Case Manager – ACT Team – Lewiston (89,395)

You will come for our dedication to service, industry competitive salary and excellent benefits. You will stay when you discover our organizational culture and supportive leadership that prioritizes your professional growth.  For over 70 years, our committed team of dedicated professionals has provided the solid foundation where hope and healing can begin to flourish.

An exceptional full-time (40 Hr./Wk.) opportunity is available for a Clinician to join our team of caring professionals in Lewiston providing quality mental health services as part of the ACT Team. Familiarity working with dual diagnosis population preferred. Shared Team responsibility for occasional rotational on-call phone coverage with stipend.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The ACT Case Manager is responsible for assisting persons with chronic mental health problems by providing rehabilitative and treatment services as well as environmental supports that promote the integration of the client into the community, sustain the client in their current living situation or another living situation of their choice, and enhance the quality of their life.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides community outreach and case management services while assisting clients in developing the knowledge and skills and acquiring the necessary supports to live as independently as possible in the least restrictive setting in the community.  This includes: budgeting/money management, hygiene, housekeeping, nutrition, shopping, representative payee ships as needed and community integration activities.
  • Links to and provides support with other services (vocational, educational, social/recreational, transportation, etc.) and advocates for entitlements such as Maine care.
  • Provides interface between the ACT Team and other services providers throughout the state to specific clients.
  • Assists clients in obtaining non-psychiatric medical care.
  • Provides on-call coverage and works shift assignments which will include some after hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Provides education with clients around symptom management, substance abuse, etc.   
  • Helps clients identify strengths, set goals and develop a life plan; participates with team members in the development of a holistic assessment of the client, including physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual.
  • Participates with client and other staff in the development and implementation of a plan that supports and advocates for the attainment of client's life goals.
  • Provides supportive counseling and psycho-educational services to individuals and others as needed, both on and off site.
  • Provides crisis intervention, assessment, referral, and follow-up in an environment safe both for the client and staff.
  • Collaborates with family members and significant others as appropriate.
  • Provides family education and consultation, if desired, by a person receiving community support services to help family members and/or other natural supports to develop support systems and help the person to manage their mental illness.
  • Meets established direct service expectations.
  • Utilizes the electronic health record (EHR) to ensure that documentation is complete, accurate, timely and meets regulatory and agency standards.
  • Participates in scheduled meetings, including case reviews, supervisory sessions, staff meetings and other inter-agency and intra-agency meetings as appropriate for program and clients.
  • Maintains and utilizes knowledge of community resources.
  • Provides public education and professional consultation services, when appropriate.
  • Uses personal vehicle as may be required for client transportation, outreach in the community, home visits, and/or agency related business.
  • Locates, uses, monitors, and/or develops community resources and services for clients.
  • Engages clients in developing rehabilitation plans and programming.

We strive to ensure that your work experience reflects the values we hold most dear - respect for individual, diversity of thought and ideas, and commitment to professional growth in an environment where you can thrive and excel.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of MHRT/C Provisional certification required.  Duties also require knowledge of parameters and needs of adults with severe and persistent mental illness equivalent to completion of a bachelor's degree in a human service and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • If providing substance abuse treatment, a minimum of CADC certification and experience with and knowledge of the addictive process is required, in addition to meeting the requirements for case management indicated above.
  • Must possess a valid State of Maine driver's license.

By joining our relaxed and friendly team, you will find colleagues willing to support you and embrace your unique perspectives and experiences. We promote whole health and wellness, not only for the clients we serve, but for our staff members as well. We support one another, share stories of our successes and challenges we face, and celebrate our collective and individual achievements. We are passionate about ensuring Tri-County is a respectful, inclusive community of professionals dedicated to our mission, those we serve, and each other. 


Some of the many benefits of working for Tri-County:

  • Work Culture Focused on Employee Wellness & Inclusivity
  • Friendly & Supportive Atmosphere
  • Agency Paid Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Generous Paid Time Off (full-time employees earn 23 days per year to start)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health & Dental Benefits Eligibility
  • Agency Paid Life Insurance Policy
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan (with employer match)
  • Friendly Neighbor Discounts: Verizon, Sullivan Tire, and Governor's Restaurant 
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement

Tri-County Mental Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining a culture of mutual respect. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation, or expression. We celebrate our differences and thrive on inclusivity.