Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Care Coordinator in Culver City, California


Scope of the position

We are seeking a Care Coordinator to provide case management, mental health and/or substance abuse services, crisis intervention and linkage to community resources for individuals with a history of persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse; ensures participants receive the maximum benefit from all interventions.Ensuring a safe, nurturing environment for clients that fosters a sense of hope, dignity and direction


Essential Functions

Depending upon specific program assignment and experience level, the Care Coordinator I may perform any or all of the following duties:

  • Assists program participants to locate and utilize community support groups; establish and maintain housing; access mental and medical care, rehabilitation programs and drug/alcohol services; increase social contacts and engage in constructive activities.

  • Performs client intakes and functional assessments; present functional assessments and diagnostic impressions to staff; determines needs of clients and monitors progress as needed.

  • Acts as client advocate interfacing with housing and support agencies including property owners, support groups, Social Security, Medicare/MediCal and other; ensures clients receive all benefits for which they are entitled.

  • Provides peer individual/group supportive counseling and psycho-education to assist clients in coping with mental illness and/or substance abuse.

  • Provides crisis intervention and facilitates conflict resolution among the program participants as needed; assists clients in problem-solving life situations.

  • Interfaces with clinical staff (including psychiatrist) in coordinating client care.

  • Maintains documentation of client services; ensures compliance with Agency policies and procedures and County and other agencies’ standards and guidelines.

  • Develops and maintains skills through seminars, workshops, or other forms of training/education related to adults with mental illness.

  • Attends and participates in supervision, staff, case conference and other Agency meetings, as well as community agency meetings. May transport clients to appointments, etc.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in related field preferred.

  • 1-2 years experience working with individuals with a history of mental illness in a social service/mental health environment.

  • Knowledge of case management, crisis intervention techniques, community resources, and the ability to match clients with a history of mental illness to community support resources.

  • Proven comprehension of the recovery model desired.

  • The ability to provide services in a language other than English preferred.

  • Knowledge of program HIPAA, DMH, policies and documentation guidelines, licensing, and other state/federal regulations relating to service programs for adults with a history of mental illness.

  • Demonstrated advocacy skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication and PC skills.

  • Current California drivers license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.

_Didi Hirsch is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities _

Requisition Number: 16-0201

Post Date: 9/28/2016

Title: Care Coordinator

Full Time/Part Time: FT/Non-Exempt - Hourly

Division: Clinical Operations

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience

Pay Frequency: Semi-Monthly

City: Culver City

State: CA