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Case Manager I - Substance Abuse Treatment

Location:

Veritas House- Manhattan, NY

Reports To:

Assistant Director of Clinical Services

Major Functions:

Case Manager I is an entry-level counseling/case management position. The Case Manager I provides case management/substance abuse counseling/advocacy services to an assigned caseload and participates as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team to facilitate the client recovery/rehabilitation process. These goals are accomplished by providing individual and group counseling, making appropriate interventions as needed and contributing to the healthy integrity of the therapeutic/program environment.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management/advocacy services to an assigned caseload.
  • Participates in monitoring the therapeutic environment to ensure that behavioral guidelines are followed, a therapeutic milieu is maintained and interpersonal relationships remain positive.
  • Provides individual counseling and facilitation of caseload group meetings and other assigned groups.
  • Provides psycho-education and counseling germane to chemical dependency and relapse prevention.
  • Administers appropriate behavioral interventions as needed.
  • Participates in assessment screenings to determine client needs/preferences; formulates and implements treatment, transition and discharge/continuing care planning collaboratively with individual clients.
  • Facilitates the resocialization process of clients by serving as a role model. Provides role modeling regarding ethical and professional conduct.
  • Assumes staff-on-duty assignments as requested, including the observation of urine specimen collection.
  • Assumes responsibility for medication management including the direct observation of clients during medication pass for adherence to their prescribed medication regime.
  • Conducts facility/safety runs and room checks as assigned to visually assess clients for the use of alcohol/ drugs or the environment of care for unsafe conditions.
  • Ensures the maintenance of accurate, complete, timely and high quality client records and reporting of client information that comply with external regulatory standards and agency policy and procedure.
  • Complies with 42 CFR confidentiality and HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
  • Adheres to all responsibilities and duties of a New York State mandated reporter.
  • Works cooperatively with other staff as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Functions as a liaison/advocate to clients' families and/or other agencies as needed.
  • Provides outreach/education/prevention services to the local community, schools, groups, and agencies as necessary and as approved by management staff.
  • Provides crisis intervention/management, generating referrals to agency or external mental health providers or other service providers, as indicated.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong individual and group counseling skills.
  • Working knowledge of substance abuse treatment modalities and client self-help/support modalities.
  • Strong writing skills, competencies in writing goal based/person centered treatment plans and progress notes.
  • Ability to participate in CPR and First Aid training.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or  GED
  • CASAC-T certification required,CASAC certification preferred
  • Completion of or enrollment in CASAC training program preferred.
  • Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy (Window based environment and Microsoft Office knowledge preferred).

 

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