Organization: Franklin/Fulton County Drug and Alcohol
Job Code / Title: Drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist
Type Position: Full Time
Salary Range: $18.44
ELIGIBILITY – ALL CANDIDATE(S):
1. Must meet the minimum experience and training (METs) required for the job. The METs for this position are:
One year as a Drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist Trainee; or A Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Dependency, Sociology, Social Welfare, Psychology, Nursing or a related field; and one year direct service experience performing counseling or case management work in alcohol or other drug treatment setting; Or A bachelor's degree which includes or is supplemented by successful completion of 18 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, criminal justice or other related social sciences; and one year direct service experience performing counseling or case management work in alcohol or other drug treatment setting. Or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
2. County of Franklin Approved Additional Special Requirements: None
HOW TO APPLY – ALL CANDIDATES
Click apply link to be redirected to apply directly on our website.
The following materials must be received by 4:30 pm on or before 11/13/2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
1. Completed County of Franklin Employment Application, (Need not be notarized). The application must provide details of experience and training as related to the minimum experience and training requirements for the vacancy so eligibility can be determined.
If interested in applying, please send applications to: Attn: Charles Martin III, 218 North Second Street, Chambersburg, P.A. 17201
If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations for the interview due to a disability, please advise the interviewer of the accommodations you require well in advance of the scheduled date.
Franklin County IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
DRUG/ALCOHOL CASE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF JOB
This is professional work in the field of drug and alcohol providing a full range of case management services.
Employees in this class are primarily responsible for insuring that clients with drug and alcohol problems have access to services in a continuum of care by identifying, referring and authorizing appropriate services. An important part of this work involves assessing the needs of the client, determining level of care, developing client services plans; and when warranted, facilitating the client’s treatment to address their problems relative to alcohol and other drug usage. Employees develop a rapport with the client serving as their advocate, assisting them throughout the provisions in their services plan and monitoring their progress while they are involved in the treatment system.
This person will perform the work in accordance with established regulations, policies and procedures; but, is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment while performing the duties as a case manager. Employees will manage a multiple caseload of clients and carry out work under the direction of a supervisory case manager or higher level administrative personnel. Employees are expected to carry out assignments to completion subject to the above supervisory/administrative review.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF JOB
- Conducts intake, interviews utilizing appropriate assessment practices to obtain necessary information from client, families and/or involved collaterals for the identification of service needs for drug and alcohol related problems.
- Determines level of care based on placement guidelines.
- Determines appropriate funding arrangements and authorizes or recommends services for alcohol and other drug clients.
- Orients clients to the program, policy, procedures and treatment process.
- Develops and implements a comprehensive service plan based on the results obtained from the assessment process.
- Updates the client’s service plan as needed.
- Coordinates and provides access to available alcohol and other drug and ancillary services, such as housing, child care, medical and financial services.
- Conducts client follow-up at required intervals.
- Monitors client treatment progress and/or performs utilization review activity.
- Prepares written reports and maintains client records.
- Serves as an advocate for clients.
- Performs other related duties as required.
OTHER DUTIES OF JOB
- Provide community outreach services/training as needed.
- Attend meetings, training, and in-services, as required.
- Assist in resolving client/program complaints.
- Perform other job related duties, as required.
Receives occasional instruction and limited supervision from Program Specialist in regard to daily work duties.