Autism Case Management - Highfields

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Jackson and counties nearby

The ASD Case Manager coordinates services for families with children on the autism spectrum or with other pervasive developmental disabilities. 

Success in the role is measured on:

  • Ability to engage with children and families.
  • Ability to assist families in identifying their strengths, needs and barriers.
  • Ability to help families maximize the use of their assigned service network to their benefit.
  • Ability to effectively interface with multiple service providers and other stakeholders involved with families served.
  • Ability to serve as principle case manager for families served by multiple providers.
  • Ability to meet expected case documentation requirements.
  • Ability to maintain compliance with agency and contractual training and licensure requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • Document services through the use of an Electronic Medical Record and other formats.
  • Represent clients served through interacting with referral sources and other professionals, supporting the child and family.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning and support.

Knowledge or Experience:

  • At least one year of experience in providing treatment services for children and families.
  • Experience in and or an understanding and knowledge of the evidence-based treatment models and mental health services.
  • Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training annually focusing specifically on the treatment of children and families.

Minimum Qualifications / Experience:

  • Meets or exceeds the qualifications to be considered a Child Mental Health Professional (CMHP)
  • Specialized training and one year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families and who is a psychologist, licensed or limited-licensed master’s social worker, licensed or limited-licensed professional counselor; or an individual with at least a bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field from an accredited school.
  • Trained and has three years supervised experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families;
  • Or an individual with at least a master’s degree in a mental health-related field from an accredited school who is trained and has one year of experience in the examination, evaluation and treatment of minors and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide services during non-traditional work hours.

Education / Certifications:

  • Bachelor degree meeting all of the requirements of a CMHP.
  • State licensure commensurate with degree (or ability to get one within 30 days of hire).
  • An understanding, commitment and/or training in strength-based and evidence-based treatment models.

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