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Case Manager - Substance Use Mental Health

Horizon Behavioral Health Lynchburg, VA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $31,427 to $51,291 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week), Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Bedford. VA 24523, and Lynchburg, VA 24501


Position Summary:

The Case Manager - Substance Use and Mental Health,  promotes and supports individuals who are at risk of developing or have mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Services include assessing, monitoring, linking to services, supportive level counseling, education, and advocacy. Case management services may also be provided to a small number of priority population women with substance abuse disorders as needed.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in an applicable human services field as defined by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
  • A minimum of one year of relevant mental health, developmental disability or substance abuse work experience or a combination thereof that demonstrates candidate possesses the required knowledge, skills and abilities; and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the individual possesses the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Case Manager - Substance Use and Mental Health 

Services, systems, and programs available in the community including primary health care, support services, eligibility criteria and intake processes, generic community resources, and mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse treatment programs. The nature of serious mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse depending on the population served, including clinical and developmental issues. Different types of assessments, including functional assessments, and their uses in service planning. Treatment modalities and intervention techniques, such as behavior management, independent living skills training, supportive counseling, family education, crisis intervention, discharge planning, and service coordination. The service planning process and major components of a service plan. The use of medications in the care or treatment of the population served. Identifying and documenting an individual's needs for resources, services and other supports. Using information from assessments, evaluations, observation, and interviews to develop individual service plans. Identifying services and resources within the community and established service system to meet the individual's needs; and documenting how resources, services, and natural supports, such as family, can be utilized to achieve an individual's personal habilitative/rehabilitative and life goals. Coordinating the provision of services by public and private providers.  Willing and available to work modified schedules (weekends, holidays, etc.) as required. Demonstrate positive regard for individuals and their families (e.g., allowing risk-taking, avoiding stereotypes of developmentally disabled people, respecting individuals' and families' privacy, believing individuals can grow).

About Horizon:

Horizon Behavioral Health is located in the heart of Central Virginia surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether your passions be hiking on the vast Appalachian Trials, kayaking through the James River Blueways, or a Sunday drive along the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Lynchburg VA offers small-town southern charm with an active culture of music festivals, outdoor activities, and performing arts that placed it at the top of the list by as the 2019 best place for millennials to move. Horizon is also the proud recipient of the 2016 Giving Back Award, Best Place to Work in 2018, Best of Lynchburg for Counseling Services for multiple consecutive years, and again most recently for 2021!

We offer a generous benefits package that includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave, and holidays. Horizon participates in the NHSC, as well as PSLF educational loan forgiveness programs.   If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.

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Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Horizon Behavioral Health


Lynchburg, VA
24501 USA



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