Job Title: MH Case Manager (Bachelor’s trained)
Contact: [email protected]
Work Schedule: 20-35 hours/week (hybrid: in-person and virtual)
Compensation: Competitive rate, and paid time for supervision and trainings
Jewish Family Service & Children's Center of Clifton-Passaic (JFS) supports and strengthens the lives of families, children and adults, ensuring access to high quality, affordable mental health services. Founded in 1948 as a refugee resettlement agency, JFS has evolved into a full-service social services agency with a primary mission of supporting vulnerable populations in the community. We offer a comprehensive array of programs that address the community’s needs and challenges, including crisis intervention, specializing in domestic violence and outpatient mental health services for young children, teens, adults and seniors. The agency provides non-denominational care with a focus on residents of Clifton and Passaic.
Project SARAH (PS), a program of the Jewish Family Service and Children’s Center of Clifton-Passaic, is a culturally specific program, which services survivors of the domestic violence and sexual abuse throughout the State of New Jersey. PS provides outreach and prevention work for the Jewish community, comprehensive therapy and case management services, and legal assistance to survivors in need.
The Mental Health (MH) Case Manager will have a caseload and meet with clients, assess needs, and coordinate services. The incumbent may have contact with schools and Rabbinic leaders to respond to any concerns they may have. The MH Case Manager stays abreast of current resources and provides referrals or directly assists clients to access benefits. A portion of this MH Case Manager’s caseload may include survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. The incumbent may also collaborate with other domestic violence and sexual abuse programs throughout the state to connect them with services in their counties.
- Conducts initial assessments.
- Develops treatment plans with client’s participation to address concrete needs, mental health, social and medical issues.
- Works collaboratively with community organizations and their staff.
- Attends meetings at agencies and schools.
- Home visits to clients as needed.
- Provide referrals to clients with Vocational needs.
- Obtains releases that permit communication with outside providers serving clients.
- When needed, accompanies clients to appointments that are deemed clinically necessary.
- Keeps statistical records and documents encounters.
- Participates in supervision and brings attention to any circumstances that present significant risk or harm.
- Represents JFS and PS in meetings and community events.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Knowledge of mental health-related laws and regulations.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in a mental health related field such as Social Work from an accredited school
- Strong working knowledge of psychotherapy principles and practices
- Driver’s License