Qualified candidates have a bachelor's degree in: Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Educational Psychology, or Rehab Counseling.
Licensed as an LPCi or LMSW
This is an entry level position for someone who is compassionate, willing to learn how to help people with serious mental illness, has good interpersonal communication skills, has good problem solving skills, life skills, and a desire to help a population that needs substantial assistance.
True Mental Health Services, Inc. provides case management community support for clients diagnosed with serious mental illness. Case managers provide client support and education 40 hours a week, with a high volume of direct client contact hours. Case managers travel to our clients' houses, day programs, doctor appointments, and homeless shelters to provide services in our clients' environments. Our training program provides the tools our employees need to identify client needs and approaches to best assist clients address their individual needs.
Candidates should be comfortable working independently in the community, as well as within a team structure, to provide services in client homes, day programs, doctor offices, shelters, and any community location needed to access and assist the client. Candidate should have strong problem solving skills, strong communication skills, ability to teach new skills, willingness to advocate for clients in the community when needed, and a general concern for the well-being of people experiencing multiple barriers associated with general life and serious mental illness.
Participate in a daily team meeting each morning
Travel to 5-6 client locations in the San Antonio area daily to work with clients in the community
90% of duties are completed independently in the field with clients
Ongoing assessments and planning for client mental health needs and education
Educate clients about symptoms, medications, and coping strategies
Assist clients complete doctor appointments and discharge from hospital as needed
Assist clients access medications from pharmacy and educate about taking medications as prescribed
Provide on-call services (after hours telephone support) on a rotating basis
Daily documentation in client files for services provided for the day
Minimum Skills / Resources Required
Bachelors Degree or higher in psychology, social work, sociology, educational psychology, or rehab counseling
Good listening, verbal, and written communication skills
Good work ethic to complete tasks independently
Functional knowledge of computer programs (Word, Excel, Web based programs)
Good driving record with at least 3 years of driving history to enable use of company car
Bilingual in English and Spanish not required, but beneficial