The care manager will also function as the vocational specialist. This position will assist consumers with linking to and accessing services and supports described by the consumer as essential in realizing their goals. This position will provide an array of services to assist consumers with re-entering the workforce or educational programs. The care manager will support consumers in transitioning into and maintaining their tenure in the community. The care manager will begin engaging consumers while they are still residing in state psychiatric hospitals and work with them on developing a Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). The care manager will also coach consumers on the various physical, cognitive/intellectual and behavioral skills related to the consumer's identified goals in a focused manner that leads to increase competency and proficiency. This could include daily living skills, socialization skills and skills in accessing medical treatment, skills in accessing appropriate entitlement programs, skills related to recreational activities, and communication skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Engaging with program participants in a warm, empowering manner.
Exhibiting a person-first approach in all interactions and interventions.
Providing skills-building education.
Assisting individuals in developing Wellness and Recovery Action Plans and Psychiatric Advance Directives.
Participating, with other team members and consumers/family/others as appropriate, in the completion and updating of treatment plans for each consumer within established time frames or as indicated by consumer need.
Explaining to consumers their rights and procedures for removal/discharge from housing.
Providing individual and family therapy and supportive counseling.
Providing crisis-mitigation interventions.
Completing a comprehensive assessment.
Initiating linkage with community services.
Providing interventions to stabilize the community living situation.
Performing outreach, engagement and assessment to enroll consumers into the program.
As part of the team, assisting consumers in selecting housing.
Providing 24/7 on-call support for consumers.
Maintaining program compliance to DMHAS contract requirements.
Meeting or exceeding contracted commitments, including budgeted volume of service.
Maintaining valid NJ driver's license.
Providing individual supportive counseling to assist consumer to identify and cope with the symptoms of mental illness that may interfere with his/her work performance.
Providing on-the-job crisis intervention.
Providing work-related supportive services (assistance with grooming and personal hygiene, securing appropriate clothing, wake -up calls and transportation).
Completing an assessment of consumer work skills.
Making recommendations to the treatment plan regarding vocational goals.
Participating, with other team members and consumers/family/others as appropriate in the completion and updating of treatment plans for each consumer within established time frames or as indicated by consumer need.
Responding to consumer defined crises 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, providing crisis intervention and consultation to consumers, their families and others.
Current and valid NJ driver's license.
Education: Bachelor's degree with a major in a mental health or other human services discipline.
Experience: A least one year of experience providing care management and community support for individuals with serious mental illness, including assisting consumers with their vocational needs.
Equipment Use: Computer, copier, facsimile
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Whether you lead an active life or love leisure, you’ll enjoy working and living in the beach communities of New Jersey’s southeastern shore.
Benefits & Wellness
We believe that healthcare should be a rewarding career. That’s why we offer excellent compensation, exceptional health and wellness benefits, and internal resources and programs to support professional growth for our team members. Here, you’ll find everything you need to pursue your calling of caring for others, knowing that you’re working for an organization dedicated to your overall well-being.
Inclusion & Diversity
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what makes AtlantiCare a great organization. We recognize and celebrate individual differences as dimensions that enrich our workforce and allow us to be more creative, flexible and competitive. Our inclusive culture welcomes our employees to freely contribute their diverse ideas, background, talents and experiences to make this a place where everyone can be, and do, their best work together.
For many, the shore communities of southeastern New Jersey are vacation destinations, but for AtlantiCare employees, they’re home. Working at AtlantiCare allows you to experience shore life year-round. Here, you’ll find natural beauty, world-class entertainment, rich history, amazing arts, abundant outdoor recreation, shopping, sophisticated dining and plenty of family-friendly events all within communities you’ll love to call home.
The spirit of collaboration is alive and well at AtlantiCare. We empower our teams to be agents of change within our system. We encourage growth and support advancement. Our shared vision for advancing the health of the communities and people we serve guides us to do what’s right for each patient, our healthcare delivery system and the practice of medicine as a whole. We teach, grow and advance medicine together.
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