Website Prevention Links

JOB DESCRIPTION: STAR Case Manager (Salary Range: 45,000-48,000 a year)

The STAR Case Manager must possess a Bachelor’s level CADC, LCADC, or Master’s in health, psychology, counseling, social work, education or other behavioral health profession. The case manager must possess the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to competently perform case management activities. The case manager must have at least three (3) years’ experience working with high need individuals involved with substance use disorders. The case manager shall demonstrate evidence of working with substance use populations or evidence of addiction coursework. The case manager shall possess knowledge in formal/informal community systems and resources.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide a comprehensive case management assessment that addresses life domains such as housing, finances, transportation, legal services, vocational, employment, health care, and family strengths/needs;
  • Develop an Integrated Family Case Plan that is person-centered and includes strategies for recovery. The plan shall identify priorities, desired outcomes and the STAR – 8 strategies and resources to be used in obtaining outcomes based on the case management assessment;
  • Link to appropriate care and resources in the community including resources that address specialized needs, such as agencies providing services related to HIV/AIDS, mental health disorders, chronic and acute health problems and problems stemming from involvement with the criminal justice system;
  • Promote the STAR individual’s recovery to his/her fullest potential by facilitating assessment of skills, including literacy, educational opportunities (GED, certification programs), job readiness skills, vocational training, employment placement and retention and career development;
  • The STAR case managers are required and must document that each individual was offered a visit minimally one (1) hour per week by a staff member, whether that visit was accepted and document their participation in the visit and any services received. The individual will determine the type and frequency of services desired. The services provided will be responsive to the individual’s needs;
  • Refer clients and help them access substance use disorder treatment if needed;
  • Assist and engage the individual with transitioning to another level of care (outpatient substance use disorder treatment) to ensure continuity of care if needed and provide documentation that the individual has been offered the treatment if there is evidence of a lapse in recovery, and whether or not the individual is attending treatment or had an overdose while receiving STAR services;
  • Coordinate needed interventions and services provided by multiple agencies;
  • Provide case management services to ensure that individuals are both informed about and able to access the full range of medical and treatment opportunities or other support services, such as legal, financial, educational, vocational, or employment counseling, that may be available to them at the time the individual chooses to use them;
  • Use engagement skills to motivate and encourage individuals to voluntarily access services that would assist them in maintaining a healthy lifestyle;
  • Advocate on behalf of the individual;
  • Provide education to clients on HIV and Hepatitis; and
  • Provide training to clients on the recognition of relapse triggers and strategies to deal with avoiding a relapse.

 REQUIRED DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must be on-call and available outside of work hours to meet the needs of the client.
  • Must be able to perform work responsibilities in various locations.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other special needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or clients.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and possess basic computer skills.
  • Must be available to attend weekend and evening meetings and events as required.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Must possess the time management skills necessary to organize and manage multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S and New Jersey.
  • Must possess the ability to serve as a representative of Prevention Links, upholding agency’s expectation of excellence and collaboration.
  • Must maintain an understanding of all programs, grants, and projects offered by Prevention Links.
  • Must adhere to Prevention Links administrative, reporting and recordkeeping guidelines to support accurate documentation of activities.
  • Must participate in all agency required training.
  • Must be able to speak and write English.
  • Must be able to walk, stand and sit for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License and an independent mode of transportation.
  • Must complete all other duties and tasks as requested by the Peer Supervisor or Recovery Support Director.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Job descriptions can be revised and updated periodically to meet the needs of the organization.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 Must posse a Bachelor’s level CADC, LCADC, or Mater’s in health, psychology, counseling, social work, education, or other behavioral health professions.  The case manager must have at least three (3) years’ experience working with high need individuals involved with substance use disorder.  Bilingual preferred.

 TRAVEL: Domestic travel may be required for this full-time position.  Local, independent travel is required.

 EVENING AND WEEKEND AVAILABILITY:  Must be available evenings and weekends

Prevention Links provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Prevention Links complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Prevention Links expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Prevention Links’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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