Forensic Case Manager
Location: West View, PA
Name: Lisa Hoff
Provides direct and indirect services for Persons involved in the Criminal Justice System who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Major responsibilities include independent assessment (to include PCPC), monitoring, advocacy and follow-up for a specified caseload as consumers move throughout the mental health and criminal justice system. Must also work in collaboration with the Service Coordination Unit (SCU), assist the SCU in obtaining necessary services, and develop a service plan and JRS support plan.
B. Meets productivity and complies with all policies and procedures of HSAO JRS Support Supplemental Services
C. Effectively and efficiently manages a caseload as evidenced by adhering to all standards, maintaining current records, turning all billable notes in on a daily basis, completing all court service plans, JRS support plans and authorizations as per established time frames, and is present and prepared for supervision.
D. Complete assessment and service plan which includes assessing the function level to determine appropriateness for placement in the community.
E. In collaboration with the SCU, develop a written service plan that determines how case management, housing and treatment services will be provided and the on-going role of the MH Justice Related Services Support Specialist.
F. Collaborate with the SCU, Treatment Team (Torrance State Hospital Regional Forensic Psychiatric Center, Allegheny County Jail Mental Health Unit, Probation, Court of Common Pleas) and other service providers in a multi-disciplinary approach.
G. Assist the consumer in locating and obtaining needed services.
H. Participate in discharge planning from Torrance State Hospital Regional Forensic Psychiatric Center and/or Allegheny County Jail to assure appropriate referrals and appointments are obtained.
I. Collaborate with the SCU to assist the consumer in obtaining appropriate housing, utilizing contingency funds when needed.
J. Monitoring of service delivery.
K. Contact provider agencies on a periodic basis to determine status of progress with the service plan.
L. Participate in ongoing training in the mental health and criminal justice field.
M. Communicate with various provider organization/agencies the problems or consumer complaints and offer feedback to the consumer.
N. Perform other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s Degree and one year work experience working directly with persons with behavioral health needs or persons involved in the criminal justice system, OR a Bachelor Degree and two years work experience working directly with persons with behavioral health needs or persons involved in the criminal justice system.
Position Code must be noted on cover letter or resume.