Care Managers work with youth from the ages of 5-21 who may have behavioral/emotional challenges, substance abuse issues or developmental disabilities. The Care Manager works with the youth and family to identify current strengths, needs, and goals. They help develop a Child and Family Team (CFT) that will work with and support the family while they work on their challenges. Whenever possible, we strive to help the youth maintain stability within the community by co-creating with the youth and guardian a plan that wraps the appropriate services and supports around them and then monitoring the effectiveness of the plan. Depending on the identified needs and goals, the services/supports may include therapy, mentors, tutors, community programs, recreational activities, etc. Care Managers are the point of contact for all partners involved in the CFT – the school system, DCP&P (formerly DYFS), the justice system, therapists, etc. to ensure that everyone is “on the same page” with the individualized care plan. The goal is to ensure that informal/community supports stay in place to assist the youth and family long after care management is no longer needed.
Care Managers must be emotionally mature and be able to handle stressful situations with the support of their Supervisor. They must be creative, flexible, and caring, be well-organized and have a strong work ethic.
Hudson Partnership CMO Care Managers’ salaries are competitive for mental health workers in our area. We offer excellent benefits, including health, dental and life insurance (after 30 days of employment) and a 401K (after 6 months of employment) . Employees receive 10 paid holidays per year and accrue three weeks of vacation and five personal days annually. We pride ourselves on offering a supportive work environment where your hard work is acknowledged and appreciated!
Individuals must have an Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, sociology or a related field and experience working with children or adults with mental health or social service needs. A VALID NJ LICENSE IN GOOD STANDING IS A REQUIREMENT OF THE JOB. Bi-lingual (fluent English/Spanish ) is preferred.
To be considered for a Care Manger position, please email your resume to: Nancy Mercurio, Director of Human Resources and Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hudson Partnership CMO business hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. You can contact us at 201-537-1460. Our fax number is 201-537-1452.