Mental Health Social Worker
- Posted: October 6, 2021
- Closes: October 18, 2021 at 12:01 am
- Status: Non-Exempt
- Salary Range: $17.00 to $22.00
- Hours: Monday - Friday; 8 am - 4:30 pm
Serves as the Mental Health Social Worker for Marion County in the Mental Health and Disability Service Region. “County Rural Offices of Social Services (CROSS)” Mental Health Region, was formed under Iowa Code Chapter 28E in compliance with Iowa Code 331.390. The employee will follow the CROSS Management Plan in compliance with IAC 441-25. The employee is an employee of Marion County Mental Health Department, the employee of the record is Marion County. This position requires travel within Marion County and in the service area. Works to assist persons with mental illness, intellectual disability, and/or developmental delay to navigate through systemic issues to increase their wellbeing, independence, and self-sufficiency. The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Carry out the vision to become a welcoming, hopeful, trauma-informed, and multi-occurring capable regional system, working in partnership with each other and the individuals we serve to make progress toward having happy hopeful lives.
• Maintain a no wrong door policy.
• Coordinate with other entities including the court system, law enforcement, schools, case managers, service providers, Integrated Health Homes, mental health advocates, or family/legal representatives.
• Refer individuals with disabilities to apply for appropriate programs and services including, but not limited to, Medicaid, HCBS Waiver services, Social Security, core and core-plus services (as defined in Iowa Code section 331.397).
• Data entry through cloud-based data systems, including Community Services Network (CSN) and others as required.
• Complete social history and assessments, maintain consumer records.
• Maintain ongoing client caseload.
• Routinely meet with consumers to evaluate the care, progress toward goals, and appropriateness of service
• Provide technical assistance and problem-solving with community members, potential consumer families, and providers to provide care at the least restrictive level.
• Follow all local, regional, state, and federal policies.
• Bachelors or higher degree in human services-related or administrative-related field or Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Iowa with at least 2 years of experience with the population served. In lieu of a degree in administration, a coordinator may provide documentation of relevant management experience as per IC 331.390 (3)b and IAC 441-25.12(2)e.
• Motor vehicle operator’s license with minimum insurance coverage specified in policies. Must have reliable transportation.
• Ability to pass the post-offer-pre-employment physical exam including TB test at entry and as indicated per policy.