Care Coordinator - CCS
Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Job Responsibilities:Are you looking for a rewarding career with
the opportunity to HELP PEOPLE? Do you have a Bachelor's or
Master's degree in social work or a human service field? Are you
kind, compassionate, and welcoming? Can you be a team player with a
sense of humor? Join WCS! We currently have a full-time Care
Coordinator position available in our Comprehensive Community
Services Program (CCS). WCS has great benefits!- Salary negotiable
based on experience and level of education.- Most holidays paid and
off.- Insurance benefits package- Mileage reimbursement- Generous
paid time off (vacation, sick, and personal time)- WCS can provide
licensure hours for anyone working towards LPC, LCSW, or SAC. - WCS
is a nonprofit organization that qualifies for Public Service Loan
Forgiveness.Providing advocacy and social justice services since
1912, Wisconsin Community Services (WCS) is an Equal Opportunity
Employer (Minority, Female, Disability, Vet). 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. Position Summary: This position is responsible for
helping our individuals understand, navigate, and grow through the
CCS program. This Care Coordinator meets and works with the
individuals, service providers, and other team supports that assist
in the individual's progression through the CCS program. The Care
Coordinator receives consultation from mental health and substance
abuse professionals while working on the individuals'
individualized recovery plan. Essential Functions:
- Establish individual's eligibility by using a Mental
Health/AODA Functional Screen.
- Assist the individual in identifying services from the CCS
service array appropriate to address recovery needs.
- Broker services as needed with other providers in the CCS
- Work with the individual to identify and build a recovery
support team of professionals as well as natural supports.
- Work with the individual to make an individualized recovery
- Facilitate recovery meetings with the individual and the
- Work with the individual to prioritize and obtain the goals set
forth in the individual recovery plan.
- Follow-up with service providers to ensure quality care and
- Appropriately document all contact with individuals and team
members. Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure individuals can get transportation to all appointments
that are CCS focused.
- Other job-related duties as may be necessary to carry out the
responsibilities of the position. Job Qualifications:Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities: An understanding of mental health, substance
use, and co-occurring needs and the ability to clearly communicate
these to others; ability to support with emergency situations; the
ability to maintain and promote positive working relationships
within WCS and work openly and effectively with one's direct
supervisor and colleagues; excellent assessment and interviewing
skills; strong understanding of mental health and substance use
needs; ability to work effectively as a member of a team; effective
use of time and resources to help maintain quality CCS services.
Experience working with Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Services
preferred. Minimal Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a related field required.
Master's Degree preferred.
- Two (2) years of experience working in the Mental Health field
- Experience working with people with substance use needs
- Meet all WCS requirements for criminal and caregiver background
checks and driver's record.
- Valid driver's license, automobile, and sufficient insurance to
meet agency requirements are required. Other Job Information (if
applicable):Work Relationship and Scope: Reports directly to the
CCS Supervisor (MHP); works with the Clinic and Unlimited Potential
psychiatrist, nursing staff, the CCS treatment team as well as the
benefits advocates, acts as a liaison with landlords, employers,
community medical staff and family members as needed. Personal
Attributes: Follow agency Code of Conduct and Leadership Code of
Conduct; adhere to established policies and procedures of the
agency and of all funding sources; conduct self in an ethical
manner; maintain professional and respectful relationships with
program staff, other WCS staff, people being served by the CCS
program and all external persons and agencies involved with service
provision; sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and disability
needs; demonstrate commitment to agency values and mission. Working
Conditions: Work is performed in the office, the community and
individual's homes; hours average 40 hours per week. Driver's
license and vehicle required. Physical Demands: Position is mobile
with some time spent in the community, including occasional
transporting clients, home visits and attending meetings; driving
throughout Milwaukee County; must be able to go up and down stairs.
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