Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Social Workers (005)
$49.80-$57.39 Hourly / $3,735.00-$4,304.25 BiWeekly /
$8,092.50-$9,325.88 Monthly / $97,110.00-$111,910.50 Yearly
Under general supervision, provides school-based and school-linked behavioral health services; convenes cross-sector initiatives that strengthen and expand supports for youth and families in schools and in the community; provides technical assistance, training, and coaching to strengthen collaboration skills and the use of evidence-based practices; provides lead direction and clinical field supervision to interns and performs a wide array of capacity building responsibilities; and performs related work as required.
Senior Clinical Case Managers, CHSC are located in the Health Care Services Agency, Center for Healthy Schools and Communities and report to a Behavioral Health Care Services Manager, CHSC, or a Healthy School Health Services Administrator, CHSC; only licensed staff will provide clinical supervision. Senior Clinical Case Managers, CHSC spend the majority of their time at the school district, schools, or school-linked community youth sites where they are assigned as the lead behavioral health coordinator. Working in close collaboration with the leadership, support staff, and service providers that help to expand services to school sites in these locations, Senior Clinical Case Managers, CHSC divide their time between capacity building activities and direct services to meet critical needs. As part of their capacity building activities, Senior Clinical Case Managers, CHSC provide lead direction to and assist in the management of the CHSC internship program.
The Senior Clinical Case Manager, CHSC is an advanced journey-level classification that requires licensure and is distinguished from the Clinical Case Manager, CHSC by its assumed responsibility for serving in a lead capacity which involves providing lead direction and clinical field supervision to interns, as well as intern recruitment, placement, training, and a wide array of capacity building responsibilities. In contrast, the Clinical Case Manager, CHSC classification does not serve in a lead capacity although as part of their responsibilities they may convene and coordinate the work of interns. The Senior Clinical Case Manager, CHSC is further distinguished from the Supervising Clinical Case Manager, CHSC which assumes full responsibility for the overall management of the CHSC internship program including formal supervisory responsibilities and oversight of those engaged in the clinical field supervision of interns, as well as intern recruitment, placement, quality assurance, chart audits and training. In contrast with the Supervising Clinical Case Manager, CHSC class, the Senior Clinical Case Manager, CHSC does not have formal supervisory responsibility.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.
2. As the lead behavioral health clinician at their assigned sites, coordinates existing behavioral health services and resources, and works with external providers to expand, enhance and improve services.
3. Serves as an internship field supervisor by providing supervision as required by the placement educational institution as well as actively participating in intern recruitment, placement, training, and completion of all paperwork required by educational institutions.
4. Develop capacity building materials for CHSC partners related to school-based behavioral health and deliver technical assistance including training, consultation and coaching to these partners.
5. Develops, improves, and supports creation of service referral and coordination systems, and collaborates with nearby agencies and schools serving the same population of students.
6. Provides behavioral health consultation to district, school or school-linked community youth site staff to strengthen positive connections between students and adults; and enhances school or school-linked community youth site staff knowledge and implementation of effective behavioral supports and interventions, positive climate strategies, Restorative Justice practices, cultural responsiveness, youth development, and family engagement.
7. Conducts educational presentations for a wide-range of audiences including district administrators, teachers, school staff, school-linked community youth site staff, parents, students, and community partners.
8. Participates in district, school-wide, or YF Center efforts to create a positive climate, prevent conflicts and violence, and enhance the community setting for all of its members.
9. Develops or coordinates leadership and other opportunities for children/youth that allow them to participate meaningfully in their school or school-linked community youth site community; may facilitate or coordinate youth-led groups and activities designed to strengthen individual and collective awareness, development, identity, pride, and self-esteem.
10. Provides workshops, parenting groups, and mental health and other appropriate consultation to parents/caregivers; links parents/caregivers with needed resources in the school and community; supports school, school district, and YF Center efforts to engage and support families in meaningful and positive ways.
11. Coordinates and/or provides clinical case management, group and individual counseling to students; and actively engages families making home visits when appropriate; provides crisis assessment and intervention; develops treatment plans and implements interventions; coordinates referrals to relevant county and community agencies and service providers; and provides follow-up support to students and families.
12. Coordinates and/or provides assessment of possible eligibility for Medi-Cal or other health insurance enrollment for students and families, and makes internal (school) and external (community, city, county) referrals.
13. Acts as an advocate/liaison between high-risk students, families and legal guardians, and various community program services.
14. Recognizes a behavioral health crisis following a critical incident (such as death of a student or faculty) and consults with school/district leadership to organize a response. Supports the implementation of crisis intervention and management, including triage, psychological first aid, and follow-up with students, parents, and school staff.
15. Develops strong, collaborative and culturally sensitive multi-disciplinary teams at the school district, school, or YF Center where assigned; and leads and participates as a member of a variety of teams including a school site team, the Our Kid Our Families team and CHSC staff team.
16. Effectively represents the work of the CHSC including remaining well-informed of CHSC initiatives, positively representing CHSC and its mission in regional meetings, trainings, and other activities involving CHSC partners and the public, and attending meetings or other events designed to strengthen partnerships that will benefit the school(s) or YF Center to which they are assigned.
17. Actively participates in program evaluation by reporting all requested qualitative and quantitative data in a thorough, accurate and timely manner.
18. Prepares reports, case summaries and correspondence as required; maintains clinical charts and work records consistent with program evaluation requirements, including entering required data into the evaluation database; and completes and submits the Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) forms.
19. May be assigned to participate as a member of a County or District Emergency Response Team.
20. May be required to do third-party insurance billing as program needs necessitate.
21. Follows all legal mandates for reporting suspicion of physical and sexual abuse, danger to self or others, and other legally required exceptions to confidentiality.
22. May require travel to different sites for work and meetings.
In compliance with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Federal Cures Act, Employees in this classification who are required to render direct specialty mental health services in the course of their assignment must successfully be enrolled in Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment (PAVE) web portal prior to commencing employment.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.
• Develop cross-systems partnerships between educators, health providers, and youth and family centers that wok together toward the common goal of strengthening services and the service system for children, youth and their families.
CLASS SPEC HISTORY
CSC Date: 4/3/13
MH:cs Revised 4/12/16
CSC Date: 5/11/16
IL:saa Revised 3/16/23
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