Job Posting 104572

JOB TITLE MCOT Crisis Outreach Caseworker (GRANT FUNDED)
WAGE $47,061.00 Annually
JOB STATUS Full Time
SHIFT 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. Mon-Fri, with weekend shifts (variable & flexible schedule)
POSTING NUMBER 104572
HIRING PROGRAM MH
JOB LOCATION Zavala MH Clinic
BENEFITS Full
POSTING DATE 07/22/22
CLOSING DATE 08/08/22 or until filled
A completed application is required for this position.  Proof of education required upon request and requires a valid Texas driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the general direction of the Project Director and Crisis Team Leader, the MCOT Case Manager will be responsible for providing mobile crisis outreach services such as Crisis Response, Crisis Assessment, Crisis Screenings, and assistance with inpatient hospitalization.  Coordinates, links, and provides follow-up intervention services to persons in crisis.  Services will be provided in a variety of settings to include home, community, school, jails, hospitals, etc.  Must be able to physically respond to activated crisis calls within one (1) hour regardless of designated level of intensity, urgent ‘vs’ emergent.  This position requires extensive local travel, on-call responsibility, the ability to work changing shifts to include evenings, some weekend coverage, have rotating days off, and be available to work overtime.  Cellular phone, laptop, and hotspot availability is required.  MCOT Case Manager provides intensive case management, crisis relapse prevention and suicide-specific interventions until the client’s crisis is resolved.  The MCOT Case Manager will maintain a caseload of individuals served.  The MCOT Case Manager will create and maintain a safe, calm, and secure environment with supportive care, trauma-informed practices, and recover-focused, consumer-driven services.  The MOCT Case Manager will be trained in and provide evident-based interventions.  Data collection and reporting is required, and strong organizational skills is a necessity.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be eligible for the position:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in social, behavioral, or human services, plus one (1) year paid work experience in human services case management.  Must meet Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) requirement.  Applicant must live within the service area, preferably within Dimmit, Zavala, or Maverick Counties due to crisis response time requirements.
Demonstrate ability to read, write, and speak English and Spanish.

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Prior experience at a behavioral health or community mental health center setting.
Prior knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and practices of social work and chemical dependency, the functioning of mental health hospital and/or out-patient mental health clinics and schools.
Prior knowledge and experience with trauma-informed clinical interventions for mental and emotional wellbeing.
Live within Dimmit, Zavala, or Maverick Counties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work independently, to organize work efficiently, and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of individual needs/characteristics associated with mental illness.
Ability to develop productive relationship with individuals and family members that focus on individual specific outcomes.
Extensive skill in individual needs assessment and the ability to respond to the changing needs of the individual and the ability to work in a crisis.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other professionals, individuals and groups, exercise tact, initiative, and good judgment when dealing with people, prepare reports and recommendations for administrative use.
Knowledge of local community resources, how to access those services and use them effectively.
Ability to advocate effectively for an individual in the target population.
Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and practices of social work and chemical dependency, the functioning of mental health hospitals and/or out-patient mental health clinics and schools.
Ability to relate to clients with a variety of age, sex, economic, educational, and professional background.
Ability to apply and integrate theory, knowledge, values, and practices of social work and/or counseling profession.
Ability to engage in problem solving process.
Ability to understand, articulate and apply the dynamics of chemical abuse and dependency.
Demonstrate skills in the use of personal computer to record client data, written documentation of client assessments and interventions, correspondence, or reports.
Ability to interpret and assess data.
Working knowledge of the DSM-IV.

OTHER SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Apply in person at:   315 N.  First Ave., Crystal City, Texas, or submit application and resume to:
Camino Real Community Services
ATTN: HRS
P.O. BOX 725, Lytle, TX.  78052
FAX: 830-772-4304

E-MAIL: hollyb@caminorealcs.org
PHONE: 210-357-0359 or 357-0300
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