This job is located in Lewiston, ME
The ACT Case Manager is responsible for assisting persons with chronic mental health problems by providing rehabilitative and treatment services as well as environmental supports that promote the integration of the consumer into the community, sustain the consumer in his/her current living situation or another living situation of his/her choice, and enhance the quality of his/her life.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Demonstrates commitment to the mission of the agency with a strong understanding and respect for the goals of agency activities.
- Provides community outreach and case management services while assisting consumers in developing the knowledge and skills and acquiring the necessary supports to live as independently as possible in the least restrictive setting in the community. This includes: budgeting/money management, hygiene, housekeeping, nutrition, shopping, representative payeeships as needed and community integration activities.
- Links to and provides support with other services (vocational, educational, social/recreational, transportation, etc.) and advocates for entitlements such as Mainecare.
- Provides interface between the ACT Team and other services providers throughout the state to specific consumers.
- Assists consumers in obtaining non-psychiatric medical care.
- Provides on-call coverage and works shift assignments which will include some after hours, weekends, and holidays.
- Provides education with consumers around symptom management, substance abuse, etc.
- Helps consumers identify strengths, set goals and develop a life plan; participates with team members in the development of a holistic assessment of the consumer, including physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual.
- Participates with consumer and other staff in the development and implementation of a plan that supports and advocates for the attainment of consumer's life goals.
- Provides supportive counseling and psycho-educational services to individuals and others as needed, both on and off site.
- Provides crisis intervention, assessment, referral, and follow-up in an environment safe both for the consumer and staff.
- Collaborates with family members and significant others as appropriate.
- Provides family education and consultation, if desired, by a person receiving community support services in order to help family members and/or other natural supports to develop support systems and help the person to manage their mental illness.
- Meets established direct service expectations.
- Utilizes the consumer's electronic health record (EHR) to ensure that documentation is complete, accurate, timely and meets regulatory and agency standards.
- Participates in scheduled meetings, including case reviews, supervisory sessions, staff meetings and other inter-agency and intra-agency meetings as appropriate for program and consumers.
- Uses personal vehicle as may be required for consumer transportation, outreach in the community, home visits, and/or agency related business.
- Engages consumers in developing rehabilitation plans and programming.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Minimum of MHRT/C Provisional certification required.
- Must possess a valid State of Maine driver's license.