POSITION:Case Manager III – OCR Case Manager |FT|POS#TBD

Published date: July 15, 2021


July 15, 2021

Job Announcement

Please be advised that an opening exists in the following job classification, to be filled immediately. Job descriptions and standards of performance may be reviewed in the Human Resources Office.

POSITION: Case Manager III – OCR Case Manager
Working Dept: Crisis
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5 pm
Salary: Starting at $16.31; DOEE&Q
Position #: TBD

General Description:

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Chief of Behavioral Health with some latitude for independent judgment, the Outpatient Competency Restoration (OCR) Case Manager will assist in management and treatment of individuals assigned to the program through the local court system. The case manager will coordinate, link, monitor and provide treatment in the restoration of competency to individuals found incompetent by the local court system. The OCR Case Manager will oversee both the mental health treatment strategies and forensic components of the individual’s case. Primary responsibilities include screening for program qualifications, case management and linkage to ongoing mental health care, networking and advocacy regarding forensic needs in the criminal justice system, and facilitation of OCR programming.

Work requires frequent in-person contact with individuals, families, and service providers. Incumbent will be working closely with clients and must be able to lift in excess of 45 pounds. The work environment is such as to require sitting, walking, lifting, bending, and the full range of physical and mental activities normally associated with care giving. Work schedule will require flexible hours and use of agency vehicle.

Qualifications:

A bachelor or master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, social services or related field required to be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). A minimum of 6 months experience in behavioral health field is strongly desired. Knowledge of mental illness, mental retardation, medications, resources and commitment procedures is essential in performing a wide range of intake and continuity duties. Professionalism in dealing with community officials and resources is a must, as well as displaying good oral and written communication skills. Computer skills are essential, and must be able to work in stressful situations. Position requires travel within a seven-county area while on shift. A valid Texas Driver’s License with driving record to comply with CFLR is essential. If selected for this position, employee must give CFLR authorization to request copy of driving record as well as all required prescreens and background checks. Applicant must be able to satisfactorily complete required staff development training.

The Center for Life Resources prefers its applicants live in or are willing to move to the 7 county catchment area within 90 days of their hire date. Our catchment area includes the counties of Brown, Eastland, Coleman, Comanche, San Saba, Mills and McCulloch.

Any employee desiring to transfer into this position should complete and In-House (blue) Employment Application and return it to the HR office. This posting will remain open until filled. EOE

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