knowledge of seriously mentally ill Target Population definitions.
 
Ability to work autonomously.
 
Knowledge of the special needs and behavioral characteristics of the seriously mentally ill adult population (target population).
 
Knowledge of the community and available community resources.
 
Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the human services provider agencies in the catchment area.
 
Knowledge of the legal and ethical issues relative to confidentiality of client records and the ability to interpret and apply them within the scope of the case management responsibilities.
 
Ability to communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team.
 
Knowledge of casework principles and methods related to case management.
 
Working knowledge of interviewing techniques and principles.
 
Ability and willingness to document activities and maintain records.
 
Skills in interpersonal relationships and dynamics.
 
Considerable written and expressive communication skills.
 
Acquainted with the use and side effects of psychotropic medications.
 
If assigned responsibility by supervisor - ability and willingness to work in area shelters, boarding homes or foster homes as well as other sites in which the seriously mentally handicapped population may be resident.

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