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Case Management Specialist I
Case Management Specialist II
Case Management Specialist-Senior

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CASE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST I

DEFINITION
Under direct clinical supervision of a licensed professional, provides case management
services to individuals suffering from a mental illness, a comorbid substance use
disorder, or children with complex needs and a varied range of problems, in various
program settings; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the entry and training level of the Behavioral Health Case Management
Specialist series. It is distinguished from the Community Care Case Manager
classification in that incumbents work under supervision of a licensed clinical
professional, are responsible for charting and case notes in an electronic health record
system. Incumbents also provide a range of services beyond assistance in daily living,
basic counseling, and therapeutic activities, such as treatment plan adherence,
evaluation, plan development, emergency intervention, placement services, assistance
in daily living, access to health services, and client health and wellness advocacy.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CASE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST II

DEFINITION
Under direct clinical supervision of a licensed professional, provides case management
services to individuals suffering from a mental illness, a comorbid substance use
disorder, or children with complex needs and a varied range of problems, in various
program settings; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the mid-level of the Behavioral Health Specialist series. It is distinguished from
the Behavioral Health Specialist I classification in that incumbents have advanced work
experience in a County Health and Human Services Department and/or education
beyond that required of Behavioral Health Specialist I. Incumbents a provide a range of
services such as treatment plan adherence, evaluation, plan development, emergency
intervention, placement services, assistance in daily living, access to health services,
and client health and wellness advocacy.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CASE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST – SENIOR

DEFINITION
Under direct clinical supervision of a licensed clinical professional, provides case
management services to individuals suffering from a mental illness, a comorbid
substance use disorder, or children with complex needs and a varied range of
problems, with primary responsibilities as an outpatient substance abuse use counselor
in various program settings; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the journey-level of the Behavioral Health Specialist series. It is distinguished
from the Behavioral Health Specialist II classification in that incumbents are certified as
an alcohol and other drug counselor with one of the State-approved certifying bodies in
addition to having advanced work experience in a County Health and Human Services
Department and/or education beyond that required of Behavioral Health Specialist II.
Incumbents provide direct services to adults, children, individuals, families and groups,
including working with the collaborative drug court team and participants. Services
include assessments, crisis intervention, counseling, case management, referrals,
treatment plan adherence, evaluation, plan development, placement services,
assistance in daily living, access to health services, client health and wellness
advocacy, and documentation in electronic health records. EOE

Additional Application:

I: Two (2) years of experience with providing or coordinating direct patient or client contact work in a mental health, alcohol and drug, medical, or human services setting. Completion of educational training in Behavioral or Social Sciences is highly desirable. College level coursework is highly preferred. II: Four (4) years of experience with providing or coordinating direct patient or client contact work in a mental health, alcohol and drug, medical, or human services setting, at least two (2) of which were at the level of Behavioral Health Case Management Specialist I; OR Associate’s Degree or equivalent coursework in Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology, Human Development or related field plus two (2) years of experience with providing or coordinating direct patient or client contact work in a mental health, alcohol and drug, medical, or human services setting; OR Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology, Human Development or related field. SENIOR: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology, Human Development or related field plus two (2) years of experience with providing or coordinating direct patient or client contact work in a mental health, alcohol and drug, medical, or human services setting OR Associate’s degree or equivalent coursework in Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology, Human Development or related field plus four (4) years of experience with providing or coordinating direct patient or client contact work in a mental health, alcohol and drug, medical, or human services setting; OR Possession of Six (6) years of experience with providing or coordinating direct patient or client contact work in a mental health, alcohol and drug, medical, or human services setting, at least three (3) of which were at the level of Behavioral Health Specialist II. Special Requirements I and II: Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of application and a valid California Driver’s License by the time of appointment. The valid California License must be maintained throughout employment. SENIOR: Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of application and a valid California Driver’s License by the time of appointment. The valid California Driver’s License must be maintained throughout employment. Requires possession of a valid California Drug/Alcohol Counselor Certification from an organization accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA) to register and certify Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselors in California. Must complete periodic continuing education coursework as required to maintain active certification. Must possess or be willing to obtain a national provider identifier (NPI).

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 20.39
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 29.89

    About Plumas County

    Plumas County is located near the northeast corner of California, up where the Sierra and the Cascade mountains meet. The Feather River, with its several forks, flows through the county. Quincy, the unincorporated county seat, is about 80 miles northeast from Oroville, California, and about 85 miles from Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. State highways 70 and 89 traverse the county.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes