ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):
- Provide supports coordinator/case management services to assigned individuals. The core elements of supports coordinator/case management include assessment, service plan development, linking/coordination of services, reassessment/follow-up, and monitoring of services.
- Complete a comprehensive social work assessment for each case management qualified consumer assigned annually in preparation for the Individual Plan of Service (IPOS).
- Coordinate and serve as chairperson in the development of an integrated IPOS for all assigned consumers on an annual basis minimally, including a pre-planning process.
- Amend or develop a new IPOS when significant changes occur in services or consumer status.
- Link assigned consumers to needed assessments and service providers, both internally and externally, as indicated by individual recipient needs.
- Schedule and participate in intra and interagency meetings as needed to advocate for and coordinate services, to evaluate the recipient’s progress and to ensure rights and freedoms are protected.
- Make and document referrals to appropriate agencies when NLCMHA does not provide the needed service(s).
- Examine assigned consumer status and needs, as defined in the IPOS, and will document the case management service provided in written progress notes.
- Complete a comprehensive IPOS Review for all assigned consumers as appropriate.
- Responsible to monitor overall service provided to ensure services are being provided consistent with the IPOS document and that identified activities or services have been completed as established.
- Perform adult foster care home placement and follow-up functions consistent with applicable standards, including oversight of personal care services.
- Participate in NLCMHA’s Emergency Services Program as credentialed and privileged to do so.
- Assist co-workers, as both situation and time provides, providing day emergency services.
- Coordinate with other agency staff procurement of adaptive equipment and medical/dental services as identified in the IPOS.
- Stay abreast of entitlement programs and will assist assigned consumers in applying for and maintaining benefits.
- Coordinate with clinical services staff the development of behavioral plans, as required, and will ensure compliance with Behavioral Treatment Committee procedure.
- Participate, as a resource person, in program/service reviews or audits, i.e., clinic services, specialized residential, etc. and assist as requested in completing and implementing plans of correction.
- Maintain current knowledge of mental health symptomatology, intervention and treatment strategies.
- Coordinate contracted services (including provider training specific to the recipient) and verify that the services were delivered as specified in the IPOS.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited university, or a Degree in Nursing.
Must be motivated to work with the developmentally disabled and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the special needs of this population. Although not a requirement it is preferred that this knowledge is in part the result of prior direct experience with a minimum of one year experience working with the developmentally disabled population.
LICENSING or CERTIFICATIONS:
Must have licensure with the State of Michigan as a Licensed Bachelors Social Worker. Limited Licensed Bachelors Social Worker or licensed RN considered. Must maintain licensure.