Early Childhood Mental Health Case Manager - Fairfield County Job Opening

Early Childhood Mental Health Case Manager - Fairfield County


Lancaster, Ohio
Category: Case Manager

Job Details


Impact Lives. Inspire Change. Be the Solution.

Since 1864, we’ve been an integral part of the Berea community, proudly rooted in faith and a legacy of serving children and families. While our roots remain in Berea, we’ve grown to support children and families statewide. OhioGuidestone is always looking for passionate people to make a difference in our communities. You can impact lives and inspire change right in your own backyard. Apply today to work at the largest non-profit, mental health service provider in Ohio. We offer FREE CEU trainings, a great support system, education bonuses and incentives, and much more! Full time employees may be eligible for Public Student Loan Forgiveness at OhioGuidestone and are also offered PAID medical benefits for you and your family!

The Fairfield County Community Counseling department is seeking a passionate and excited individual to provide community-based case management services to a diverse clientele of children ages 0-6 with mental health diagnoses in the city of Lancaster and Fairfield County. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in providing individual and family support, skills, advocacy, and crisis management in a home-based setting. Supervised OhioGuidestone workers have excellent communication skills and establish relationships, collaborating with the treatment team and community providers. Candidates with experience in Alcohol and Drug, and/or Co-occurring disorders are welcomed to apply!

Essential functions:

  • Develop and maintain a service relationship with youth and family

  • Consult with an ODMH Mental Health Assessment, develops a service/treatment plan

  • Provides Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service, Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment Service (CPST) or AoD Case Management

  • Provides parents with information on disciplining, behavior management, household management and communication and relationship enhancement when needed; teaches youth social skills

  • Provides crisis intervention and mediation as necessary

  • Employees maintain a productivity of 52% for services

  • If Mentoring services are provided, employee will maintain a productivity of 85%

  • Coordinates, makes referrals, or arranges for appropriate community resources when needed, acts as an advocate if necessary

  • Teaches family how to utilize the systems

  • Ensures that children are in the proper educational setting

  • Maintains ongoing contacts (phone, meetings, conferences) with other professionals involved, including collateral contacts with community resources/services

  • Attends all court hearings

  • Organization and maintenance of documentation of written client information and case notes

  • Record keeping and copying of necessary information, dissemination to appropriate individuals within the agency and any outside agencies based on departmental requirements

  • Coordinating and providing service and support to their assigned clients and families or care givers in the school environment

  • Provide school personnel and parents with information on disciplining, behavior management, household management, communication and relationship enhancement

  • Consult with school personnel and participate in team meetings as necessary

  • Meet with school personnel to establish parameters of school based mental health services and meet with school personnel on an as needed basis or as requested throughout the school year

  • Inform appropriate school personnel of clients being served maintaining confidentiality

  • Educate school personnel on various mental health conditions/diagnoses and assist with effective classroom intervention/strategies

Performance/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in the homes of clients and several community agencies. This involves extensive driving.

  • English reading and writing skills required

  • Interacts verbally with coworkers, representatives from outside agencies, and families

  • Attention to detail and confidentiality required

  • Works flexible hours and is on pager system

  • Requires typing and computer competency, including Windows applications for moderate levels of typing case notes and other paperwork.


  • An Associate’s degree in Social Work*, Counseling or a related field required

  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred

  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License, proof of auto insurance and safe driving record

    • If exclusively providing AoD services, candidate may be employed with proof of High School Diploma or GED and proof of CDCA license or higher Chemical Dependency credential.

At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings.

Committed to creating a more diverse community, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V IND10




R-Customer Service
Some Knowledge
R-Case Management
R-Community Outreach



Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking



Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals



Associates or better in Social Work or related field.


Bachelors or better in Social Work or related field.

Licenses & Certifications


QMHS Masters
QMHS Associate
QMHS 3 yrs exp
Chem Dep Couns Asst