10 Paid Holidays
Generous leave time package
Qualify for loan forgiveness
What is a Specialty Case Manager?
A Specialty Case Manager at Community Mental Health is responsible for oversight of court ordered mental health treatment and Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) process for individuals who are non-compliant and/or not established with the agency.
They complete community referrals as needed and coordinate care with established treatment providers, ensure legal documentation is thoroughly completed and submitted to Probate Courts within a timely manner, and provide training and act as liaison for agency jail diversion programs.
What shifts are available? Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm with occasional rotational on-call services.
Do I need a license in order to apply? Yes. State registration as a Registered Nurse or LBSW is required.
This posting takes place on-site. Due to the nature of the work, remote employment is currently unavailable for this position.
- Nursing degree or bachelor's degree in Social Work from a recognized or accredited institution. Must possess state license or registration as required.
- Lived experience with mental illness, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders valued.
- Experience in working with Probate Courts and courted ordered mental health treatment preferred.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record (as determined by the agency).
- Strong communication skills and computer literacy required.
As a Specialty Case Manager you will:
- Be responsible for oversight of court ordered mental health treatment per deferral and Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) process for individuals who are non-compliant and/or not established with the agency.
- Attend and participate in inpatient treatment team meetings to assist with facilitating deferral and AOT planning process.
- Assist individuals in accessing and maintaining a continuum of mental health services as outlined in court ordered treatment plan in order to ensure treatment compliance and remain as independent as possible.
- Complete core functions including assessment, service plan development, linking, coordination of services, follow-up, and monitoring of services on a short-term basis.
- Work closely and collaborate with agency court liaison, hospital discharge planner, psychiatrists, and other agencies as required.
- Be responsible for filing legal documentation in a timely manner and notifying Probate Courts of non-compliance status.
- Demonstrate accurate assessment and understanding of diagnoses, utilizing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association.
- Demonstrate effective case recording in accordance with Person Centered Planning and NeMCMHA "Case Recording Guidelines".
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of legal documentation and Michigan Mental Health Procedures, i.e. Blue Book.
- Develop and maintain professional relationships with local probate courts and assigned legal representation.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements governing the provision of court ordered mental health treatment according to the Michigan Mental Health Code.
- Conduct regular direct and in-direct follow up meetings to assess needs and treatment compliance of assigned caseload.
- Complete community referrals as needed and coordinate care with established treatment providers.
- Ensure legal documentation is thoroughly completed and submitted to Probate Courts within a timely manner.
- Provide training and acts as liaison for agency jail diversion programs.
- Monitor court ordered treatment for individuals not established with NeMCMHA.
- Participate in the agency's emergency services unit (ESU) on-call rotation.
- Be an active member of the Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Team.
- Demonstrate knowledge of universal precautions, standards of practice, and emergency protocol.
WHO ARE WE?
Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority is a CARF accredited behavioral health organization located in Alpena, Michigan on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. We service Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle counties with the purpose to provide comprehensive services and supports that enable people to live and work independently.
Our goal is to offer employees the best of both worlds: a positive and exciting work environment with a healthy and balanced home life. Our region offers a peaceful up north living with year round recreational opportunities.