Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the following position:

Full-Time Case Manager

Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. – Oakland, MD 21550

 Summary/Objective:

The Case Manager is directly responsible for the general operations of Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. including, but not limited to, case management for individuals receiving behavioral health care services through ensuring the implementation of treatment/rehabilitation plans and the facilitation of services related to self-care, social skills, independent living skills, community integration, etc.

Competencies

  • Good quality customer service, public relations, active listening skills and telephone skills.
  • Ability to ethically relate to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring addiction disorders.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of behavioral health services within the public mental health system.
  • Capacity for effective advocacy and coordination with various community agencies.
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with other employees, community, families, and other professionals.
  • Aptitude for working under supervision as well as independently to improve job performance, work ethics, and overall efficiency.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality laws pertaining to the access and release of Protected Health Information.
  • Knowledge of COMAR and CARF standards.
  • Capacity for effectively managing crisis situations and somatic/psychiatric emergencies.
  • Ability to drive safely and maintain a clear driving record with either the DMV or MVA.
  • Basic knowledge of computer programs.
  • Practical knowledge of CPR/First Aid

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Actively participate in continuing education and training for professional growth.
  • Complete appropriate documentation to include, but not be limited to, contact notes, daily medication records (DMR), Monthly Summary Notes, and on-site contact records while demonstrating the use of ethical practices and quality health care.
  • Capability of working with clients to formulate Individual Rehabilitation Plans (IRP) that are based on assessment of needs and individual choice.
  • Ability to establish person-centered goals that are measurable and attainable for individuals with severe, persistent mental illness while also measuring outcomes as related to the services delivered.
  • Ability to successfully communicate treatment/rehabilitation objectives to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring addiction disorders.
  • Capacity for effective advocacy and coordination with various community agencies in an effort to link individuals with necessary services in the community.
  • Ability to provide medication monitoring services and report health maintenance concerns.
  • Ability to provide safe, efficient transportation as necessary.
  • Ability to provide ongoing case management with at least one monthly face-to-face contact with each individual client every 30 days.
  • Responsible for making reasonable efforts to maintain on-going communication with an individual who has been admitted to a psychiatric inpatient facility, residential treatment center, detention center, etc. to the degree permitted by the setting and to participate in aftercare or release planning from said setting.
  • Capacity for facilitating the development of an individual’s independent living and social skills, including the individual’s ability to make decisions and create opportunities for choice regarding home, school, work, and/or community through case management service delivery.
  • Participation in peer review as an active team member to collaborate services for individuals with severe, persistent mental illness.

 

Required/Preferred Education and Experience

 

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the mental health/human services field with one year of experience in mental health/human services work, an Associate’s Degree with two years of experience in mental health/human services work, or three years of experience in mental health/human services work. Experience with management of case files is preferred.

 

Must have a valid drivers license and be 21 years of age or older. A criminal background check is required. Send resume to Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. P.O. Box 116, Oakland MD, 21550 or go to www.garrettcountylighthouse.org for an application. 301-334-9126. Deadline to apply May 22, 2020. Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


Part-Time Behavioral Health Technician

Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc., Cumberland MDAdd New

Part time position with rotating shifts for residential crisis program in Cumberland, MD. Must have availability for some weekends and holidays.

Summary/Objective:

The Behavioral Health Technician – RCS/Respite is directly responsible for the general behavioral health care service operations of Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. including but not limited to: medication monitoring, transportation, crisis services, relapse prevention, and assistance with community integration/socialization.

Competencies

· Good quality customer service, public relations, active listening skills, and telephone skills.

· Ability to ethically relate to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and addictions disorders.

· Ability to demonstrate knowledge of behavioral health services within the public mental health system.

· Capacity for effective advocacy and coordination with various community agencies.

· Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with other employees, community, families, and other professionals.

· Aptitude for working under supervision as well as independently in order to

improve job performance, work ethics, and overall efficiency.

· Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality laws pertaining to the access and release of Protected Health Information.

· Knowledge of COMAR and CARF standards.

· Capacity for effectively managing crisis situations and somatic/psychiatric emergencies.

· Ability to drive safely and maintain a clean driving record with either the DMV or MVA.

· Practical knowledge of CPR and First Aid.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Provides direct services to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and /or co-occurring disorders in order to assist clients with working toward person-centered rehabilitation goals.

· Provides medication monitoring and reports health concerns to supervising personnel.

· Completes appropriate documentation demonstrating the use of ethical practices and quality health care.

· Provides crisis intervention/ relapse prevention as needed.

· Provides safe and efficient transportation

· Uses active listening techniques to provide supportive recovery services.

· Provides appropriate documentation on service delivery for billing, quality assurance initiatives, and record completeness.

· Ensures quality of service by adhering to the Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. policies and procedures.

· Actively participates in continuing education and training for professional growth.

· Replace or assist other workers as needed or directed to ensure the facility is not left unaccompanied by staff.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Expected Hours of Work

This is a 40 hour per week hourly position. This position is required to work all shifts within the 24-hour facility.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience

This position requires a minimum of two years of work experience with mental illness/human services, high school diploma, or possession of a state high school equivalency certificate. Must possess a current valid driver’s license and a clear driving record with the DMV/MVA. A criminal background check is required.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. reserves the right to change or reassign duties or combine positions at any time.

 


 Full-time Behavioral Health Technician

Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. is currently accepting applications for a motivated, professional Behavioral Health Technician.

Full time position with rotating shifts for residential crisis program in Cumberland, MD. Must have availability for some weekends and holidays.

Summary/Objective:

The Behavioral Health Technician – RCS/Respite is directly responsible for the general behavioral health care service operations of Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. including but not limited to: medication monitoring, transportation, crisis services, relapse prevention, and assistance with community integration/socialization.

Competencies

  • Good quality customer service, public relations, active listening skills, and telephone skills.
  • Ability to ethically relate to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and addictions disorders.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of behavioral health services within the public mental health system.
  • Capacity for effective advocacy and coordination with various community agencies.
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with other employees, community, families, and other professionals.
  • Aptitude for working under supervision as well as independently in order to improve job performance, work ethics and overall efficiency
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality laws pertaining to the access and release of Protected Health Information.
  • Knowledge of COMAR and CARF standards.
  • Capacity for effectively managing crisis situations and somatic/psychiatric emergencies.
  • Ability to drive safely and maintain a clean driving record with either the DMV or MVA.
  • Practical knowledge of CPR and First Aid.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides direct services to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and /or co-occurring disorders in order to assist clients with working toward person-centered rehabilitation goals.
  • Provides medication monitoring and reports health concerns to supervising personnel.
  • Completes appropriate documentation demonstrating the use of ethical practices and quality health care.
  • Provides crisis intervention/ relapse prevention as needed.
  • Provides safe and efficient transportation
  • Uses active listening techniques to provide supportive recovery services.
  • Provides appropriate documentation on service delivery for billing, quality assurance initiatives, and record completeness.
  • Ensures quality of service by adhering to the Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. policies and procedures.
  • Actively participates in continuing education and training for professional growth.
  • Replace or assist other workers as needed or directed to ensure the facility is not left unaccompanied by staff.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Expected Hours of Work

This is a 40 hour per week hourly position. This position is required to work all shifts within the 24-hour facility.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience

This position requires a minimum of two years of work experience with mental illness/human services, high school diploma, or possession of a state high school equivalency certificate.

Must have a valid drivers license and be 21 years of age or older. A criminal background check is required. Send resume to Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. P.O. Box 116, Oakland MD, 21550 or go to www.garrettcountylighthouse.org for an application. 301-334-9126. Deadline to apply July 3, 2020. 

This position requires a minimum of two years of work experience with mental illness/human services, high school diploma, or possession of a state high school equivalency certificate.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. reserves the right to change or reassign duties or combine positions at any time.

 

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