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Case Manager - Recovery for LIFE
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Physical Demands/Work Environment
Recovery for LIFE (RFL) recovery is a trauma informed out-patient substance abuse and co-occurring treatment program in North County San Diego. The Recovery for LIFE Case Manager, under the supervision of the Recovery for LIFE Program Manager, helps program participants re-establish themselves through implementing client centered goals and action items. The Case Manager helps increase self-sufficiency and minimizes recidivism through coordination of services, connections to supportive services and integrated communication.
- Works with clients to reduce criminogenic risk factors, develop a path to self-sufficiency, as well as a support network of family, friends, and community organizations that will help them to maintain it.
- Provides both clinic-based and home-based services for clients as needed to ensure service accessibility and maximize client retention.
- Utilizes the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model in determining case management goals and priorities.
- Administers the LSI-R or other approved County tool to assess the presence/extent of the eight criminogenic risk factors—Antisocial Attitudes, Antisocial Personality, Antisocial Behavior, Antisocial Associates, Family/Marital, School/Work, Leisure/Recreation, Substance Abuse—in the client and their lifestyle.
- Prioritizes the three risk factors that received the highest scores on the LSI-R (indicating greatest need), but will address all risk factors with significant scores.
- Develops financial goals with the client including developing and maintaining a household budget, becoming banked, paying rent and other bills on time, and increasing household income and credit score.
- Helps clients apply for public benefits for which they may qualify such as CalFresh, WIC, Social Security, and State Disability to increase household income.
- Case conferences regularly with the client’s Housing Navigator to evaluate the client’s progress in achieving housing related outcomes.
- Integrates restorative justice goals and activities into each client’s ITP as applicable to the offense(s) that led to their involvement in the justice system.
- Connects clients to supportive services available through other community providers that will help them overcome barriers to their self-sufficiency and establish a network of support that they can access after discharge from the RFL Program. Supportive services will include job training and placement, credible peer mentoring, specialty mental health counseling, wellness activities, transportation solutions, parenting classes, tutoring, civil legal services, and access to occupational skills training or post-secondary education.
- Participates as a member of the RFL Multidisciplinary Team.
- Completes all other duties as assigned.
BA in a relevant social services field with 2 years’ experience in addiction recovery and case management. Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred. Excellent organizational, clinical, and communication skills. Able to work in a very diverse setting with people of all backgrounds, culture and orientation. Ability to work with minimum supervision and frequent interruptions, while maintaining a professional demeanor at all times. Be able to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care. Must have good driving record and willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed). Employment subject to clearances, including background finger printing checks, driving record, tuberculosis testing, and drug testing.
Your well-being matters at North County Lifeline!
- Generous paid time off
- 13 paid holidays
- Exceptional medical, dental, vision and other health and wellness benefits
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Free training and education
- Opportunities for advancement
- Flexible Spending Account
- Matched 403(b)
- Employee Incentive Programs
- Flexible hours
- Business casual dress code
Salary commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to multiple work sites. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations.
Monday-Friday (may include evening hours)