Case Manager, CCBHC, Gardner

CSO is looking for a Case Manager to join our CCBHC team in Gardner. 

This Case Manager will provide case management to people of all ages needing assistance with navigating community resources that are available to them. The CCBHC Case Manager provides services on an outreach basis which may include a supported living site, apartment, or family home. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide skills training and assistance in areas of daily living activities including basic living and interactive skills. Assist in developing communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Provide counseling and intensive support to consumers during psychiatric crises or periods of transition.
  • Assist consumers with identifying appropriate mental health, addiction and medical services and accessing services of choice.
  • Provide assistance with developing and maintaining a "natural support network" of family and friends.
  • Assist in locating acceptable housing, negotiating leases, and obtaining furniture and other necessary fixtures.
  • Assist in accessing and completing documentation to improve/support independent living, such as obtaining a birth certificate, driver's license, financial aid, etc.
  • May provide recovery support services including exploring treatment recovery options with consumers, developing a set of goals and objectives in conjunction with the consumer based on identified needs, providing education and resources, and assisting consumers in accessing treatment and community supports.
  • Provide transportation for consumers as appropriate, following program guidelines.
  • Maintain appropriate contacts with family members, others in the "natural helping network," outpatient therapists, and others as necessary to support consumers.
  • Complete NOMS, Quarterly Health Assessments and other required documentation in a timely manner. 

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a behavioral health discipline or related field; Good listening skills; ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight, and ability to foster self-sufficiency in real-life situations using problem-solving and practical; Excellent oral and written communication skills; computer proficiency. Must be able to work flexible schedule which may include evening and weekend work, as required by client needs. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required.

Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, (English/Spanish speaking.)

Benefits

We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance and ample paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays). Additionally, we offer a retirement savings plan and an employee referral bonus program. CSO provides their staff with regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs. Our voluntary supplemental insurances include short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also offer a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and personal cell phone plan discounts.

Our Agency

Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health organization serving individuals and families across Western Massachusetts. From its early days as a child guidance clinic, Clinical & Support Options has expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary staff, helping thousands of families during the past 50 years. We have community based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.

Our core competencies lend themselves to the development of a "one-stop" model of comprehensive, holistic services to individuals and families with multiple and complex issues.

Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey.