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Case Manager/ Mental Health Worker - Alleghany, CA #7876542

Company: Turning Point Community Programs

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Alleghany, CA

Employment type: Full-time

Turning Point Community Programs is hiring a Case Manager/Mental Health Worker (formerly known as: Personal Service Coordinator III) at our Providence Center Program in Grass Valley. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) has offered a path to mental health and recovery since 1976. We help people in our community every single day – creating a better space for all types of people in need. Join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.


GENERAL PURPOSE


Under the administrative supervision of the Team Leader or Program Director, this position is responsible for providing psychosocial, rehabilitation and recovery-oriented services for adults.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS


This is an at-will direct service position within a program. The position is responsible for assisting and advocating for our clients in meeting their expressed goals while living in the community. Additional support in areas of medication management, housing, counseling and advocacy will be provided as needed.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.


  • In the absence of the Team Leader, provides leadership and direction for clients as assigned.
  • Advocates for clients in all areas of treatment and helps them apply for and receive services; empowers clients in meeting their goals.
  • Advocates for and assists clients and their families in accessing and receiving mental health treatment, medical care, housing, food and clothing as indicated.
  • Supports individual service plans for each client.
  • Meets regularly with clients at Turning Point sites or in the field, at job sites, homes, board and care facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other appropriate sites.
  • Consults with or meets regularly with the client’s family, care provider or other significant persons with client’s consent.
  • Coaches clients in developing age-appropriate social skills, money management, personal hygiene, and job readiness.
  • Assists in establishing client’s eligibility for Medi-Cal or other benefits and advocates for continuation of benefits when appropriate.
  • Develop financial management plans for clients who receive Representative Payee Services and authorizes appropriate expenditures.
  • Interacts productively within the team in order to provide holistic case management services to an identified group of clients.
  • Provides “on-the-spot” counseling that is both helpful to the clients and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Drives on program business using personal vehicle for the purposes of medication outreach, home visits, transporting clients to appointments/activities, community/county meetings/trainings, MH court.
  • Attends to the safety, health, and wellbeing of clients.
  • Completes paperwork as assigned in a timely manner, and maintains productivity standards outlined for the program
  • Provides after hours, “on-call” coverage on a rotational basis to program clients.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm





MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES


Education, Training and Experience:


A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through graduation from a four (4) year college or university with Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field and four years varied experience as a provider of mental health services or Associate Arts Degree and six years of full time/equivalent (FTE) direct care experience in a behavioral health setting. At least two of the six years must be post AA experience.


Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:


  • California driver’s license & current vehicle insurance/registration if driving; and,
  • Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles

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