Case Manager

Job Overview

The Misdemeanor Incompetent to Stand Trial (MIST) Program serves defendants in Los Angeles that are facing misdemeanor charges but found to be incompetent to stand trial.  This population is often chronically homeless with mental health disorders and, without alternative resources must remain in the County Jail until their maximum sentence is served or are restored to competency. The Los Angeles’ Health Agency’s Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) has addressed the needs of this population through a diversion program that places them in residential community settings.  The goal of MIST is to have these individuals treated in the community, while still under an active Court order. Once they are restored to competency, they can then continue to attend Court dates.

Key Responsibilities

Case Management Responsibilities:

Conduct on-going assessments of the client’s needs; build a supportive, trusting relationship by demonstrating consistency and follow-up in service plans and arrangements; collaborate with the clinical team to develop achievable, short and long term goals; procure all missing documents that lend towards self-sustenance such as a California Identification Card and a Social Security Card; provide assistance in applying for MediCal Health Insurance; assist in the resolution of outstanding traffic fines; assist in applying for Social Security Disability and help the client in navigating through available clinics, behavioral health and other community-based support services. 

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent;
  • A valid California driver’s license and a reliable vehicle; 

Desirable: Drug and Alcohol Counselor certification

  •  Background Clearance Required: 
  •  Ability to clear County background clearance,
  •  Cannot be on active Parole or Probation

Knowledge Required: 

  • Gender responsive applications for the female patients;
  • Training in Motivation Interviewing and trauma-informed techniques;
  • An understanding of Harm Reduction and Housing First principles;
  • Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population;
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications;
  • Experience working with the criminal justice, mentally ill population.
Compensation: $40,000.00-$43,000.00
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: Plus HealtRIGHT360 offers a comprehensive benefits package
City: Los Angeles, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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