Case Manager (ACT)
Center for Urban Community Services
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Post Date: Apr 16, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - Bronx, NY
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Description
The CUCS Assertive Community Treatment Team serves individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness whose needs have not been met by traditional clinic based services. The ACT team outreaches and enrolls people into its services, provides comprehensive mental health and social service support, helps to obtain and maintain housing, works with individuals to return to a full and satisfying life in the community, and assists with an eventual transition to less intensive services in the community. ACT services are delivered by a multi-disciplinary, mobile, professional team that utilizes a harm reduction approach and assumes total responsibility for case management, rehabilitation, psychiatric and substance use services. The ACT team provides at least 80% of its services in the community, primarily through home visits. The program is located in the South Bronx and serves clients living in the Bronx and Manhattan.

Responsibilities: The Case Manager will carry a caseload of 10-12 clients and provide regular field-based follow up, counseling, and case management. This may involve tasks such as escorts to appointments, assistance with applying for entitlements, coordination of care between outside service providers, linkage to community resources, and other tasks as assigned by program management. Clients on caseload are expected to be seen for a minimum of 6 visits per month. The Case Manager will participate and contribute to a program culture that is client-centered, outcome-oriented and dedicated to continuous quality improvement.

Skills
One year experience in a mental health setting preferred.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Computer literacy.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required.
Valid NYS driver’s license required.


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