Residential Case Manager *

RESIDENTIAL CASE MANAGER

Full-time position under the general direction of the Case Manager Supervisor.  Responsible for working with the treatment team to ensure the provision of case management services for severely disturbed children and adolescents in the residential treatment program at Five Acres in accordance with policies and the clients' treatment plans. Position in our Residential Program. 

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Attends weekly cottage meetings and regularly meets with the social workers to determine the treatment and needs of each child for case management services; coordinates case management services to ensure the needed services are provided.
  • Schedules all Treatment Planning Review Meetings; ensures that all adjunctive program reports are received by the treatment plan review date in order to ensure that communication regarding the child/families treatment is being represented at that meeting, and that necessary documentation is completed; inputs assigned reports into the client record.
  • Ensures that client visitation schedules are prepared on a weekly basis and routed to the appropriate treatment team members.
  • Makes necessary contacts with treatment team members (e.g., attorneys, CSW, family members, agency volunteers, CASA Workers, auxiliary treatment programs, school personnel, etc.) as assigned by the Residential Unit Clinician; documents all contacts in the child's Case Activity Note.
  • Makes regular and timely phone contact to treatment team members regarding the notification of Significant Incident Reports.
  • Provides court ordered monitoring of visits between the children and family member(s); transports children to other sites in order to facilitate family visits; provides feedback regarding the visitation to the unit clinician; completes all necessary documentation of the visit in the Case Activity Note.
  • Completes all Needs and Services Plans accurately and in compliance with DCFS timelines, ensuring that all contributing departments complete their assigned sections of the NSP by the deadline.
  • Assists in the regular scheduling of psychiatric consultation appointments for each child; initiates and tracks to completion the necessary documents to obtain Psychotropic Medication Authorization.

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor's degree in social services, psychology or related mental health field and four years' experience working in a mental health setting; or AA degree with six years' experience working in a mental health setting.
  • Previous work experience working with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families.
  • Effective oral/written communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment
  • Ability to pass and utilize the Pro Act physical restraint system
  • Computer skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft Office and TIER/WELLIGENT software, and skill in maintaining detailed, accurate and complete records
  • Current California driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier

Location: Altadena, CA