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MENTAL HEALTH CASE MANAGER

Palm Springs Unified School District Logo
2/8/2013
Olivia Castellanos
ocastellanos@psusd.k12.ca.us
760-416-6093
1
8 Hours, 12 Months
Full Time
2/25/2013 3:30 PM Pacific
$4,515 - $5,501 Monthly Salary
Date Posted:
2/8/2013
Application Deadline:
2/25/2013 3:30 PM Pacific
Employment Type:
Full Time
Length of Work Year:
8 Hours, 12 Months
Salary:
$4,515 - $5,501 Monthly Salary
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Contact: Olivia Castellanos Email: ocastellanos@psusd.k12.ca.us Phone: 760-416-6093
Special Education
2-623-001
Special Education
2-623-001
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Palm Springs Unified School District

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH CASE MANAGER

 

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Under the direction of the Mental Health Program Manager, the Mental Health Case Manager is responsible for providing supportive and direct mental health case management services to special education students. The Mental Health Case Manager assists students in the utilization of appropriate community resources and to provide education to the community. The Mental Health Case Manager works under the clinical direction of Mental Health Program Manager, and acts as a resource to mental health clinical staff and school site personnel as assigned. All work is performed within the limits of licensing and professional standards and adheres to California Education Code and regulations.

 

FUNCTIONS

 

  • Conducts interviews with students and families to gather information, assess student’s social service needs, determine the appropriate need, and provide referrals for community resources.
  • Provides crisis intervention for students as the need arises.
  • Assists with the coordination of treatment including the development of specialized resources, referrals and transportation to treatment providers and specialized services for the purpose of ensuring each student is provided with specialized services to assist in his/her treatment plan.
  • Coordinates, arranges and monitors student residential placements for the purpose of safety and essential housing and educational services for students.
  • Provides social work services to students and families considered for or currently placed in a residential treatment center.
  • Researches, develops and maintains contact with residential service providers.
  • Provides mental health case management services to emotionally disturbed students.
  • Co-facilitates and assists in providing psycho-educational and therapeutic groups.
  • Prepares reports and correspondence and maintains a variety of documentation, such as charting observed behaviors, progress reports, incident reports, referral forms and other data. Maintains up-to-date clinical case management notes on all clients.
  • Serves as the mandated Child Protective Services (CPS) and Adult/Elder Abuse reporter.
  • Works collaboratively to develop programs that improve academic performance, foster social skills and prevent violent behaviors.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of internal and external meetings.
  • Coordinates with caseworkers, probation officers, community and support services, and appropriate referrals; works with other agencies to obtain information, coordinate services, and assist with providing training to support staff as needed.
  • Assists in carrying out clinical research studies and multidisciplinary projects.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

California Laws and regulations for mental health services and education code; philosophy and principles of Positive Behavior Support; California and Federal regulations for behavior interventions for Special Education students; non-violent crisis intervention techniques; IEP (Individualized Education Program) process and law; data collection and record-keeping techniques.

 

 

 

ABILITY TO:

Provide consultation and direct services to school district staff, students and families; collect and analyze data in a variety of settings and ways; monitor and evaluate student progress; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with school and agency staff and families; analyze and interpret rules, regulations, and procedures; maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions; work independently; plan and organize work load; meet deadlines and schedules; set priorities; work with constant interruptions; work with detailed information/data; resolve problems with tact and proficiency; understand, be sensitive to and respect the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disabilities, and sexual orientation of students, teachers, administrators, and staff; maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum Qualifications:

•           Two (2) years of experience in a private or governmental agency providing direct mental health case management related services to students, which should include identifying client social service needs, using community resources, and student advocacy.

•           Possession of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related behavioral science.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual English/ Spanish desired

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires 85% sitting, 10% walking, and 5% standing.  This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.  Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; seeing to view a computer monitor; lifting up to 50 pounds, carrying, pushing or pulling moderately heavy computer equipment; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.

 

REQUIRED TESTING

CERTIFICATES

None Specified

Required:

Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability

Desired:

NONE

CONTINUING ED/TRAINING

CLEARANCES

None Specified

Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
TB Clearance

EVALUATION

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of Board policy on Evaluation of Management/Confidential employees.

 

 

FLSA Status

Bargaining Unit

Salary Range

BOE Approval Date

Exempt

Management

Range 20

1-22-13

 

Requirements for Applying

Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability

Please attach the following required documents when submitting your online application: • Letter of Introduction • Three Letters of Recommendation (Dated within 1 year) • Resume

      Requirements for Applying

      Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability

      Please attach the following required documents when submitting your online application: • Letter of Introduction • Three Letters of Recommendation (Dated within 1 year) • Resume

          SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Mental Health Program Manager, the Mental Health Case Manager is responsible for providing supportive and direct mental health case management services to special education students. The Mental Health Case Manager assists students in the utilization of appropriate community resources and to provide education to the community. The Mental Health Case Manager works under the clinical direction of Mental Health Program Manager, and acts as a resource to mental health clinical staff and school site personnel as assigned. All work is performed within the limits of licensing and professional standards and adheres to California Education Code and regulations. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Qualifications: • Two (2) years of experience in a private or governmental agency providing direct mental health case management related services to students, which should include identifying client social service needs, using community resources, and student advocacy. • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related behavioral science.

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          Application Deadline: 2/25/2013 3:30 PM Pacific

          SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Mental Health Program Manager, the Mental Health Case Manager is responsible for providing supportive and direct mental health case management services to special education students. The Mental Health Case Manager assists students in the utilization of appropriate community resources and to provide education to the community. The Mental Health Case Manager works under the clinical direction of Mental Health Program Manager, and acts as a resource to mental health clinical staff and school site personnel as assigned. All work is performed within the limits of licensing and professional standards and adheres to California Education Code and regulations. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Qualifications: • Two (2) years of experience in a private or governmental agency providing direct mental health case management related services to students, which should include identifying client social service needs, using community resources, and student advocacy. • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related behavioral science.

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