Case Manager I Family Interv. Specialist Knoxville Tn Job Opening
Case Manager I Family Interv. Specialist Knoxville Tn
Omni Visions• Knoxville, Tennessee
Position Title: OVI Case Manager FIS 1 & IIFLSA Status: Non-Exempt Salaried
Reports To: Regional Director/Team Leader
Division: Regional Office
Omni Visions - Omni Visions is a multi-state placement agency that specializes in providing services for adults
and children. At Omni Visions, our focus is on the entire family, ensuring we provide each individual and each
family a community support system that facilitates and inspires their growth and development. Omni Visions
employees are required to model the company’s mission, vision and values in the course of their employment.
Summary: The Case Manager - FIS is a position that provides services to enable individuals and families to obtain access to needed medical, social, educational, and other support services as well as providing counseling and therapeutic services as specified. The FIS function can be generally described as assessing, advocating, linking and coordinating needed community-based services for the client(s) and families served. The case manager will be heavily involved with and supportive of a client’s educational, legal, vocational, extra-curricular and health related goals, with regular promotion of the accomplishment of these goals.
-The FIS generally meets with the client(s) and the client’s family (foster, adoptive or biological) in the client’s home or residence, on a regularly scheduled basis. In addition, the FIS may meet with the members of the client’s community at locations such as school, daycare, job site, etc., as specified to meet the client’s service needs. The Case Manager -FIS’s hours of work will vary depending on the individual needs of his/her caseload but are generally able to be scheduled in a manner that does not exceed 40 hours in a given week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Duties:
- Effectively participate as a member of the team and promote teamwork.
- Encourage coworkers and work towards building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members
- Demonstrate good use of time, resources and maintains good organizational skills.
- Consistently interact with clients and staff in a professional manner that reflects favorably on the organization and ensures quality care of clients.
- Identify and refer clients to resources specific to the client’s needs and issues.
- Provide case management services for the purpose of assisting clients in behavior intervention.
- Be prepared to handle crisis situations in the least restrictive way possible and with the greatest amount of consumer participation.
- Provide ongoing education to client and family members in the form of verbal and/or written communication.
- Demonstrate accurate use of grammar/spelling and write in clear, concise language.
- Assist client in scheduling transportation for medical/mental health appointments.
- Assess client’s living, work, emotional, mental health and social environments, and recommend classes and services to lower stressors in those environments.
- Identify the developmental needs of clients by helping them to improve their knowledge or skills.
Skills and Knowledge Needed:
- Ability to evaluate, monitor and support clients’ health, well-being and stability in various life domains.
- Ability to act effectively in stressful situations.
- Ability to gather information to make informed recommendations and referrals to appropriate resources.
- Ability to help clients identify their strengths and needs.
- Ability to assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of individualized treatment goals.
Qualifications: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health related field such as counseling, social work, or psychology, or a closely related field, with at least one year of experience working with emotionally disabled persons, education, counseling, etc.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, and reliable transportation. Training in proper crisis prevention initiatives and universal precautions required. If required, TB (PPD) test, completed within 30 days of hire date.
Other Skills and Abilities: Omni Visions is committed to the philosophy of lifelong learning and expects all employees to continue their personal and professional development. Employees must have the ability to work independently as well as collaborate with the team. Possessing good time management and organizational skills is vital to the position as well.
Other Qualifications: Must be able to work flexible hours and overtime as needed. Requires frequent travel.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, push, pull and carry/lift up to 20 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to climb, bend or crouch. Specific mental abilities required by this job include continuous concentration to detail; ability to remember multiple tasks, oral and written communication; and an attention span of 3+ hour(s) on a task.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Promotion & Advancement: To be considered for promotion to a higher classification, the employee must meet the personal and professional development requirements as established in the individual development plan, have demonstrated strong on-the-job performance and meet the length of service requirements. Please see your supervisor or manager for additional details.
FIS’s are classified as either a FIS I or FIS II. These classifications are determined by years of field education, experience, tenure with Omni Visions, and overall job performance.