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State of Massachusetts DMH CYF Case Manager in Quincy, Massachusetts

The Child Youth and Family Services operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) at the Quincy Site Office is seeking a dynamic candidate who will provide Case Management services for eligible youth under age 22, with majority of caseload below age 18. The successful candidate will have knowledge and desire to work with youth with mental health need and their families to promote recovery and connection to community-based services. The Quincy Site Case Manager additionally is instrumental in interfacing with schools and other child-serving agencies to provide collaboration and education on youth mental health and available services. _Please Note:_The Work Schedule is (40 hours per week)* Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm with Sunday and Saturdays as the days off. * * *_Duties and Responsibilities:_(these duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive) * Provide case management services for eligible youth under age 22, with majority of caseload below age 18. * Position will be required to conduct comprehensive child centered family focused assessments, participate in service and treatment planning and * Develop disposition plans for youth that focuses on community-based services. * Work with a team of internal and external providers and family to ensure integrated planning and service provision. * Ensure all documentation in clinical records and billing documents are completed. * Access community resources and monitor service provision with contracted providers. Youth will be involved with multiple systems such as school, outpatient treatment, DCF, DYS and MBHP services. * Monitors the implementation of Individual Service Plans (ISP) * Consults with service providers and community agencies on Child, Youth and Family Case Management issues; providing and/or arranging transportation of clients; and attends and participates in client service planning and discharge planning. * Plan, convene and chair meetings of client’s care planning team to discuss ISP effectiveness and modifications, coordinate service delivery and other assistance. _Required Qualifications:_ * Knowledge of psychosocial problems, types and symptoms of those with mental and emotional disorders. * Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of counseling, interviewing, crisis intervention, motivation and reinforcement. * Knowledge of the types of programs and services available to the mentally ill population. * Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing agency and Site activities. * Ability to make case assessments by examining records and documents and through questioning and observing clients. * Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, giving clear accurate instructions. * Ability to make decisions, act quickly and maintain a calm manner in stressful or emergency situations. _Special Requirements:_ Travel is required - This position directly manages cases in the DMH Quincy Site catchment areas and services in which will be primary travel locations; however, frequent travel is required throughout the DMH Southeast Area and occasional required statewide travel to various acute inpatient hospitals or other treatment settings. Current and valid Massachusetts Class D (or equivalent from another state) Motor Vehicle Operators license is required for this function. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * * Master’s degree in psychology, counseling or social work with independent licensure or licensure eligibility is preferred. * At least 3 years direct care experience with children and adolescence with mental heath needs preferred * Given the population served, multilingual fluency *_Mission Statement:_ Department of Mental Health provides Child, Youth, and Family Services to eligible individuals who meet the clinical criteria for service authorization. In addition, we serve as the Mental Health Authority in the Southeast Area and collaborate, consult with and support implementation of mental health services in the Area. _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit and click on "Information for Job Applicants." Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form. For questions, please contact Human Resources at (508) 977-3538. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * * Applicants must have (A) at least three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional experience in human services work or social work or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. Based on assignment, travel may be required. Incumbents who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment. Based on assignment as Qualified Intellectual Disabled Professionals, within the Department of Developmental Services, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, human services, rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, nursing, recreation therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, physical education or other a related field is required. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Community and Social Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *DMH CYF Case Manager Location: Massachusetts-Quincy-460 Quincy Avenue Requisition ID: 220007CR