The purpose of case management is to assist clients in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services. The primary goal of case management is to optimize the functioning of individuals who have complex needs by coordinating the provision of quality treatment and support services in the most efficient and effective manner. The desired outcomes for persons using the service system are self-sufficiency, and satisfaction in the living, learning, work and social environments of their choice.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in counseling, social work, psychology, criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation, special education, health education, or a related human services field (a related human services field is one in which major course work includes the study of human behavior and development)
- Must have a minimum of one (1) year of full time or equivalent experience working with adults experiencing serious mental illness and/or children with serious emotional disturbances OR
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and three (3) years full time or equivalent experience working with adults experiencing serious mental illness and/or children with serious emotional disturbances
- Must be able to pass a background check
- Ability to complete approved mental health targeted case management training within three months of initially providing case management services
- Must have knowledge of available resources in the service area for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances
- Must have knowledge of and comply with state and federal statutes, rules and policies that effect the target population.
- Must be able to provide individualized, integrated mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to meet the needs of individuals served and their families
- Must be able to use a computer
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work within the guidelines established in the policies and procedures of the agency and program
- Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with multidisciplinary staff
- Ability to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse
- Ability to effectively relate to a variety of individuals, including persons living with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder, persons with developmental disabilities, family members of persons served, and co-workers
- Ability to problem solve and advocate for persons served
- Ability to assist in maintaining a therapeutic milieu
- Ability to provide in home and in community services
Interested applicants please visit www.elakeviewcenter.org and complete the on-line application. If you require additional assistance, please call Human Resources at 850-469-3729.
Lakeview Center is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free/Nicotine Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING/NICOTINE TESTING REQUIRED