Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Care Coordinator in Culver City, California
Scope of the position
We are seeking a Care Coordinator to provide case management, mental health and/or substance abuse services, crisis intervention and linkage to community resources for individuals with a history of persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse; ensures participants receive the maximum benefit from all interventions.Ensuring a safe, nurturing environment for clients that fosters a sense of hope, dignity and direction
Depending upon specific program assignment and experience level, the Care Coordinator I may perform any or all of the following duties:
Assists program participants to locate and utilize community support groups; establish and maintain housing; access mental and medical care, rehabilitation programs and drug/alcohol services; increase social contacts and engage in constructive activities.
Performs client intakes and functional assessments; present functional assessments and diagnostic impressions to staff; determines needs of clients and monitors progress as needed.
Acts as client advocate interfacing with housing and support agencies including property owners, support groups, Social Security, Medicare/MediCal and other; ensures clients receive all benefits for which they are entitled.
Provides peer individual/group supportive counseling and psycho-education to assist clients in coping with mental illness and/or substance abuse.
Provides crisis intervention and facilitates conflict resolution among the program participants as needed; assists clients in problem-solving life situations.
Interfaces with clinical staff (including psychiatrist) in coordinating client care.
Maintains documentation of client services; ensures compliance with Agency policies and procedures and County and other agencies’ standards and guidelines.
Develops and maintains skills through seminars, workshops, or other forms of training/education related to adults with mental illness.
Attends and participates in supervision, staff, case conference and other Agency meetings, as well as community agency meetings. May transport clients to appointments, etc.
Bachelors Degree in related field preferred.
1-2 years experience working with individuals with a history of mental illness in a social service/mental health environment.
Knowledge of case management, crisis intervention techniques, community resources, and the ability to match clients with a history of mental illness to community support resources.
Proven comprehension of the recovery model desired.
The ability to provide services in a language other than English preferred.
Knowledge of program HIPAA, DMH, policies and documentation guidelines, licensing, and other state/federal regulations relating to service programs for adults with a history of mental illness.
Demonstrated advocacy skills.
Strong written and oral communication and PC skills.
Current California drivers license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.
_Didi Hirsch is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities _
Requisition Number: 16-0201
Post Date: 10/24/2016
Title: Care Coordinator
Full Time/Part Time: FT/Non-Exempt - Hourly
Division: Clinical Operations
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Pay Frequency: Semi-Monthly
City: Culver City