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Case Manager (PT)

Habersham County

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Position: Case Manager (PT)                                        Department:  Mental Health Court

Posting Date: March 24, 2023                                      Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Range:  $18.23/hour                                          FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt                                               

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for providing comprehensive supervision and case management for felony-convicted participants with severe and persisting mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders.

Major Duties:

  • Monitors daily activities of convicted felons with severe and persisting mental illness.
  • Maintains updated records of participants’ residences, employment, and offender status, in a timely manner.
  • Screens and assesses new referrals into Mental Health Court.
  • Provides orientation information to new participants.
  • Advises participants on current policies/expectations.
  • Compiles a written report of findings in database and bi-monthly team staffing notes.
  • Evaluates information and makes decisions within established policies and standards.
  • Provides crisis intervention services as needed.
  • Basic knowledge of mental health and substance abuse issues as applicable to participants.
  • Assists participants with goal completion, such as: time management, job searching, and budgeting.
  • Motivates participants to comply with rules and meet personal goals through goal dates and follow-up
  • Searches employment and community service opportunities for participants.
  • Assists treatment team in scheduling appropriate treatment activities for participants.
  • Advocates for participants with other community agencies, such as probation, and mental health providers.
  • Attends and participates in trainings as applicable to job duties.
  • Understands core concepts of Accountability Courts and stays current on evidence-based practices and best practices as applicable to specific program.
  • Acquire urinary or oral drug screen from participants as needed.
  • Attend Annual Conference and participate in other out-of-town or local trainings as needed.
  • Assists the Coordinator in crisis management, public awareness, and other duties as assigned.

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of criminal court processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of mental health and substance use treatment.
  • Knowledge of accountability court principles.
  • Knowledge of probation rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of program guidelines and related state, federal, and local laws.
  • Knowledge of case management principles.
  • Skill in the use of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • The successful candidate must pass a Background/Reference Check, and Pre-Employment Drug Screenings prior to the start of employment.

The successful candidate must complete a Background/Reference Check and Pre-Employment Drug Screening prior to the start of employment.

To Apply: All applicants must complete a Habersham County employment application. Applications can be found online at  Applications and a detailed job description can be picked up at the Habersham County Human Resources Department, Administration Building located at 130 Jacob’s Way, Clarkesville, GA 30523 in room 303. For more information please call (706) 839-0214.

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