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Mental Health Association of SCK Peer Case Manager in Wichita, Kansas

Overview: Full time position available

The Peer Case Manager is responsible for utilizing their own recovery story to help consumers to develop skills necessary for recovery. The Peer Case Manager will demonstrate competency in recovery and the ability to self-manage recovery with on-going coping skills. The Peer Case Manager will be expected to provide the majority of direct service in community locations that concur with where the consumer lives, works, attends school, and/or socializes. The Peer Case Manager is responsible for the assessment and collaborative development of client goals. In addition, the Case Manager is responsible for the coordination of services and assistance needed to meet identified goals, with the overall objective of securing and maintaining housing, and access and engagement to mental health services.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides services to maintain required productivity/billing standard set by the department.

  • Meets deadlines and ensures accuracy of various reports/paperwork, mileage sheets, and electronic timesheets.

  • Provides peer support/case management services in accordance with the consumer’s treatment plan goals.

  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation of service provision. Completes progress notes in a manner that individualizes each note, reflecting appropriate interventions and progress towards goals.

  • Completes treatment plan using goals identified from strength assessment and update quarterly.

  • Submits required progress notes/billing information in a timely manner as per agency guidelines.

  • Assists consumers to access/maintain all available entitlements including SSI, SSDI, food stamps, medical cards and others.

  • Assists consumers in obtaining or sharing information in a group or individual (one- on-one) setting to aid in the recovery process.

  • Assists consumers with crisis situations and/or in developing a crisis plan.

  • Assists and teaches consumers to communicate, advocate, and make informed choices in all areas of their lives which include, but are not limited to: medications, diagnosis, treatment, housing, employment, and education.

  • Models effective coping skills and self-help strategies.

  • Provides consistency in services to consumers by arriving on time to scheduled appointments and/or notifying consumers in the event of tardiness.

  • Observes and notifies supervisor of changes in consumer condition.

Position Requirements:

The Peer Case Manager must be willing to attend the Kansas Certified Peer mentoring Program Basic Training class and must pass the certification exam and receive certification. This training can be completing upon hire. The Peer Case Manager must be at least 18 years old and is expected to be reliable and possess the ability to interact and communicate effectively (verbal and written) with supervisors, co-workers, and consumers. The Peer Manager must possess basic computer and typing skills. The position requires self-identification as in recovery with a minimum of one-year sobriety. Skills in working with people and the ability to respond appropriately to a variety of situations are essential. A valid Kansas driver’s license, current vehicle insurance, and access to a personal vehicle are required. The Peer Case Manager is expected to have a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field or four years of equivalent education and/or experience working in the human services field.

EEO Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Veteran, Disabled

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