Adult Mental Health Case Manager

General Statement of Duties:

Provides community based services for individuals with serious mental illness, some of whom have co-occurring disorders or disabilities. An emphasis is on securing and coordinating services to meet multiple needs of clients, providing support to families, and working with the CSB Community Liaison to assist clients with transition from local and state hospitals to community services. The position is supervised by the Adult Mental Health Case Management Supervisor.  Regularly scheduled supervision is provided as well as consultation and assistance necessary to accomplish the work. This position requires the ability to work with considerable independence and sound judgment, willingness and ability to utilize supervision, and commitment to working with individuals whose needs may be challenging to meet.

This position is classified non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Major Essential Functions:

  • Provides face-to-face in-home services including securing and monitoring other treatment services to adults with SMI who are referred by CSB intake staff, through the Supervisor or other agency referral sources.
  • Manages an assigned caseload of individuals with serious mental illness, some of whom have co-occurring disorders;
  • Assesses, secures, monitors, and coordinates multiple services according to client’s needs;
  • Provides supportive counseling to persons with serious mental illness, and their family members as appropriate;
  • Provides support to clients and families during times of crisis, and links clients to appropriate crisis stabilization services;
  • Participates in pre-discharge planning for assigned caseload of clients in psychiatric hospital, and/or other facilities;
  • Assures compliance with agency policy, client rights, confidentiality, licensure regulations, and Medicaid regulations as applicable;
  • Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and customers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect; insures that staff protect carefully the confidentiality of clients;
  • Participates in team meetings;
  • Makes effective use of available technology, including computers, e-mail, and voice mail in order to enhance customer service;
  • Demonstrates a desire and willingness to continue growing and learning professionally, as evidenced by participation in appropriate workshops, seminars, and conferences;
  • Performs other related duties consistent with the mission of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Extensive knowledge of a wide range of client service approaches and resources for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness; skills in delivering services and crisis interventions;  ability to work cooperatively and effectively with clients, co-workers, and service providers from the community; ability to make use of local community resources to meet client’s needs; knowledge of and adherence to basic ethics appropriate for helping professions; ability to write and document services concisely and effectively; demonstrated good judgment; good interpersonal skills. Basic computer literacy and word processing skills preferred.

Additional Requirement:

Possession of a current, valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree required; additional education in human services or a related specialty and/or experience in a mental health, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse setting preferred; candidates must have a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Other Information:

Equipment: Telephone, copy and fax machine, vehicle, PC, word processing software, electronic health record.

Work Environment: General office environment with normal lighting levels, temperature, air quality, ventilation and noise levels. Community settings, facilities, individual’s homes with environment as determined by occupant.

Work Location: 1241 N. Main St., Harrisonburg; individuals’ homes, facilities, and/or community settings.

Work Hazards:  Standard hazards associated with a mental health treatment environment including hazards associated with problem behaviors. Use of universal precautions required.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, regular office hours; some evening and weekend hours may be required; additional hours as needed to perform job requirements. Regular and reliable attendance is required.