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Case Manager-CBISP

December 31, 2012 - January 04, 2013
Location:Gainesville, FL
Salary Range:$25,000 - $32,000
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Candidate will provide comprehensive case management services for the Department of Juvenile Justice youth on probation, conditional release and/or post commitment in Alachua County, FL.
Duties:•Document all contacts with each youth in the Case Notebook component of JJIS.
•Ensure that field notes are up to date in JJIS per policy) and reflect the recognized departmental uniform contact codes.
•Carrying a cell phone and being available 24 hours per day/7 days per week for assigned youth/family in need of crisis intervention.
•Participate in peer file reviews.
•Attend and participate in staff meetings.
•Ensure client files are maintained for each youth on their assigned caseload.
•Ensure basic demographic information is recorded on a case sheet and is placed at the beginning of each youth’s case file and remains updated as information changes.
•Conduct face to face meetings with youth assigned to their caseload within 24 hours (excluding weekends and legal holidays)of the youth’s release from the residential program.
•Conduct a face to face orientation with the youth assigned to their caseload and their parent/guardian to include discussion about program goals, rules, services, grievance procedures, disaster preparedness plans, youth handbook information, and consequences for failure to comply. This orientation shall be documented on an orientation form and signed by the youth, parent/guardian and case manager.
•Contact the youth’s assigned school within twenty four hours of the youth’s release from the residential program when educational services are being recommended and then monitoring the youth’s school attendance and meeting with school personnel, as applicable.
•Ensure PACT assessments and re-assessments are completed on youth as required by policy and within required timeframes.
•Complete, review and update YES plans on youth as required by policy and within required timeframes and then providing supervision/contacts with youth and parent/guardian as outlined on YES plan.
•Refer youth identified as needing mental health and/or substance abuse services to the appropriate provider within seven days of the need being identified and then monitoring youth’s progress or lack of progress at least monthly.
•Ensure that youth identified with substance abuse issues are given at least monthly urinalyses.
•Ensure all information/documentation pertaining to youth’s case is filed timely.
•Comply with transfer guidelines and policy, if a youth is being considered for transfer.
•Comply with absconder guidelines and policy, if a youth is identified as an absconder .
•Comply with transition guidelines and policy, if applicable to youth on their caseload. This includes but is not limited to: ensuring that a complete electronic commitment packet is received from DJJ; tracking transition services through JJIS (projected release dates, PACT assessments, ECP, etc.); attending transition meetings at residential programs either face to face or via phone; initiating transition services after receiving the packet from DJJ; making face to face contact with youth and residential program staff when youth are placed in a the same county or within a fifty mile radius or telephone contact for youth placed beyond the fifty mile radius; making monthly telephone contact, sending a letter or making face to face contact with the youth’s parent/guardian; and assessing the comprehensive evaluation and residential program recommendations and begin linkages to community resources and/or notify/assist parent/guardian in setting up appointments for specified services.
•Ensure that youth and parent/guardian surveys are completed and turned in for data entry (POSIP, Satisfaction, etc.).
•Recruit, coordinate, and arrang for approved community work sites and resources based on the youth and family needs.
•Follow all Foundation Policies & Procedures including Protected Health Information (PHI) as required by Federal & state laws.
•Participate in and ensuring successful DJJ QA and contract monitoring reviews.
•Participate in and ensuring successful CARF review.
•Meet performance and outcome measures.
•Maintain knowledge of QA standards.
•Attend all required trainings and complete CBIS certification process, if applicable.
•Ensure all JJIS accesses and permissions remain active.
•Maintain JJIS data integrity and accuracy.
•Facilitate groups, if applicable.
•Work non-traditional hours to meet the needs of youth and families.
•Maintain a good working knowledge of community resources and being able to communicate resources to the team.
•Maintain positive relationships with DJJ and other community agencies and professionally representing the Foundation at community meetings.
•Attend court and/or detention reviews and professionally representing the Foundation and the youth assigned to their caseload/unit.
•Assist the Clinical Coordinator in coordinating treatment services, as needed.
Qualifications:BA/BS degree in social work or any other human services field with one year experience working with adolescents.

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