For over 30 years, the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) has been the leader in building transformative programs that raise the standard of care for all victims of child abuse, neglect, and sexual assault in Los Angeles County. Today, VIP functions as a public-private partnership between the publicly funded VIP Children’s Medical Village at the LAC+USC Medical Center and our non-profit, the VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc. (VIP-CMHC). Our history of quality mental health care is due in large part to the dedicated and talented employees whose efforts have helped improve the lives of children, transitional age youth, and their families.
The Case Manager is responsible for providing community-based case management services, linkage, and rehabilitation to children and youth. The Shared CORE Practice Model guides all services children and youth receive.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Case Manager for the Traditional/Outpatient program is responsible for the following:
• Develops relationships and ongoing communication with DCFS workers and other staff.
• Plans and implements individual and group activities that encourage the client’s social and emotional growth.
• Identifies the strengths and needs of the youth and family as well as natural supports that exist within the family structure and the community; linkage to resources.
• Follows up with clients and families regarding linkage, resources and services to ensure that their needs are being met.
• Develops, creates, inputs, and implements a clear targeted case management and individual rehabilitative goals in consultation with treating clinician.
• Completes all required documentation in accordance with regulations (e.g. DMH).
• Enters progress notes into the Electronic Health Record software (CareLogic) within 24 business hours.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, preferably in social work or a related field.
• Two (2) years documented experience in a mental health setting.
• Must be fluent in English and Spanish.
• The ability to relate effectively and professionally with children, supervisor, co-workers and staff.
• Strong computer skills, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and web-based Electronic Health Record software (CareLogic).
• Demonstrated awareness of sensitivity to and competence in dealing with cultural and socioeconomic diversity of client population.
• Ability to exercise good judgment and act calmly in emergency situations.
• Is available (on rotation) for 1 late night a week.
• Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with good time management skills.
• Self-starter, independent case manager/rehab specialist with the ability to adapt to change in a fast working environment.
• Valid California driver’s license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to VIP’s insurance carrier.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Working knowledge of community resources that address the special needs of the client base.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Interested candidates must submit a completed application through VIP’s candidate portal.
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.