Under the supervision of the Program Director for the TCOOMMI program, the Case Worker (CW) performs functions based on the TCOOMMI Program Guidelines and Processes (PGP) and contract, DHHS, JCO, and other regulatory agencies for assigned caseload. The CW will provide services to mentally ill offenders who are supervised by the parole department in order to assist them in obtaining the coping skills needed to enhance good mental health, independence and autonomy, and community integration. The CW will provide case management functions such as referring the offender to intra/inter-services providers and assist them in gaining and coordinating access to necessary care and services and needed resources, conduct assessments to ensure proper services based on needs, and treatment planning. The CW will also provide intensive psychosocial rehabilitation [planning and instructional work to the offender the involved training and education in independent living skills and medication training and support services. The CW will also provide crisis prevention and intervention as needed. The CW will be a member of the interdisciplinary team and initiate meetings as needed to discuss or staff cases. Maintain clear TCIC/NCIC background checks and driving record.
As the Local Mental Health Authority, a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP-CS) with demonstrated and documented competency in the work to be performed is defined as an employee with a minimum of a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human growth and development, physician assistant, gerontology, special education, educational psychology, early childhood education or early childhood intervention.
Three (3) year working experience in providing case management and rehabilitative services. Related work experience and education may substitute for the required work experience.
Valid Texas driver's license and good driving record.
Have clear criminal and TCIC/NCIC background check and driving record.
One (1) year experience working with mentally ill offenders with mental health impairments and involved in the criminal justice system.
One (1) year working experience in the judicial system and with the parole and probation departments.
Experiences with state contracts and meeting the mandates.
Have treatment team experience.
Bilingual in both Spanish and English.