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Justice and Health Team Intensive Case Manager

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Justice and Health Team Intensive Case Manager

Portland , Maine , United States | Human Services | Full-time Apply by: July 12, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Intensive Case ManagerOpening Date: June 28, 2022 Closing Date: July 12, 2022Job Class Code: 5042

Grade: 23

Salary: $45,136.00 – $60,881.60/yearPosition Number: 03020-0101

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) within DHHS is responsible for providing leadership and active partnership in Maine’s comprehensive system of support to communities and individuals with substance use and mental health conditions through a network of community providers.

The OBH takes responsibility for a behavioral health continuum of care that serves the whole person, the whole community. We promote a population health approach that includes a full spectrum of services from early intervention, treatment, crisis care, to recovery. Our role is to ensure Mainers with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders are not just symptom free but living a life of dignity, hope, and meaning. We partner with providers, communities, and citizens to offer support, resources, education, training, technical assistance, and services.

This position is located in Portland and will require travel throughout Cumberland county.

Job duties:

The Justice and Health team community-based Intensive Case Manager(s) will demonstrate expertise in working with both mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, will have knowledge of services and providers of mental health services and eligibility requirements, and will have knowledge of the necessities and challenges to successful community living. They will have comfort with proactive outreach to key stakeholders to develop regional resource familiarity and develop additional resources in anticipation of needed services. Finally, they will demonstrate expertise in assertive service provision with an eye toward diversion from criminal justice involvement and/or other disruptions to successful community living.

Job Duties will include but may not be limited to:

The Justice and Health Team Community-based Intensive Case Manager(s) will:

+ Provide professional services work in intensive case management for clients in the community who are at-risk of disrupted services or at-risk of involvement in the Criminal Justice System.

+ Advocate for and/or assist clients in gaining access to and maintain medical, psychiatric, self-help, rehabilitation, social, educational, psychological, residential, financial, and other necessary support services.

+ Co-respond with and/or respond upon referral from crisis providers and/or law enforcement to assist clients immediately post crisis to augment or maintain necessary community services.

+ Appropriately confer with clients, professional medical/clinical personnel, providers, and other concerned parties in order to identify unmet needs and necessary supports/services and develop a plan of assistance based on clients’ needs, preferences, circumstances, and team assessments.

+ Assist clients in accessing and maintaining needed services in order to support clients’ community integration efforts and plan.

+ Proactively outreach to key stakeholders to increase familiarity and anticipate needed services.

+ Document all client-related interactions and be able to provide data as requested regarding all services rendered.

+ Work is performed under limited supervision and regional/state-wide travel including occasional overnight travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in one of the Social or Behavioral Sciences and four (4) years’ experience in professional community mental health work. A Master’s Degree in social work may be substituted for two years’ experience. Candidates must have or be eligible for a Mental Health Rehabilitation Community Certification (MHRT/C). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with justice involved clients.

Application Information:

Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format.

To apply, please upload a current resume and cover letter along with copies of post-secondary transcripts. For additional information about this position please contact Kristi Poole-Peaslee atKristi.L.Poole-Peaslee@maine.govor at (207) 287-7095.

To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov (Ashley.Vigue@Maine.gov) . Benefits No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16 % of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accom

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Job Posting: JC217495519

Posted On: Jul 01, 2022

Updated On: Jul 15, 2022