Under the direction and supervision of the McLennan County Reintegration Program Manager, provides services to justice involved individuals and their family members including assessment, treatment planning, case coordination, crisis intervention and referrals. Caseworker will maintain required documentation per community standards for Mental Health Community Services, as well as client and program records in accordance with applicable standards and regulations, grant requirements, etc.

Caseworker will work under direction and supervision of the McLennan County Reintegration Program Manager with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment in carrying out details of the work.

Caseworker will implement a client-centered case management approach, working with individuals who are currently incarcerated and/or have been released from custody, and who require immediate supports due to a lack of resources and opportunities in the current economy in order to support a successful reentry to the community. The caseworker will work closely with the Jail Diversion Team, the Caseworker will conduct intakes and assessments and provide direct assistance, information and referrals to the community; develop individual action plans that are outcomes based and provide continued support and follow-up to enhance individual success and substantiate outcomes reporting. The case worker will work closely with the judicial system. The Caseworker will also be responsible for data collection, casework documentation, and database entry along with summary reporting. Assistance to other members of the team will be provided as necessary.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
                     
  • Assists clients with navigating systems of reentry
  • Offer and arrange referrals for resources with community based providers
  • Completes assessments
  • Deliver pre-release life skills training
  • Provide effective continuity of care ensuring that client needs are met
  • Builds relationships with local community agencies for referral purposes
  • Builds relationships with individuals working in and for the judicial system
  • Provides crisis counseling and supports as deemed necessary
  • Prepares progress notes and other required documentation
  • Data collection and proper database entry for effective program outcome measures
  • Provides individual sessions
  • Facilitates group sessions

Knowledge, Skills, and Essential Functions
  • Excellent written communication  and basic computer knowledge for inputting clinical documentation
  • Excellent verbal communication with consumers, staff, and community providers
  • Time management required to meet service goals
  • Local travel to local jail, consumer homes and other community settings
  • Lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Stooping, bending, sitting, standing, and keyboarding for prolonged periods
  • Ability to be CPR and SAMA certified
  • Valid driver's license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's in social work, psychology or related field with ability to obtain Qualified Mental Health Professional credentialing
  • Experience working with clients who have mental illness, substance misuse and involvement in the legal system Preferred
  • I year working in Case management Preferred
  • LCDC or LCDC-I level II Preferred
Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM with potential of later hours as needed

Salary: $35,000-$41,195 Annually DOQ


Benefits:

Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network strives to offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Employer paid Health Insurance
Employer paid Dental Insurance
Employer paid Life Insurance
Payroll Direct Deposit
12 paid Holidays per year
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

Excellent 401-K Retirement Plan (Center will contribute 12% of employee earnings) **Certain Requirement Needed**


Location: 2010 LaSalle Ste B,  Waco, TX
 

Department: 2010 LaSalle Ave #B Waco, Texas
This is a full time position

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