Case Manager – Community Transitions Program – Aurora Mental Health Center – Aurora, CO

Looking for a role that allows you to grow and learn about issues related to mental health? Do you have a passion for working with people and working in programs doing the “ground work?” Are you a team player that seeks out formal and informal supervision and support? Come join Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC) as a full-time Case Manager and grow your clinical career!


About the team.

Community Transition Program team (formerly Substance Abuse Treatment Services/SATS) provides treatment to individuals with co-occurring mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Our population focus is on individuals involved with the criminal justice system and/or other forms of community supervision (e.g. Department of Human Services).


About you.

Candidate will have at least 1 year experience as a case manager and working with offender population or working with clients with substance use concerns. Candidate will have knowledge of resources or experience in identifying resources for clients.


About the role.

The Case Manager provides comprehensive psychological and behavioral case management services within a continuum of care designed to improve or maintain clients functioning.


Responsibilities:

Some or all of the following essential functions will be relevant to the Case Manager role depending on the specific clinical team where work is performed:

  • Serve as payee for clients who require assistance to manage their finances.
  • Help clients in meeting basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, personal safety and general health care, and assist them with applications for income, medical, housing or other benefits which they may need and to which they are entitled.
  • Ensure clients’ access to needed services and community resources by arranging for transportation.
  • Provide comprehensive psychosocial services designed to improve or maintain clients abilities to function effectively.
  • Help clients evaluate strengths and symptoms, and facilitate in clients setting their own goals and plan for appropriate services.
  • Guide and instruct clients in daily living skills such as medication use, diet, exercise, personal hygiene, shopping, cooking, budgeting, housekeeping, use of transportation and other community services.
  • Help clients develop social skills, interests and leisure time activities, including opportunities for age appropriate activities.
  • Help clients find and make use of appropriate employment opportunities, vocational rehabilitation services or supported work environments where appropriate.
  • Offer support, assistance, consultation and education to families, friends, landlords, employers, community agencies and others who come into contact with clients, in order to maximize benefits and minimize problems associated with the presence of these persons in the community.
  • Identify, work with and make full utilization of potential natural support systems such as neighborhood networks, churches and community organizations to encourage treatment program engagement.
  • Reach out to eligible clients, inform them of and educate them about available services and in the community.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in psychology, social work or other related human services degree.
  • Or Bachelor’s Degree in unrelated field with at least one year of behavioral health experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in behavioral health field
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Basic understanding and ability to work with differing behavioral health presentations.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Preferred: Bilingual


Required Vaccinations.

AuMHC has prioritized the health and safety of our clients and staff and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as well as receive an annual influenza (flu) shot prior to their first day of hire. Proof of both vaccinations we will be required upon your first day of employment. Medical and religious exemptions may be requested for either COVID 19 vaccine or annual flu shot.


Benefits:

  • Health insurance: Kaiser
  • Dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts(dependent care & health care)
  • Company paid basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage*
  • 403(b) retirement plan which provides 100% vesting immediately, and matching contributions up to 4% after one year of employment
  • Paid time-off up to 12 days for full-time first year employees, including 9 Paid Company Holidays, 2 floating holidays, and 12 sick days (hours calculated pro-rata basis)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • Short term disability*
  • Eligible for benefit if working 30 hours per week or more


Salary for this role.
Starting wage is based on experience and company equity.

  • $17.65 – $26.48 per year


Bilingual Language Differential Pay.
*rate depends on language requirements for the position and candidate’s fluency.

  • 5% of base salary up to a maximum of $3,000/year


Our Mission.

The Aurora Mental Health Center is dedicated to helping people Live Life to the Fullest. If you are passionate about our Core Values; Passionate Caring, Rising to the Challenge, Honoring and Respecting all Persons, Believe in Resilience and Putting Client and Community First, we would like to invite you to join our family!


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

AuMHC and subsidiaries are dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. We are committed to maintaining an environment that respects the dignity of each individual in our community. We do not tolerate discrimination in any form or context including harassment or exclusion.


Diversity Statement.

We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive to ensure that it is interwoven into the fabric of our organization. We support and nourish an inclusive and welcoming environment for employees from diverse backgrounds.

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