Assistive Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Caseworker II

Assistive Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Caseworker II

Job Code: ACWII - 114G
NEW: June 4, 2020

General Description

The purpose of this job is to provide intensive case management services to client, parents, team members and providers assessing for needs designed to assist individuals in achieving an optimal quality of life. Develops and/or enhance community living skills, increased management of mental health symptoms, increase knowledge about medication, decreased psychiatric hospitalizations and increased community tenure.

This class works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position is primarily utilized under the Assistive Outpatient Treatment Grant.
  • Provides on-going case management services, skills training and rehabilitation services for youth and/or adults with mental illness and/or individuals with developmental disabilities. 
  • Provides rehabilitative services including general symptom management, community living skills, and employment related skills to increase our client's independence and increase their ability to maintain community tenure.
  • Provides 24 on-call support, psychosocial rehabilitation three to five (3-5) times/week, mental health decompensation, safety plan, crisis intervention, medication support, and collaborate with inpatient hospitals.
  • Collaborates with psychiatrist to formulate personalized treatment plans to fit individual needs. Medication management to include: compliance with medication (track refills, medication monitor, obtain injections) provide transportation.
  • Assists with improving living skills, finding appropriate housing (group/foster homes, assisting living, and independent), moving all belongings and set up utilities, ensure budget and payments, and food.  Coordinates representative payee services.
  • Maintains compliance with all Joint Commission training requirements relevant to job duties, including but not limited to those dealing with use of restraints and physical holding of individuals receiving services.
  • AOT is geared towards delivering community-based mental health services under court order to individuals with serious mental illness who have demonstrated difficulty adhering to prescribed treatment on a voluntary basis.
  • Working with Probate Court, local justice and judicial agencies.
  • Ensure clients receive a holistic approach by coordinating primary healthcare services, access to specialty and inpatient services, medication management, securing temporary or permanent housing, legal services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Sciences or related behavioral field, supplemented by two (2) years of direct casework/case management experience; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Experience with trauma-informed services; cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT; and motivational therapies including the use of incentives, preferred.

  • Must possess and maintain Qualified Mental Health Professional-Community Service (QMHP-CS) certification.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a TB, criminal background and drug screen.