This position is responsible for completing a comprehensive assessment of the youth and their families, working in full partnership with team members to develop a plan of care, overseeing implementation of the plan, identifying providers of services or family based resources, facilitating child and family team meetings, and monitoring all services authorized for a child’s care.
This position will be 50% yes waiver and 50% HHSC case manager. The person will assure that care is delivered in a manner consistent with strength-based, family driven, youth guided, and culturally competent values, offers consultation and education to all providers regarding the values and principles of the model, monitors progress toward treatment goals, and ensures that necessary data for evaluation is gathered and recorded.
The person in this position requires an aptitude for working with people who have diagnoses of bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder as well as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and other psychotic disorders; this position also requires knowledge of psychotherapeutic medications as well as evidence-based practices and contraindications in the promotion of recovery for individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. This position requires knowledge and skills in assessment, collaborative person-centered recovery, differential diagnosis as well as wellness and recovery-oriented systems of care.
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral, or human service field. Knowledge of mental illness as defined in the DSM-IV is required.|
Preferred Qualifications: One year of experience in mental health assessment and/or crisis intervention and screening; Master’s degree in psychology, social work or a related human service field. Bilingual preferred.
|Closing Date||Open until filled|