CASES is a New York City agency working at the forefront of the intersection between behavioral health and involvement in the criminal justice system. Our mission is to increase public safety through innovative services that reduce crime and incarceration, improve behavioral health, promote recovery and rehabilitation, and create opportunities for success in the community. The Behavioral Health division consists of a continuum of services for justice-involved individuals with serious mental illness, including Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), health home care management (HHCM), forensic homeless intensive case management (ICM), assertive community treatment (ACT), and intensive mobile treatment (IMT). The Intensive Case Manager (ICM) is responsible for providing transitional case management services to individuals with serious mental illness who are re-entering from state prison to shelters in New York City.
Reports to: Team Leader, Forensic Homeless ICM / Health Home Care Management Program
Maintain a caseload of 12 clients and conduct at least 6 in-person services per month for all clients.
Provide essential transitional care coordination services, including pre-release contacts, day-of-release warm handoffs, assessments and service planning, and assistance with entitlements, housing, vocational, independent living skills, linkage to community supports (e.g., mental health, substance use, medical providers), advocacy, crisis response, and case conferences.
Provide services using a transitional practice framework (i.e., engagement, self-management skills, transfer of care) that is informed by critical time intervention methods
Successfully connect clients to longer term community support services, such as health home care management or assertive community treatment
Document all services in a comprehensive and timely manner in the case record, including assessments, service plans, progress notes, and discharge plans
Complete required reports in the Child and Adult Integrated Reporting System (CAIRS) and the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) portal
Attend relevant trainings, especially related to prison re-entry and behavioral health/criminal justice
Collaborate professionally and effectively with stakeholders, such as the DOCCS/Parole, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), and the Office of Mental Health (OMH)
Provide ICM services in a strengths-based, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and culturally humble manner
Other duties as requested by the Team Leader or CASES senior management