Adult Case Manager

Full-time position (40 hours weekly)

We Value Our Employees By Offering:

  • Medical, Dental, Life, and Health Care Benefits (FT)
  • 3 weeks of paid/sick time off plus 10 Holidays per year (FT) 

Polara Health, Serving on the front-lines of mental health treatment in Yavapai County since 1966, Polara Health (formerly West Yavapai Guidance Clinic) is uniquely positioned to improve access for people in need of high quality and affordable holistic care. We are a beacon of hope, help and healing for over 7,000 individual and families and 1,300 children annually.  Focused on addressing the whole person through a client centered approach, we offer holistic, transformative services that are tailored to address the unique needs of each client, address the social determinants of health and ensure coordination of care with loved ones and other integrated service providers. 

Position Summary

Provides case management services to new clients on treatment waiting lists, current clients in need of case management, and rural clients in need of case management.  Case manager provides assistance and structure, which allows clients to access services and stay in treatment.  Case manager may also provide group and individual services as appropriate to their expertise and experience

Clinical Functions & Competencies

  • Assists clientele in obtaining needed Polara Health services, entitlements or other services.
  • Provides crisis intervention and support services to clients on the caseload.
  • Provides group and individual services as needed.
  • Participates as a team member and attends weekly staffings and supervision.
  • Provides documentation and requests for authorization as required by funding sources.
  • Coordinates and assists treatment team in monitoring enrollment and utilization, client care, and client participation in other Polara Health services
  • Maintains clinical record per agency policy and procedure.
  • Attends all team meetings, case reviews, staff meetings, supervisory sessions, and in-service trainings as scheduled.
  • Management of all aspects of treatment, including referrals to additional resources when appropriate.
  • Assisting in department strategic planning and implementation through participation in department staffings, staff meetings, training, and other meetings as assigned.
  • Participation in agency affairs, including marketing, promotion of chemical dependency services, development of programs, and other related duties as assigned.
  • Participation in training, workshops, seminars, both internal and external, as required by agency policy and  procedure and certification requirements.
  • Participation in the Residential Unit on call system.
  • Conducting necessary case management to ensure proper referral and follow-up on associated services.
  • Documentation and reporting to referral sources, both external and internal.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Other:

  • Autism Case Manager The ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Case Manager coordinates services for families with children on the autism spectrum or with other pervasive developmental disabilities.
  • Experience in and or an understanding and knowledge of the evidence-based treatment models and mental health services.
  • Essential Functions:ยท Engage with children and families, assisting them to improve their functioning.
  • Interact with clients in non-traditional settings and during non-traditional hours.
  • Represent clients served and through interacting with referral sources.
  • Serve as the case manager for families assigned helping them navigate their service network in a productive manner.
  • Represent clients served through interacting with referral sources and other professionals, supporting the child and family.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning and support.

Qualifications

(Education, Credentials, Experience)

 Minimum Bachelor's degree OR Minimum combination of education and experience to equal 4 years in behavioral health will be considered.

 1 year clinical experience OR Minimum combination of education and experience to equal 4 years in behavioral health will be considered.

 CD assessment, treatment, and treatment planning.

 Knowledge of state, federal, Joint Commission rules and regulations.

 Working knowledge of DSM IV and diagnoses.


EOE/Non-smoking facility. Pre-employment drug screening/background check required. ** All candidates must be able to obtain a DPS Fingerprint Clearance card.

It is the policy of Polara Health not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff and termination.  PH further agrees to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities.

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