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Title:  Department of Mental Health Care Manager

Application Deadline Date:  12/16/2019
Req ID:  3779
Department:  Mental Health

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.25

The Department of Mental Health Care Manager will provide clinical and case consultation to inpatient facilities, Designated Agency system, and other interagency emergency systems as needed. The incumbent 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, incumbent will review clinical status of clients in inpatient hospital beds and will work with inpatient and community based treatment teams to recommend treatment approaches and discharge options. The Care Manager will identify potential issues related to treatment and discharge and makes appropriate recommendations to local teams to address these issues.


To be eligible for this position, candidates must currently be a licensed mental health professional such as Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor or Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor; OR be eligible for possession of Vermont license within six months of hire.

Who May Apply

This position, Department of Mental Health Care Manager (#3779), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Samantha Sweet at 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.

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
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.
AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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