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Discrete Targeted Case Manager

Seacoast Mental Health Center

The Seacoast Mental Health Center (SMHC) is one of ten NH state-designated community mental health centers.

The mission of SMHC is to provide a broad, comprehensive array of high quality, effective and accessible mental health services to residents of the eastern half of Rockingham County. Communities included in our catchment area are: Brentwood, Deerfield, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, North Hampton, Northwood, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Raymond, Rye, Seabrook, South Hampton, and Stratham.

Last fiscal year we provided services to nearly 5900 children, adolescents, adults, and families.

We are mandated to provide evaluations and treatment for severe and persistent mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, as well as depression, anxiety and other mental health illnesses to children, adolescents, and their families; adults; as well as to the distinct elderly demographic. We exist to help our clients reach their sustainable recovery goals regardless of their ability to pay. In order to better meet the community’s needs and our own client’s needs, in 2017 we expanded our Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services to include Medication Assisted Treatment (Suboxone).

Some of our service lines are loss leaders, cannot be sustained through reimbursement, and are entirely grant, sponsorship or donation funded.

Services include but, are not limited to: individual and group therapy; couples and family therapy; psychiatric services; specialized services for children, adolescents, adults, elders; psychological and neuropsychological assessments and testing; support services, including targeted case management, supported employment, and community/home-based services; and consultation/educational services for community organizations and businesses to name a few. In addition, we manage a 24/7 supervised group home for 8 adults who have a serious and persistent mental illness who are unable to live independently.

Emergency Crisis Intervention and Stabilization services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. These services are provided on an outpatient basis by our emergency clinicians and our staff psychiatrists. We also see Emergency Services patients in the Emergency Room at Exeter Hospital.

Our goal is to offer services that empower a family unit and/or an individual to build upon health, community, and resilience within a collaborative treatment model. From identifying emerging needs and creating services to meet those needs, to collaborating with local organizations to improve the delivery of our mental health services, we create an extensive support system for individuals that we serve.

Numerous obstacles continued to challenge the mental health and substance use disorder systems of care in FY19.  Healthcare workforce shortages, waitlists for inpatient and outpatient services, increasing suicide rates, and the ongoing Opioid crisis are only some of the hurdles we at Seacoast Mental Health Center (SMHC) faced to serve those who need our care.

We used these challenges as inspiration to make many operational and process changes that enhanced our ability to provide more accessible and comprehensive care to our clients. 

  • We increased collaborative work as part of the Region 6 Connections for Health Integrated Delivery Network.  We replicated the existing Portsmouth Community Care Team in our Exeter service area. This model brings providers, social service support, and managed care representatives together to eliminate gaps in the safety net for those most in need and serve them more expeditiously.
  • We expanded our primary care co-located staff throughout the region and now provide services at multiple CORE practices, Pediatric Associates of Hampton and Portsmouth, Lamprey Healthcare and Families First Health and Support Center. Staff continue to be co-located in most schools throughout our region.  Expanding our ability to bring services into the community - where residents already are - decreases barriers to care for individuals and families seeking mental health services.
  • At Exeter Hospital we partnered with hospital staff to create a new APRN position to support the psychiatric emergency services, which we have provided for decades. By collaborating closely with hospital attending physicians to provide more treatment and discharge options for those in psychiatric crisis, we believe we can alleviate the historical challenge of emergency room holding and care backups.
  • As part of a statewide Emergency Services Learning Collaborative, SMHC joined other community mental health centers and hospitals in implementing the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale.  Paired with training provided as part of our Zero Suicide initiative, provision of this simple tool can assist in identifying those most at risk of suicide.  Early identification allows for early intervention which decreases risks for some of our most vulnerable clients.

However, identifying who is in need is not enough.  We spent most of the year working to develop policies and changes to workflows that would be necessary to launch one of our biggest initiatives to date.  “Our Access Redesign process” reduces or removes one very large barrier to care – waiting for a first-time intake appointment.  Through this new process individuals who call seeking care will have the option of being seen in a matter of days rather than weeks or months.  We have added a new team of staff to provide these first-time appointments and opened time in existing clinical schedules to take new clients.  We are excited about eliminating the long waits for individuals and families to access services and begin their recovery journey.

Our commitment to continuing our efforts to reduce barriers and improve access to care will continue.  We could not do any of this without the strong support we have from members of our community and our incredibly dedicated staff and Board.  Thank you. 

We invite people to visit our website at www.smhc-nh.org, and to read our annual report, which may be found on our website.  We also have a strong prescence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  Addionally, we welcome interested companies or individuals to contact our Community Relations department to schedule a tour or in person meeting.

 


Seeking  a full-time /Discrete Targeted Case Manager to join our team!

If you like making a difference in your community and are passionate about working in a nonprofit organization Seacoast Mental Health Center is an excellent choice!

If you are interested in a rewarding job and a supportive culture, as well as being part of an organization that rates the highest in the state for consumer satisfaction , Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc. has an opening for a Discrete Targeted Case Manager to join our team

 

Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc. offers a generous compensation package including paid time off, health and dental plans, retirement account match, etc.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value the diversity of our community. 

Requirements:

The ideal applicant must possess a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or the equivalent and preferably have one year of experience working in the field. 

Other Requirements 

  • Must also demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to demonstrate a "clean" driving record.
  • CPR/First Aid training is recommended.            
Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities

The Adult Services Department of SMHC is looking for an energetic, dedicated, experienced individual to join our Exeter team. This position requires connecting clients with community resources, coordinating services, and providing advocacy and assertive outreach to adults with mental illness. 

  1. The Case Manager will be able to accurately describe targeted case management services to clients, families/guardians, and community providers.
  1. The Case Manager will accurately assess the case management needs of the client while completing the TCM assessment in order to provide the most effective services to meet the client’s needs.  These needs are often diverse and will vary from one client to the next. 
  1. The Case Manager will provide direct and/or indirect case management services to the clients monthly or more frequently as needed, with at least one face-to-face meeting with the client every 90 days.  Services are delivered in the agency, home, or community settings. 
  1. The Case Manager will develop client driven TCM goals and objectives that are consistent with the TCM assessment.  The Case Manager will complete the TCM Care Plan and monitor the client’s progress on a monthly basis.
  1. The Case Manager will develop and maintain a tracking system to accurately identify the TCM needs of the clients being served and provide a copy to his/her Supervisor on a monthly basis.
  1. The Case Manager will maintain an organized system of resource materials to provide information on resources, including but not limited to:  advocacy groups, disability rights organizations, recreational programs, financial assistance agencies, rent/fuel assistance programs, homeless shelters, food banks/pantries, soup kitchens, legal assistance, transportation, health/dental centers, parenting support programs/groups, and other agencies as needed.
  1. The Case Manager is a part of the client’s treatment team and is responsible for relaying information through the appropriate channels.  This may include attendance at team meetings or consults with other providers as needed. 
  1. The Case Manager is required to attend supervision, team meetings, and in-services on a regular basis, as designated by the Supervisor.  
  1. The Case Manager must be aware of and adhere to all SMHC Policies and Procedures. 
  1. The Case Manager will be aware of and adhere to state and federal mandates regarding service provisions.
  1. The Case Manager is required to keep regular documentation of all activities. 
  1. The Case Manager will meet the clinical performance standards as developed by the agency.
  1. The Case Manager will need to work a flexible, nontraditional schedule to ensure the continuity of care and optimal support services.  Regular job attendance is required.
  1. The Case Manager will complete other duties as assigned.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply on Seacoast Mental Health Center's website at: https://smhc-nh.org/careers/job-openings/

Salary Type: No salary data provided
Salary Minimum: 0.00
Salary Maximum 0.00
Job Location:

Exeter

Date Added: June 15, 2022

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