|Title:||Case Manager/Vocational Specialist - Paid|
|Department:||Assertive Community Treatment|
|Location:||Salt Lake City, Utah|
Case Manager & Vocational Specialist - Assertive Community Treatment Team
Schedule: Full Time - 40 hrs/week, benefits-eligible
Pay Rate: $18 to $21/hour
Benefits - Approximate full-time benefits package value = $19,000+:
- Low-cost medical, dental, and vision coverage. Health savings account. 403b retirement plan with employer match (50% match up to 3%).
- Employee Assistance Program for all employees.
- Supplemental insurance available.
- 33 paid days off: 11 observed paid holidays, 12 sick days, and 10 vacation days to start. Vacation increases to 12 days after 1 year, 15 days after 2 years, and more at 5 and 9 years of service.
- Sick and vacation time accrue hourly per pay period.
- $50,000 in employer-paid life insurance; additional coverage available.
- $1,200 annual employer contribution to your Health Savings Account (paid quarterly)
- Employee Referral Program including cash bonuses and paid time off.
- Paid training -- training required for this position must be completed within 4 months of hire.
Volunteers of America, Utah builds a community-supported bridge that provides a path for those who are vulnerable to improve their lives and increase their self-reliance.
This position works within Volunteers of America, Utah's Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. ACT uses a multidisciplinary team approach to provide intensive, integrated services where and when our clients need them—in their homes, at work and in other community settings. Volunteers of America, Utah's ACT Team members directly provide services that are individually tailored with each client and address their specific preferences and goals. The approach with each client emphasizes the relationship building and active involvement in assisting clients to make improvements in functioning, to better manage symptoms, to achieve individual goals and to maintain optimism.
Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Case Manager provides individualized supportive case management to agency clients with the goals of 1) assisting clients to achieve or maintain stability and independence 2) providing assistance with accessing resources to help clients meet their housing and other needs and 3) providing vocational and benefits services while promoting client independence, informed choice, and self-determination.
- Responsible for assessing service needs and coordinating access to necessary services
- Assist clients in applying for and maintaining mainstream benefits such as General Assistance, Food Stamps, SSDI, etc.
- Consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination of the treatment process
- Provide practical help and supports, advocacy, coordination, side-by-side individualized support, problem solving, direct assistance training, and supervision to help clients obtain the necessities of daily living
- Provide a full range of supported employment services including engagement, vocational assessment, job development, job placement, and job coaching.
- Provide individual vocational support to enable clients to identify vocational strengths, establish related goals, and recognize symptoms of mental illness that interfere with work.
- Teach and assist with job-seeking efforts such as resume writing and interviewing skills.
- Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill teaching, support, and environmental adaptations to assist clients with activities of daily living.
- Provide on-call crisis intervention
- Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings
- Complete documentation and meet minimum service time based on ACT requirements
- Attends work on a regular and predictable basis
Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science is required and work experience with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Ability to complete required vocational rehabilitation training within 4 months of hire OR current certification.
- Knowledge/experience working with at-risk populations is preferred.
- Knowledge/experience collaborating with community resources.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to build rapport with clients and engage them in case management.
- Ability to build and foster relationships with partner agencies.
- Ability to maintain a calm demeanor amidst potentially high distress population.
- Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets.
- Work is performed inside and outside of an office environment; must have ability to climb stairs, enter client homes, as well as deliver services in shelter, on the street, etc.
Submit resume on the career page of our website: www.voaut.org/careers
Volunteers of America, Utah is committed to creating a diverse environment, where all people feel valued, have the opportunity to do their personal best and where leadership development is fostered. The organization is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, ethnicity, skin color, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and developmental abilities, physical ability or religious belief. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.