Website State Of Texas
The Case Manager IV performs advanced (senior-level) case management work. The Case Manager IV includes the patient, family, legally authorized representative (LAR), and Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) in all phases of assessment, intervention, planning and discharge.
- Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
- Collects social assessment information for the licensed social worker by interviewing with patients, family, legally authorized representatives (LAR), and Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHA) to determine what is important to the patient and to gather background information needed to assess the individual’s support systems and identify the individual’s psychosocial and discharge planning needs.
- Information includes, but is not limited to: the individual’s religion and spiritual beliefs, values and preferences; living situation; leisure and recreational activities; military service history; peer group; social factors; ethnic and cultural factors; financial status; vocational or educational background; legal history; communication skills; any history of physical or sexual abuse, as either the abuser or abused; sexual history; childhood history; emotional and health care issues; self-care; etc.
- Ensures that individuals’ families and/or LARs are involved in recovery activities, informed of changes to the recovery plan, restraint or seclusion events, serious injuries, illnesses, rights restrictions, and other significant events in the individuals’ treatment.
- The Case Manager IV aids the family in making reservations at the Family House for overnight stays, educates families on mental illness, and provides information on hospital rules.
- First family contact is made within two business days of admission or signed patient authorization and contacts are continued at a minimum of monthly. Family calls are returned promptly.
- Based upon the Social Assessment of the patient, the Case Manager IV oversees the creation and development of individualized goals and objectives on patients’ individualized recovery plan; ensures individual’s active involvement in development through 1:1 meetings with patients, family contact, and input from the Local Mental Health Authority.
- Goals must reflect the individual’s stated life goal and objectives must be measurable and written in active voice.
- Serves as an advocate for individual rights by providing assistance to individuals, family, and LARs regarding rights of individuals receiving inpatient services in state hospitals, advance directives, voting, Medicare rights, privacy rights, and other rights in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations and state and center policies. Provision of this information is documented on admission and annually thereafter at a minimum.
- Knowledge of program’s policies and procedures is generally preferred.
- Knowledge of the differences between civil and forensic commitments.
- Ability to plan, assign and/or supervise the work of others.
- Must possess valid Texas driver’s license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver’s license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.
- Knowledge of competency restoration requirements, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) process and discharge requirements.
- Skill in the use of computers and applicable software.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to collect and analyze program data for the purpose of quality and outcome monitoring.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in social work or a related field is generally preferred; experience and education may be substituted for one another.
- Experience in case management or social services work.
- Ability to assess patient needs and to coordinate patient services.
- Ability to monitor program effectiveness.
- Knowledge of community resources and/or how to obtain information regarding those resources.
- Knowledge of case management principles, objectives, standards, and methods.
Company: State Of Texas
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Waco, TX, US
Application Deadline: N/A