The Pre-Transition Case Manager will focus on facilitating the transition of Colbert and Williams Consent Decree Class Members from nursing care facilities to community based living. This position will be responsible for working closely with class members, government entities, landlords, and community providers to ensure class members have all necessary resources in place to successfully move into the community.
Develop relationships with community providers to provide linkage to resources necessary for successful transition to community based living.
Learn and maintain knowledge of housing resources; develop relationships with landlords and property managers to facilitate moving members into the community.
Assist members in obtaining benefits, including but not limited to, Medicaid and SSI/SSDI.
Assist members in obtaining needed items to transition to community based living.
Advocate for member freedom of choice throughout the transition process.
Bachelor’s Degree required; degree in Human Services preferred.
Knowledge and/or experience in mental health services.
Minimum of one year experience working with individuals with psychiatric disorders and working knowledge of the recovery model preferred.
One year case management, linkage, outreach, and/or community support experience preferred.
Ability to work in a variety of environments and willingness to provide services in location most convenient to the individual served.
Valid Illinois driver’s license and documentation of current auto insurance, with a good driving record and private transportation available.
Employee is required to remain compliant with all state/federal, position, agency, accreditation, and funding source training/licensing requirements, including but not limited to CPR and CPI.
Employee is required to possess the skill and ability to utilize all applicable technology and computer programs related to his/her position.