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Case Manager - Community Support Program (CSP)

Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities: We are a fast-paced Community Based Mental Health program seeking a person with the following qualities: Compassionate; experience working with individuals who have a mental illness; a sense of humor; attention to detail; organized; independent worker; experience with computers. We are open 8AM-4PM, Monday through Friday. We are pleased to offer a sign-on bonus of $2500 to new employees hired into the CSP Case Manager role! This bonus will be paid in 3 separate checks in the following manner.

  • $500 after completion of the first 90 days of employment.
  • $500 after completion of the first 6 months of employment.
  • $1500 after completion of the first 12 months of employment. The signing bonus is taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld. Providing advocacy and social justice services since 1912, Wisconsin Community Services (WCS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our aim is to recruit, hire, and train individuals who are mission driven and support their personal and professional development. We place high value on individuals who are compassionate and committed to coaching others to work through their adversity. Our culture is team-oriented, and we strive to utilize the most effective evidenced-based practices to best serve our consumers as well as each other. Looking for your opportunity to give of yourself and "HELP PEOPLE"? Join WCS. We have an opportunity made for you! Attention, recent graduates! WCS is a nonprofit organization that qualifies for student loan forgiveness. Position Summary Provide ongoing assessment and treatment planning, case management, supportive psychotherapy, symptom management, medication monitoring, and crisis intervention including afterhours hotline coverage to clients with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance use
    • 70% of case management is performed in the community and in clients' homes
    • Support clients' recovery through activities of daily living to include coaching and hands on assistance in the areas of housing, money management, vocational/educational pursuits, and scheduling/transportation to appointments
    • Work as a member of an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team addressing all client needs while utilizing the ACT treatment modality
    • Participate in group facilitation (as determined by supervisor)
    • Responsible for care coordination with clients' natural supports
    • Working with ACT teammates to complete all assigned and non-assigned tasks as part of client treatment
    • Assessment, referral, and assistance with client healthcare needs
    • Maintain frequent and effective communication with ACT team members at all times as determined by team members and corresponding Clinical Coordinator
    • Work with team members to complete required 1:1s with clients
    • Exhibit knowledge of evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing and trauma informed care
    • Assessment and coordination of substance use treatment services
    • Maintain accurate and timely documentation in the form of assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, etc. as required by agency policy and DHS 63
    • Accurately manage distribution of client funds when warranted
    • Frequent home visits and transporting of clients (with their belongings, in some cases) in the community using staff's personal vehicle and/or agency-issued van; program policy requires driving the agency van in specific circumstances
    • Attend and participate in daily staffings and in-services
    • Working some weekends and holidays on a rotating basis is required Job Qualifications:Job Qualifications:Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Good clinical skills, especially related to mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders
      • Knowledge of DSM V, psychotropic medications, and their side effects
      • Ability to communicate and work effectively in a positive manner with staff and clients
      • Ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations
      • Sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and disability issues
      • Good organizational and computer/typing skills
      • Effective time management skills and the ability to multitask
      • Ability to assist clients with activities of daily living such as shopping, cleaning, and cooking
      • Sense of humor
      • Ability to set professional boundariesMinimal Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a Behavioral Science (psychology, educational psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family, etc.)
        • No convictions or license revocations that would fail a caregiver background check
        • Valid driver's license, automobile, and sufficient insurance to meet agency requirementsRequired Experience: Open; Recent Master level graduates in Social Services or a related field, as well as those with substance use training/certification, are encouraged to apply. Supervision for clinical hours toward licensure is available. Once licensed, renewal fees are covered. Other Job Information (if applicable):Working Conditions: Work is performed in the office, the community and in clients' homes; up to 6 hours a day may be spent driving; clients may be unstable and symptomatic at times; hours average at least 40 hours per week; flexible work schedule includes some weekends, after hours hotline coverage, and holidays.Physical Demands: Position is mobile with majority of time in the community, including transporting clients and frequent home visits; driving throughout Milwaukee County; must be able to go up and down stairs and lift and carry 20 pounds to assist with routine client moves.Wisconsin Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability, status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.pm21 PId46fc5dd16f5-31181-27479732

Keywords: Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee , Case Manager - Community Support Program (CSP), Executive , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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