This full-time case management position will provide services with families in a collaborative partnership who are voluntarily participating in the Coordinated Services Team (CST) initiative as outlined in §46.56. CST Initiatives develop a comprehensive, individualized system of care for children with complex behavioral health needs, utilizing a wraparound model of care. This position reviews all referrals and makes direct contact with families referred to CST. This position will work to develop community resources to provide support to children and families. The coordinator will develop and foster cooperation between individuals, community agencies and other systems of care to meet the identified needs of the family. This position is rooted in the Core Values of CST, including but not limited to being family centered, consumer involved and strengths-based.
Essential Functions of the Position:
The following duties are illustrative and the person holding this position may be required to perform other duties of a similar nature or otherwise related to the position.
Maintains responsibility for the CST caseload/referrals. Ensures program compliance with state statutes and county policy regarding the CST program. Conduct intakes and interviews to gather all necessary information. Determine the most appropriate response in each case and identify necessary services.
Completes Child and Adolescent Needs Assessments (CANS) as well as plans of care within the noted timeframes. The plan of care will identify formal and informal supports for each family, including identifying and addressing gaps in service. This includes addressing the needs of the family with community based supports.
Leads the CST Coordinating Committee.
In conjunction with the Coordinating Committee and unit supervisor, assumes primary responsibility of the policies and procedures of the CST program.
Provides outreach to the community regarding the CST program.
Provide Access Intake services. Receive and document child abuse/neglect reports, mental health and adult protection referrals and forward to supervisor. Provide information and resources to those contacting the Department. Conduct initial interviews in order to determine the nature of access or service need and what unit or department is best able to assist the consumer.
Prepares case records, reports and documents. Represents the department professionally and in accordance with agency rules and expectations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human and Family Studies, Criminal Justice or closely related human services field.
Two years of professional case work at the type and level consistent with a County Human Services Worker is preferred.
Ability to pass required background checks.
A valid Driver’s license required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to be adaptive and flexible to meet the needs of families, engaging in person-centered care.
• Knowledgeable about mental health, specifically children’s mental health and impact on family systems.
• Ability to quickly build empathetic relationships with children and families.
• Ability to maintain confidential information.
• Ability to meet and deal with public and to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with staff and members of the public.
• Ability to exercise good judgment in approaching situations and making decisions.
• Ability to prepare and maintain clear and accurate records and reports, including grant writing, within specific timeframes.
• Ability to carry out directions and implement programs and policies set forth by governing committees.
Physical and Mental Demands:
The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
• The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, sitting, standing,
reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 10 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/
listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision;
Exposure to blood borne pathogens is considered to be low.
Burnett County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The abilities, duties, and responsibilities listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of any specific statement of abilities, duties, or responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position. The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the position change.