Job Opening: Caseworker II Grimes County MHMR

Navasota, TX
Posted on
October 29, 2023

Salary: $37,598 to $45,819 Annually Salary is based on education and experience

Employee Benefits: Health Insurance (agency pays all but $15.00 per month for employee only), Dental Insurance (agency pays all cost for employee only), Life Insurance (agency pays all cost for employee coverage thats equal to 1 time annual salary, with employee option to purchase additional coverage for employee and/or spouse, Sick Time (accumulate 8 hours per month with maximum 1045 carryover hours per year), Vacation Time (accumulate 9 to 15 hours per month depending on number of years employed), Paid Holidays (10 paid holidays off per year), Bereavement Leave (up to 3 paid days of bereavement leave), 403-B Retirement (employee contribute 5%-30% of salary and agency match 6%).

Job Description: Provides crisis prevention and management, monitoring, assessment, and service planning and coordination for up to 150 adults with mental illness in the Brazos Valley. Routine Case Management involves accessing medical, social, educational, and other appropriate services that will help an individual achieve a quality of life and community participation acceptable to the individual. The Routine Recovery Facilitator will negotiate and facilitate the array of services and supports needed to address the clients personal goals and desired outcomes as identified through the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) and Individual Recovery Plan and provide Rehabilitative skills training as needed. The Routine Recovery Facilitator is responsible for ensuring planned services and support are implemented and appropriately documented as well as advocating and ensuring consistent interactions with other agencies. Provides prompt face-to-face crisis assessment, crisis intervention services, and short term intensive mental health treatment and support for adults and children experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Provides services as a member of a mobile crisis outreach team (MCOT) designed to reach individuals at their place of residence, school and other community based safe locations as a means of diversion from jails, emergency rooms and hospitals. Duties include accompanying specially trained Sheriffs officers (CIT) to individuals home to provide crisis assessments; service plan development and implementation; access to medication services; short-term monitoring and follow-up; inter- and intra-agency coordination of support services; family education and support; and client advocacy in the community where client is located. Position requires local travel. Education: Requires Bachelors Degree in a behavioral, social science or humanities field, educational psychology, or early childhood education or intervention. Experience: Requires experience working with individuals with mental illness, must be able to work independently as well as with a team. Good organizational skills are necessary. Hours of Work: 8am-5pm, MondayFriday with flexibility as needed. Will require some paid on call evenings and weekends. Licensure/Certification: Ability to be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Valid Texas drivers license and are insurable by agency insurance. Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion of Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) certification as well as Illness, Management and Recovery (IMR) certification. Physical Requirements: Ability to drive vehicle; communicate effectively both verbally and written; ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Good computer skills are necessary; the ability to pass the Preventative Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB) Training as well as all other physical requirements for this position. Facility: Grimes County, Navasota, TX.

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