The Case Manager I - Forensic Housing is a grant funded position that provides case management for individuals with mental illness, substance use, or co-occurring disorders who demonstrate a need for active case management services as they prepare for re-entry into the community post incarceration. The Case Manager coordinates services and/or resources needed by the client to support their basic needs and to enable them to remain and function optimally in the community. The Case Manager will specialize in coordinating permanent housing for individuals. Works as part of the Jail Diversion Team to coordinate services for clients enrolled in the program and to ensure compliance with program requirements/expectations. Also provides discharge services and active follow-up to engage the client in appropriate services once housing needs are met. Attends treatment team meetings, specialty docket hearings, and maintains contact with referral sources (e.g., Probation, DSS, etc.) as needed.
High School diploma with a least one year of experience in a setting working with individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders and/or developmental disabilities is required.
Bachelor's Degree in education, social work, psychology or human services related field is preferred.
At least one year of experience in a setting working with individuals with mental health needs, substance use disorders, and/or developmental disabilities.
QMHP and CSA preferred.
Must possess a valid driver's license (state of Virginia, unless otherwise approved by agency) with an acceptable driving record. Must maintain acceptable record throughout employment.
SALARY & BENEFITS
NRVCS offers an excellent benefits package including;
Generous Paid Time Off
Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
New River Valley Community Services