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Targeted Case Manager

Company:
Peace River Center
Location:
Lakeland, Florida, United States
Posted:
November 11, 2016
Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

TARGETED CASE MANAGER

Apply directly to our website at peacerivercenter.org

JOB TITLE: Targeted Case Manager

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2016 - 2017

PROGRAM: Resiliency Team

REPORTS TO: Resiliency Team Leader

FACILITY: Main Street

CITY: Bartow

JOB STATUS: Full Time

FLSA: Non Exempt

Job Summary:

This is a Bachelor’s level position that requires the person have the ability to prioritize workload and work independently. Assist recipients in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services. The primary goal is to optimize the functioning of recipients who have complex needs by coordinating the provision of quality treatment and support services in the most efficient and effective manner. 90% of duties will be in the community working with children and families providing services in- home, at daycare, in the school system, and in residential treatment facilities.

General Expectations:

In the performance of their respective task and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:

a. Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.

b. Interact professionally with other employees, customer and vendors.

c. Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.

d. Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Essential Duties/Requirements/Activities:

• Make appropriate contacts with community providers that may be working with the child.

• Maintain accurate records.

• Provide on-site services, to optimize the functioning of recipients who have complex needs by coordinating the provision of quality treatment and support services, i.e., monitoring, linking, advocating, planning, and assessing.

• Services will be provided in- home, at daycare, in the school system, and in residential treatment facilities.

• Conduct assessments/interventions which include assessment of substance abuse/co-occurring issues, mental health disorders, and family systems issues.

• Access appropriate PRC and/or Community Resources for the child and family;

• Interact professionally with families, school personnel, inter/intra agency representatives and the general public.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Targeted Case Manager

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Qualifications:

Education:

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college.

Experience:

With an in field degree at least one year experience working with children with serious emotional disturbances.

With an out of field degree at least three years experience working with children with serious emotional disturbances. This may include Internship and Volunteer Services.

Must have knowledge and experience in using local community resources as referrals. Experience in basic child development and family relationships.

Experience with DCF, Child Abuse Laws, and basic mental health knowledge.

Certifications:

None

Training:

Must complete the AHCA approved Children's TCM training within 90 days of employment.

Attend all scheduled work hours, meetings, trainings, and other PRC functions in compliance with full time PRC employment.

Knowledge and Skills:

Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.

Ability to react to change productively.

Ability to make dependent decisions relating to recipients service needs.

Ability to prioritize workload and work independently.

Ability to deal with stressful situations or difficult people.

Ability to act/react quickly and professionally in a variety of relevant crisis situations.

Safety Equipment

Universal Precautions

Comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations

Life Safety Equipment (fire extinguisher)

Transportation:

Must have reliable transportation and minimum age 25+ to be a qualified driver

Must have clean driving record – DMV check will be performed upon hire

Must provide proof of personal vehicle coverage of $50,000/$100,000 Bodily Injury Liability

Requires Valid Florida Driver’s license

Machines, Tool and Equipment Used:

Computer, telephone, fax, copier/fax, TV/VCR/DVD