District 19 Community Services Board is seeking a qualified Mental Health Professional to serve as the primary provider of clinical case management services to the Petersburg, VA Clinic. Adult Mental Health Case Manager will perform case management duties with Seriously Mentally Ill adults. Case Management consists of coordinating and monitoring services with other agencies, supporting and assisting consumers in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services. This includes assessing consumer needs, developing, implementing and monitoring service delivery and individualized plans.
Employees or contractors providing case management services shall have knowledge of:
1. Services and systems available in the community including primary health care, support services, eligibility criteria and intake processes and generic community resources;
2. The nature of serious mental illness, intellectual disability, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders depending on the individuals served, including clinical and developmental issues;
3. Different types of assessments, including functional assessment, and their uses in service planning;
4. Treatment modalities and intervention techniques, such as behavior management, independent living skills training, supportive counseling, family education, crisis intervention, discharge planning, and service coordination;
5. Types of mental health, developmental, and substance abuse programs available in the locality;
6. The service planning process and major components of a service plan;
7. The use of medications in the care or treatment of the population served; and
8. All applicable federal and state laws and regulations and local ordinances.
Employees or contractors providing case management services shall have skills in:
1. Identifying and documenting an individual's need for resources, services, and other supports;
2. Using information from assessments, evaluations, observation, and interviews to develop service plans;
3. Identifying and documenting how resources, services, and natural supports such as family can be utilized to promote achievement of an individual's personal habilitative or rehabilitative and life goals; and
4. Coordinating the provision of services by diverse public and private providers.
Employees or contractors providing case management services shall have abilities to:
1. Work as team members, maintaining effective inter- and intra-agency working relationships;
2. Work independently performing position duties under general supervision; and
3. Engage in and sustain ongoing relationships with individuals receiving services.
Must meet the DBHDS definition of "Qualified Mental Health Professional-Adult (QMHP-A)" to include:
• At least a bachelor's degree in human services or related field (social work, psychology, psychiatric rehabilitation, sociology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, human services counseling or other degree deemed equivalent to those described) from an accredited college and with at least one year of clinical experience providing direct services to individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness;
• an individual with a master's degree in psychology from an accredited college or university with at least one year of clinical experience;
• a person with at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an unrelated field that includes at least 15 semester credits (or equivalent) in a human services field and who has at least three years of clinical experience;
• any other licensed mental health professional.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidate is preferred.
Position is a Grade 208. Hourly Rate: $23.00
Position requires pre-employment extensive background check and drug screening. Driver's License in state of residence with a point balance of -6 or higher.
District 19 is committed to developing a multicultural workplace. Minorities and persons with disabilities seeking career advancement are encouraged to apply. EOE.
Our mission is to improve the quality and productivity of the lives of individuals who experience, or are at risk of experiencing, mental disabilities and/ or substance abuse. We accomplish this through a fully integrated continuum of services in collaboration with the localities of Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex.
We see D19 CSB as being the preferred provider for addressing the needs of individuals, families and children within our catchment area at risk of mental and substance abuse disabilities. We envision D19 CSB providing a continuum of services which are effective, accessible and focused to the needs of the individual.
We see ourselves continuing to operate in a multi-jurisdictional area that is supportive and responsive to the services we provide to its citizens. We see ourselves as a vital and cohesive force in the quality of life of our communities and its citizens.
District 19 Community Services Board is committed to providing outcome-oriented services in an efficient, effective, and accountable manner, while ensuring consumer satisfaction and service quality are maintained.
Our stated values are spelled out in these guiding principles:
Our programs must involve the community in service design and delivery, be innovative, and be outcome-oriented in the least restrictive setting possible.
Our programs should be fully integrated within the Board and well coordinated with other community services.
We are committed to ensuring our employees are trained and engaged in meaningful, productive work in an efficient, effective, and safe manner.
We value each employee as a professional and as a contributing member of our service system and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of our surrounding locality populations.
We value delivering individualized services while ensuring all human rights are protected as well as being culturally sensitive.
We value communicating in an honest, caring and open fashion.
We are committed to utilizing sound fiscal management to ensure that we maximize our ability to provide a comprehensive continuum of services to consumers with varying levels of mental disabilities and substance abuse disorders.
A continuum of services and support should be available to meet the choices, preferences, and needs of consumers and families.
We are committed to having an involved, informed, and supportive Board of Directors.