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Title:  DMH Care Manager - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  02/09/2023
Req ID:  46126
Department:  Mental Health

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $29.79


Work as part of the DMH Adult Care Management team with a specific focus around oversight of the mental health Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) statewide Medicaid program. This work will include implementation of conflict free case management with statewide Designated Agencies and HCBS assurances. This Care Manager will review applications for and authorize Medicaid funding of Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) for adults receiving Community Rehabilitation and Treatment (CRT) services through the ten Designated Agencies and Pathways that provide this service statewide.  The management of HCBS includes clinical eligibility determination, authorization of Medicaid funding, initial and continued utilization review of service plans, and technical assistance with the DA/SSAs in providing effective community-based programming. The role will also involve collaboration with community providers around complex clinical situations. It may also include developing and providing training for providers on HCBS regulations, clinical eligibility determinations, and measurement and reporting. Familiarity with the mental health system of care specific aspects such as the CRT program, the work of Designated Agencies, HCBS and/or Medicaid funding, intake assessments and eligibility determination, and serious mental illness will all be assets in this position.

Who May Apply

This position, DMH Care Manager - Limited Service (Job Requisition #46126), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
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Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a variety of settings, primarily within the Central Office but with need for travel, at times, to other settings such as general hospitals and community mental health centers for which private means of transportation must be available. 

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in a mental health related field AND four (4) years of clinical experience in counseling, social work, psychology or nursing, including experience with adults with severe emotional disturbance, including two (2) years of experience in a community-based system of care.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of treatment options including inpatient treatment for adults.

Special Requirements

Currently licensed mental health professional such as Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor or Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor; or possession of Vermont license within six months of hire.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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