MAT Case Manager - AA or BA Level w/ CDPT *Lake City Way*

GENERAL SUMMARY

The MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) Case Manager provides case management and referral services for clients and prospective clients of Sound Low Barrier Opioid Treatment Network to mental health and Co-Occuring Disorder services. Duties include, but are not limited to: screening for King County eligibility criteria for long term services and service needs, providing community referral services, providing individual, group and short term crisis intervention services and supporting clients' efforts towards recovery. The MAT Case Manager will provide services incorporating recovery principles, supporting clients in their ability to live, work, and contribute to their community. The MAT Case Manager will conduct case management, outreach, and counseling services primarily in the community via low barrier treatment centers in order to connect clients to ongoing services in mainstream Sound sites throughout King County.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides direct services and/or internal and external organization referrals for clients.
  • Provides screening and assessment services to assist clients in receiving community support services or out-patient mental health services, especially as a part of a Medication Assisted Treatment program.
  • Develops treatment plans and maintains accurate and timely clinical records according to organization policy.
  • Performs outreaches/services to community locations to engage clients in care.
  • Develops and implements recovery plans, per ASAM criteria.
  • Provides all required case management services, including admission, WAC-required reports, continued stay, and discharge plans.
  • Prepares necessary reports, summaries and progress notes, and incorporates into clinical records.
  • Performs consultations and liaison duties with other agencies and resources on behalf of the client.
  • Assists client to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services.
  • Monitors medication regimes and treatment compliance.
  • Monitors utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Participates in team member meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training. 
  • Participates in ongoing program development and assessment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS

Establishes and maintains positive, ethical, and professional working relationships with clinical team members, clients, and outside organizations. Relates to a wide variety of people including members of ethnic and sexual minority populations and is respectful of individual and cultural differences.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • AA or Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field, with a strong emphasis on working with families and community agencies preferred. 
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment plans working with co-occuring clients preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS

  • Possesses strong working knowledge of the mental and/or behavioral health and support resources of King County, and is familiar with state and local health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical services mandates.
  • Understands recovery concepts in behavioral health; synthesizes and applies, as appropriate to their work at Sound.
  • Ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly, and to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, while simultaneously managing crises. 
  • Able to demonstrate the capacity to appreciate and work well with the complex and diverse population.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Washington State DOH SUDP/T certification required.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential
  • Washington driver's license and insurable driving record preferred.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

To successfully perform the essential duties of this position, an individual must be able to sit at a desk for four or more hours a day, and use office equipment, including phones and computer keyboards, for four or more hours per day. Individuals must be able to engage vendors, team members, clients and others over the phone and in-person by voice. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform essential position functions

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER 

The above position description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work performed; it is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and required skills for the position. Team members will be required to follow any other position-related instructions and to perform other duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Recruitment@Sound.Health