104634

JOB TITLE
CSC Employment/Education Specialist (Case Manager)

WAGE
$47,061 Annually

JOB STATUS
Full-time

SHIFT
8am – 5pm Monday – Friday  

POSTING NUMBER
104634

HIRING PROGRAM
MH

JOB LOCATION
Atascosa/Frio/Wilson Counties

BENEFITS
Full

POSTING DATE
12/01/23

CLOSING DATE
12/15/23 or until filled

Agency vehicles may be available; however, mileage is reimbursed for some activities requiring use of personal vehicles.  The selected applicant must be able to attend approximately five working days of staff development orientation in Lytle, TX.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Camino Real Community Services is implementing a specialized program focused on First episode psychosis.  The Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) program will work with individuals who are between the ages of 15-30 years of age and are in the early stages of a primary psychotic disorder.  CRCS is looking for qualified, and motivated team members who are interested in rendering specialized services.

The CSC Supported Employment and Education Specialist is responsible for providing intensive, direct services to persons with mental illness, including psychosis.  This position will focus on assisting participants to continue, resume, or adapt their academic or vocational activities successfully, using the IPS (individual placement and support) model.  Services and interventions most often are provided in individuals’ homes, workplace, or other community settings.  As a person-focused and community-based service this job requires extensive travel in the service area and some flexibility in work hours and schedule.  Interagency collaboration is essential to this position.  Both the quality and quantity of services provided are considered in employee performance evaluation.  All services must be provided in a manner consistent with agency policies and procedures.  The position has productivity standards of 60-75 hours per month.  Requires documenting services in a manner that is collaborative with the persons served and utilizing agency approved software.

Administratively reports directly to the CSC Team Leader.  Camino Real Community Services is a trauma-Informed Care Agency and implements the principles of trauma informed care.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a major (or the equivalent to a major) in psychology, social work, medicine, nursing rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human growth and development, physician assistant, gerontology, special education, educational psychology, early childhood education, or early childhood intervention, or a registered nurse, plus a minimum of 2 years of documented work experience in behavioral health services.  At least one of the 2 years should be in the direct delivery of services to children and adolescents with a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance in a community mental health center.
  • Must meet TAC Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) qualifications.
  • Must possess good computer skills.

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English and Spanish.
  • One (1) year of work experience in case management or field related to the duties of the position.
  • One (1) year of experience working with individuals with mental illness and/or dual diagnosis in a community setting.
  • Familiarity with psychiatric and mental health related terminology to include crisis response.
  • Familiarity with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
 
  • Knowledge of individual needs/characteristics associated with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Knowledge of community-based service delivery system and the role of case management.
  • Knowledge of local community resources, how to access those services and use them effectively.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and practices of psychology, behavioral science, social work, chemical dependency, and the functioning of mental health hospitals and clinics.
  • Skills with needs assessments, treatment planning and responding to consumer’s changing needs.
  • Skill with contributing to a treatment team of physicians, nurses, counselors, and others.
  • Skills for independent, organized, and efficient work and effective verbal and written communication.
  • Skill for documenting work done as well as drafting reports and recommendation for administrative use.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other professionals, individuals, and groups.
  • Ability to exercise tact, show initiative, and use good judgment in dealing with people even in crisis.
  • Ability to develop productive and outcome focused relationships with individuals and family members.
  • Ability to recognize and overcome interagency obstacles for accessing services for individuals.
  • Ability to identify problems/gaps in service.
  • Ability to advocate effectively for an individual in the target population.
  • Ability to work under conditions requiring physical stamina and ability to work in a stressful environment.

OTHER SPECIAL INFORMATION:

Apply in person at:  19965 FM 3175 N., Lytle, 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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