WHY WORK FOR WMMHC?
Western Montana Mental Health Center is Montana's largest community mental health center with a mission-driven purpose of serving our communities. We serve well over 15,000 clients per year with almost 600 staff in 16 counties. We offer a broad continuum of care from community-based services to outpatient services to inpatient addiction recovery services. We believe in supporting our staff members in their work/life balance by providing flexible and personalized use of PTO. Western operates as a not-for-profit, public purpose corporation (501) (c)(3).
- Generous PTO – Full-time employees eligible upon hire to accrue PTO
- Low Cost Health Insurance with three available health plans
- HSA Match for qualifying plans and full-time employees
- Payroll Stipend in lieu of medical and HSA contribution for qualifying employees
- Tuition Financial Assistance for qualifying clinical roles
This position provides advocacy and case management services to outpatient youth and their families on a caseload. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive case management treatment plans for severely emotionally disturbed (SED) children and their primary caregiver(s).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Complete assessments of SED children and their caregiver(s) to determine appropriateness for case management services as pertaining to residential, health, education, economic, vocational and social domains.
• Develop and maintain a treatment and service plan and ongoing needs and strengths assessment according to the youth’s needs and within the Center’s and State’s rules and regulations
• Plan and conduct each client’s individual treatment team meetings, and assure the implementation of and monitoring of all services in the case management plan
• Assist in stabilizing client’s crisis situations utilizing in-home services and emergency short term placements
• Present client summary and plan at the weekly team supervision meetings as needed and meet with the clinical supervisor on a weekly basis or as needed
• Facilitates transportation with client using community resources or a motor vehicle as needed
• Facilitates youth and primary caregiver(s) access and utilization of natural community resources
• Participates in ongoing supervision with Children’s and Families Service Line Director
• Provides services to youth in environments which are preferred by the youth
• Provides outreach as a preferred mode of service delivery
• Accompanies youth to services and resources in the community as needed and desired by the youth and their primary caregiver(s)
• Acts as an advocate on behalf of the youth and insures the protection of rights through direct intervention, education and facilitation of advocacy groups in the community
• Utilizes supportive counseling as a means to assist youth and their caregiver(s) in setting realistic, obtainable goals; to offer support and assist youth in the decision making process
• Assist youth to acquire life skill education in the natural environment in order to maximize independent skills
• Provides and coordinates emergency services, including providing crisis call intervention.
• Actively follows youth even when they are in acute care. Assists in developing and implementing realistic, effective discharge planning as needed
• Regularly monitors mediations of youth. Interface as needed with medication providers concerning medications and other related issues
• Educates youth, primary care giver(s) and community resource persons concerning mental illness, medications and related issues
• Assists youth and primary caregiver(s) on medical issues and make referrals to medical professionals as needed
• Ensures compliance with appropriate mental health law and consumer rights.
• Actively develops a working relationship with the community resource agencies and individuals in order to facilitate services for youth
• Accurately and timely completes personal daily time sheet and appropriate billing log and submits to supervisor in accordance with program policy
• Attends and participates in all required meetings unless excused by supervisor
• Advises the Children and Families Service Line Director in advance of any possible or pending involvement in legal proceedings regarding professional services rendered by any employee or any situation that may occur immediately
• Completes all required paperwork in compliance with State Standards and WMMHC Policies and Procedures
• Additional duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• BA in social work, counseling or a related behavioral science; Master’s degree preferred
• One year related work experience in appropriate field; two years’ experience working with SED youth and
experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team preferred
• Completion of CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) training provided
• Ability to pass background check and driver’s license check upon offer of employment.
• Provide proof of auto liability insurance coverage per Western’s policies.
• Valid Driver’s License with good driving record if required to transport clients while on work duty
Western Montana Mental Health Center