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Family Advocate          |      Clinical Case Manager

 


Family Advocate (Strong Families Healthy Homes Program)

Job Description:  Mental Health America (MHA) is seeking to hire a Family Advocate, working 40 hours a week, in our Strong Families Healthy Homes Program. You will provide in-home case management, support, life skills and parenting education to families and pregnant women living with mental illness.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work closely with approximately 6 individuals/families on individual and family recovery goals
  • Provide intake and needs assessments
  • Perform weekly and/or bi-weekly home or community visits with all assigned clients
  • Document all face-to-face and collateral contacts in progress notes
  • Complete individual recovery plan within 30 days of intake and admission into program
  • Update all individual recovery plans on a monthly basis
  • Administer and update all program evaluation tools
  • Provide crisis stabilization with participants as needed
  • Assist in planning and implementing day programming and community activities
  • Facilitate mental health and education groups at MHA and at community partner locations
  • Collaborate with all providers involved in each participants care
  • Participate in committee and networking experiences as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work or Master's degree in Social Work, or other health-related field, or current enrollment in a Master's related program
  • Working knowledge of and experience with individuals who have mental illness and substance abuse issues
  • Experience working with children and/or families
  • Knowledge of SAMHSA recovery principles for people living with mental illness and addiction
  • Understanding of providing person-centered and trauma informed care
  • Understanding of providing culturally intelligent care
  • Vehicle, valid driver's license and insurance (100/300/100) are required
  • Flexible schedule including evenings and occasional weekends
  • Bi-lingual preferred

Salary:  $15-$16 based on skills and experience

Benefits:

  • 60 hours of vacation per year (starting second year)
  • 8 hours of personal time per year (eligible after 90 days)
  • Accrue 4 hours of sick time per month (eligible after 90 days)
  • Reimbursement for travel and mileage expenses
  • Will provide clinical supervision for post graduate 3000 hours (eligible after 90 days)

Deadline to submit resume and cover letter December 22, 2017- Interviews will take place after January 1, 2018.

  1. Cover letter describing why you are interested and qualified for this position. Resumes without cover letter will not be accepted
  2. Your resume
  3. Three professional references must be included

Email resumes:  Sarah Thomas: saraht@mhawisconsin.org(Subject line should read "Family Advocate Resume")
Fax Resumes:     (414) 276-3124, Attention: Sarah Thomas
Mail Resumes:    MHA of Wisconsin, Attention: Sarah Thomas, 600 W. Virginia St., Suite 502, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Mental Health America of Wisconsin (MHA) is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.


Mental Health Clinical Case Manager (Strong Families Healthy Homes Program)

MHA has an opportunity in our Strong Families Healthy Homes Program, which provides home visiting and community-based mental health services to adults and families living with serious mental illness. We are looking for applicants that have experience working with individuals and families with complex trauma histories.

Description: The clinical case manager position is responsible for on-going engagement, assessment and service planning with their clients to meet their mental health needs. The Clinical Case Manager works with an interdisciplinary team to support client’s mental health and wellness goals as they move towards improved mental health and permanent connections. The Clinical Case Manager works in partnership with the Program Supervisor for continued program enhancement.

This is a full-time position that requires either a clinical or training license in Professional Counseling or (LPC-IT), Marriage and Family Therapy or (LMFT-IT), Clinical Social Work or (APSW). Clinical Supervision available for applicants working to earn 3000 post-graduate clinical hours. Applicants bilingual in Spanish and English strongly encouraged to apply. This position may also require in-home therapy.

Core Job Functions

  • Maintain 25 billable hours of client time weekly, including outpatient therapy, case management and in home mental health services.
  • Provide assessment/intake, evaluation of family needs and treatment planning
  • Oversee and ensure maintenance of your client records an progress notes
  • Develop and run groups for clients
  • Attend weekly supervision and case consultation with supervisor and all weekly meetings as assigned

Additional Duties

  • Responsible for billing outpatient time
  • Complete Prior Authorizations for all outpatient therapy clients
  • Provide reflective supervision and mental health consultation to contracted home visitation programs
  • Provide support to 2-4 Social Work or Professional Counseling graduate school interns per semester
  • Coordinate between other agency programs ( Info & Referral, Outreach, Suicide Prevention)
  • All other duties as assigned

Keys to Success

  • Knowledge and understanding of mental illness, the recovery philosophy and individual advocacy
  • Be a self-starter with excellent organizational and follow-through skills
  • Ability to assist with developing program areas as needed

Requirements

  • 40 hrs/week
  • A dependable vehicle
  • Automobile insurance
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Flexible schedule- some evenings

Annual Salary: $36,400/year

Benefits offered (after 90 day probation period):

  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Vacation days
  • Personal days
  • Sick days

Please submit the following items by 5pm, December 22, 2017

  1. Cover letter describing why you are interested and qualified for this position
  2. Your resume
  3. 3- professional references.

Submit information via email to Sarah Thomas saraht@mhawisconsin.org. Subject line should read: “Clinical Case Manager”

Or mail to: Mental Health America of WI 600 W. Virginia St, Suite 502, Milwaukee, WI 53204, Attn: Sarah Thomas

Mental Health America of Wisconsin (MHA) is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.