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Title:  DMH Care Manager

Application Deadline Date:  10/07/2021
Req ID:  15766
Department:  Mental Health
Location: 

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $27.20-$34.86

Overview

This qualified person will provide clinical and case consultation to inpatient facilities, Designated Agency system, and interagency departments. They will perform quality assurance reviews on clinical care in collaboration with the Children's Unit and/or Adult Unit director or designee. As a member of the team, they will review clinical status of clients in inpatient hospital beds. Works with inpatient and community based treatment teams to recommend treatment approaches and discharge options. Identifies potential barriers related to treatment and discharge and makes appropriate recommendations to local teams to address these issues.

Who May Apply

This position, DMH Care Manager (Job Requisition #15766), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Samantha.Sweet@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 

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.

 

Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

Class Definition

Management of acute inpatient behavioral health care resources on a state-wide basis for Medicaid eligible and Community Rehabilitation and Treatment Program enrollees within the care management unit of the Department of Mental Health. Duties include clinical review and level of care determination competencies, provision of case consultation and care review of individuals who may be admitted involuntarily or voluntarily to acute mental health inpatient settings (including Medicaid reimbursed clients in general hospitals), including consultation and coordination with Designated Hospitals and Designated or General Hospitals, Designated Agency emergency services, and adult and/or children's services treatment teams, and law enforcement agencies. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Care Management Director.

All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a variety of settings, both within the Central Office and with frequent need for travel 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, children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance, including two (2) years of experience in a community-based system of care and knowledge of treatment options including inpatient treatment for adults, children and adolescents.

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.