Case Manager - Children | Starke | #10114 | 11.21

Location: Starke, FL
Rate of Pay: $15.26 Provisional | $16.34/hr | Non-Exempt 

Position Summary:

This is an independent professional position performing comprehensive assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for severely emotionally disturbed adults and/or children and their families.  The Case Manager works with other professionals from numerous community organizations as well as with Center staff.  The work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work is reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports.  This position involves managing a caseload of severely emotionally disturbed children and/or adults.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager (CBHCM) verified through the Florida Certification Board

· OR

· Bachelor Degree in Counseling; Social Work; Psychology; Criminal Justice; Nursing; Rehabilitation; Special Education; Health Education; or a Human Services field in which major coursework includes the study of human behavior and development.

· 2,000 hours of work experience providing direct behavioral health case management services to adults or children in the fields of mental health, substance abuse or child welfare.  Work experience must be directly related to the core competencies of the credential and must have occurred within the last 5 years.  Volunteer experience and non-clinical internships are not eligible for certification purposes.

· Must obtain Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager (CBHCM) within 6 months' of hire (full certification, not provisional).  Employee is responsible for all costs (application fee, training, etc.) required in obtaining this certification from the Florida Certification Board.  Please visit for information on the certification process.

· ** Must be able to type at least 27 wpm on prescreen assessment and score at least 65% on general assessment. 

Drivers Requirement:

Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirements.
In order to qualify as a Center Driver, the candidate must at least 21 years of age and have an active Florida Driver's license.  Motor Vehicle Record will be reviewed for eligibility.  No more than 3 moving violations and/or accidents within the past 3 years and no major violations during the past 5 years. Drivers over 65 years old must provide a current doctor's note stating they have no driving limitations. 

 Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Completes a comprehensive assessment to identify service needs.
  • Develops a service plan with client input or child and family's input, identifying specific goals and objectives for meeting service needs.
  • Links the client and family with services and resources identified in the Service Plan.
  • Maintains contact with all staff/agencies providing services for the purpose of monitoring clients' progress and assessing appropriateness of services.
  • Serves as an advocate for the client with a wide variety of community agencies and Center programs.  Specifically, coordinates with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the local judicial system, schools, the Department of Juvenile Justice (DDJ), Family Service Planning Team (FSPT) and Case Review Committee (CRC). 
  • Conducts face-to-face visits to monitor progress in meeting the Service Plan goals and objectives.
  • Maintains a caseload of approximately 20-40 depending on children/adults mix.
  • Prepares and maintains client records and insures quality of documentation of medical records. 
  • Records every activity on behalf of a client on a daily basis via Progress Notes.
  • Responsible for meeting yearly productivity and revenue goals. 
  • Researches, develops and maintains a comprehensive list of community resources that includes addresses, phone numbers, and names of contacts for each resource.
  • Performs other duties as required to meet program and departmental goals and objectives.   

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist. 

Meridian is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  We are fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, marital status, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or because they are a protected veteran or other non-merit based factors.