Case Manager (Gateway Community Specialist) Blount

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood.

Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: Community Specialist

The Ideal Community Specialist is responsible for assisting in reviewing referrals made to the program and assessing appropriateness for level of care and participating in the matching of child's needs to family strengths., partnering with foster parents and other community resources to benefit child's care, health, and safety, providing on-going assistance to parents on behavioral intervention and assists them in developing plans to address target behaviors, ensuring ongoing therapy visits with child's biological parents and siblings, liaising with court staff to provide written documentation of therapeutic goal progress, providing information for the monthly summaries of child's progress within the placement to team leader, ensuring all case records are maintained in an up to date condition on a weekly basis, 24 hr. on-call to families Monday-Friday; staff weekend on-call issues with program colleagues, and assisting in re-matching of children to new foster parents if placement disrupts.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $15.78 /hr based on relevant experience and education.

Schedule:  The Community Specialist will have a flexible schedule based on the needs of the clients and families served. 

Travel: Must be able to transport clients in personal or Center vehicle.  

Equipment/Technology: Must possess knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel. 

QUALIFICATIONS - Community Specialist

Education:

  • A bachelor's degree in social work or a related field and one (1) year of pertinent experience in the human services field with children or in a residential treatment setting.  
  • Volunteer experience and practicum and intern experiences in programs/facilities that work with children and families may be counted as pertinent work experience.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Preferred: experience in developing treatment plans, implementation of treatment plans for children and/or families; maintenance of casework documentation and progress notes; serving as liaison between agency and community partners such as schools, courts, DCS, etc.; therapy and therapeutic support to children regarding educational goals, anger control, grief issues, separation issues, and other personal/family issues; crisis intervention; knowledge and/or training in TF-CBT is preferred.

Physical:

  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  •  Hearing of normal and soft tones.
  • Close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal and physical de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. 
  • Effective communication skills, strong time management, and organizational skills are necessary to manage day to day job responsibilities.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. 
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

The McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

MC is an EOE. MC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.