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Handy Help, LLC is seeking motivated individuals to provide a continuum of mental health therapeutic services in the metro area for adults with a serious and persistent mental health diagnosis and/or chemical health dependency. We are a small but rapidly growing company that is committed to providing a large array of mental health services including individual and group therapy, independent living skills support, companionship support, home making services,  ARMHS services, and residential housing.

We are an agency that provides services to a diverse population and want to have staff that represents the same communities as our clients. People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are looking to fill a variety of positions within the agency, including…

Direct Support Professionals (Day Time Shift)

Position Status: Full Time

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Handy Help LLC is currently hiring compassionate, caring and motivated people to join our team as a Direct Support Professional.   As a Direct Support Professional, you will be working with adults who have mental illness, and other co-occurring disorders, in a group home setting.  Direct Support Professionals provide direct care, companionship, and help maintain a clean and healthy environment for the residents, including planning and cooking meals.   As an employee of Handy Help LLC, you will receive valuable training and develop skills in the Mental Health/Chemical Dependency field.  

We are looking for candidates who have experience in the Mental Health/Chemical Dependency field and/or group home setting, candidates who can cook, have good interpersonal skills, culturally competent, flexible and have basic computer skills. All positions require a valid driver’s license and a clean background check.  Application close October 31, 2018.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. High school diploma or GED
  3. One year experience serving people with MI/CD and other co-occurring disorders preferred
  4. Eligible as determined by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Department of Human Services
  5. Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets insurability requirements as defined by the Company’s insurance carrier
  6. Ability to read and write English
Direct Support Professionals (Overnight Shift)

Position Status: Full Time

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Handy Help LLC is currently hiring compassionate, caring and motivated people to join our team as a Direct Support Professional.   As a Direct Support Professional, you will be working with adults who have mental illness, and other co-occurring disorders, in a group home setting.  Direct Support Professionals provide direct care, companionship, and help maintain a clean and healthy environment for the residents, including planning and cooking meals.   As an employee of Handy Help LLC, you will receive valuable training and develop skills in the Mental Health/Chemical Dependency field.  

We are looking for candidates who have experience in the Mental Health/Chemical Dependency field and/or group home setting, candidates who can cook, have good interpersonal skills, culturally competent, flexible and have basic computer skills. All positions require a valid driver’s license and a clean background check.  Application closing date October 31, 2018.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. High school diploma or GED
  3. One year experience serving people with MI/CD and other co-occurring disorders preferred
  4. Eligible as determined by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Department of Human Services
  5. Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets insurability requirements as defined by the Company’s insurance carrier
  6. Ability to read and write English
Position hours: Overnight hours TBD
Position starting wage: $15.00 DOQ
Waiver Case Manager
Handy Help is seeking qualified individuals to join our team in providing quality, person-centered case management services in the Twin Cities!
Location: Twin Cities
Job Functions: Provide client-centered Waiver Case Management services (BI, Elderly-waiver, CADI, DD) through the following:
  1. Completes intake and discharges with clients in the designated time frame
  2. Make contact with clients in accordance with waiver-specific rules.
  3. Conduct assessments of each client’s health care, social, housing, educational, vocational and other service needs and preferences.
  4. Maintain HIPAA requirements and ensure advocacy of client rights
  5. Monitor and adhere to changes in regulations in case management and waiver funding, and modify services to meet those changes. Adhere to all county and state requirements/procedures.
  6. Identify and explore service options that promote the least restrictive services for clients
  7. Make referrals to providers of medical, social, financial, housing, and other related services and supports
  8. Develops an individualized plan of care to include goals for improvement in health and functional status
  9. Documentation of all direct and indirect services and coordination of care to meet DHS and agency requirements
  10. Ensure financial authorizations and provider contracts are in place.
  11. Participate in team meetings, supervision, training and consultation for professional development
  12. Address health and safety needs of each client and intervene as necessary to ensure those needs are met
  13. Evaluate services provided to the client to measure the effectiveness in meeting needs
  14. Monitor waiver budgets to ensure appropriate service utilization
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • 4-year degree in Human Services, Social Work, or related field required
  • Maintains applicable licensure with the licensing board (e.g., Licensed with the Board of Social Work)
  • 2,000 hours of supervised experience providing services to individuals experiencing mental health, developmental disability, brain injury, high medical needs
  • Valid Driver’s License with acceptable driving record
  • Pass DHS required a background check
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Reliable transportation
PREFERRED SKILLS: Experience in CADI, BI and Elderly Waivers strongly preferred
Salary: $38,000.00 to $43,000.00 /year DOQ
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Handy Help is hiring Full-Time Independent Living Skills (ILS) Specialists.
This position provides services that develop and maintain the community living skills and community integration of those we serve.
The ILS specialist works with persons-served in their home, within the community. Skills teaching includes budgeting, community integration, social skills, employment, housekeeping skills and more. This position provides opportunities for career development, competitive pay and flexible schedules. Desired candidates for this position would have at least one year of experience working with individuals experiencing mental health issues, reliable transportation, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Position hours: Flexible Full-Time (Can be discussed)
Positions starting at $12.50-18.00/DOQ
Adult Mental Health Case Manager Supervisor

Handy Help has an immediate opening for a Targeted Mental Health Case Manager Supervisor. This position supervises a team of Targeted Case Managers in Ramsey County.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Regular individual and group supervision and team meetings.
  • Provide Clinical Supervision, Consultation and Education.
  • Program Development and best practices for Targeted Case Management services.
  • Monitor Contracts and keep supervisor updated appropriately.
  • Develop and monitor program budgets and project any changes during the course of the year.
  • Performance management in collaboration with service area director/Executive Director.
  • Monitor documentation of all supervisees for accuracy and timeliness, and report status to Executive Director monthly.
  • Attendance at Committee Advisory Council, team meetings, contracted provider meetings and other meetings as appropriate.
  • Address urgent client situations.
  • Shadow staff to provide support and ensure job duties are being completed appropriately and professionally.
  • Ensure each team member is appropriately trained through onboarding and ongoing training to effectively perform job scope and duties.
  • Maintain outcome-based statistics, demographics, reporting per TCM requirements
  • Ensure coverage plan for at all times to ensure mission of each programs is being met.
  • Develop formal program policies and procedures in collaboration team and approval by division leadership.
  • Communicate with, community professionals and other service providers to ensure that services for client are coordinated.
  • Maintain client files and program records, court reports, and develop reports as required.
  • Participate in clinical supervision, staff meetings, and meet regularly with program coordinator/senior manager for individual supervision to meet supervision requirements.
  • Comply with HIPAA and Data Privacy Practices.
  • Positively represent agency, program and participant needs.
  • Actively participate in agency’s undoing racism plan.
  • Assist in direct supervision of clients as appropriate.
  • This position will require the ability to work outside regular business hours on an occasional basis to meet client and program needs. To include developing an on-call schedule for coverage.
QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Education: Master’s degree and independent licensure in a mental health field, to include LICSW, LPC, LMFT or Psy D.
  • Experience: History of providing Targeted Case Management services directly, or history of supervision of Targeted Case Management. A minimum of 2 years post graduate, professional clinical work.
  • Licensure: Valid licensure as a LICSW, LPC, LMFT or Psy D. required. (If licensure is required for the position – Maintain current license and inform supervisor immediately of any change in licensure status.)
  • Supervisory experience: Minimum of 3 year supervisory experience (or team lead experience), preferably in a behavioral health setting (preferred)
  • Work experience: Minimum of 5 years working in a behavioral health setting. Ability to work outside of normal business hours in order to meet the needs of the participants.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the recovery philosophy and recovery oriented behavioral health services, or willingness to learn recovery principles.

 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: PTO, paid holidays, medical, dental, cell phone reimbursement, paid training opportunities.
 
Salary: $50,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year
Designated Coordinator

Handy Help is looking for a Designated Coordinator to oversee the program management for community-based services supporting individuals experiencing mental health.

This position provides supervision, support, and evaluation of 245D services.

Designated Coordinator must meet MN Statute 245D requirements as a Designated Coordinator

  • A baccalaureate degree in a field related to human services, and one year of full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons age 65 and older;
  • An associate degree in a field related to human services, and two years of full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons age 65 and older;
  • A diploma in a field related to human services from an accredited postsecondary institution and three years of full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons age65 and older; or
  • A minimum of 50 hours of education and training related to human services and disabilities; and
  • Four years of full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or a person age 65 and older under the supervision of a staff person who meets the qualifications identified in clauses (1) to (3).

Handy Help offers: PTO, paid holidays, medical, dental, 401K, cell phone reimbursement, paid training opportunities.

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

Job Type: Full-time

Targeted Case Manager

Targeted Case MGMT – Full-Time Salary Range – $37,000 – $53,000

Handy Help is a social service agency that provides a person-centered, strength-based, culturally and linguistic services and support to individuals experiencing serious and persistent mental health, substance use disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other co-occurring disorders to rediscover their abilities to live and succeed in the community of their choice. Our goal is to help those individuals live better lives by empowering and offering increased choices and opportunities while honoring their personal goals, aspirations, their culture, religion, gender and sexual orientation to live a self-directed life that is most meaningful to them. Our staff consists of individuals who bring experience and the desire to work in supporting our clients. We have staff that are fluent in Hmong, Lao, Karen, Russian, and English. Our ability to speak multiple languages allow us to communicate and understand the clients’ cultural needs and other culturally specific concerns; which allow us to deliver exceptional care and services.

GENERAL OVERVIEW: The Mental Health Case Manager will provide Rule 79 Case Management services to vulnerable adults with mental illness or co-occurring disorders through assessing, linking, monitoring, referring, and advocating and planning. Case Managers assist these clients to improve their overall functioning with the identification of strengths, weaknesses, abilities, and preferences in order to attain future goals. This position also assists adults with serious and persistent mental illness in pursuing the outcome of improved or maintained mental health functioning.

Responsibilities

  • Case Managers perform initial assessments on each new client and complete an initial Individual Community Support Plan (ICSP) with the client to address the client’s needs, deficits, strengths, and goals.
  • Completes periodic ICSP, Functional Assessments, LOCUS at least once every six months or as significant changes occur. Assessments are completed annually.
  • Executes linkages identified on the service plan and monitors the progress of service delivery.
  • The Case Manager monitors the client’s progress face to face on a monthly basis, preferably on the client’s natural environment. The Case Manager writes service activity notes to document progress and/or lack of progress on their goals and objectives.
  • Ensures the medical record is up to date, accurate, and meets all documentation requirements in accordance with Rule 79 and Medicaid (MA) standards.
  • Maintains a complete roster of community services and develops professional relationships within the mental health system and with community resources.
  • Advocates for clients. Receives complaints from the client, the client’s family and the community about the quality of services and advocates for improved services in the interest of the client. Informs client’s family members and friends about educational programs in the community, provides information concerning inpatient care and the availability of resources specific to the age and population served.
  • Participates in staff development and is responsible for knowledge concerning current information in the area of mental illness and substance abuse and treatment and related behavioral problems specific to the age and population served.
  • Coordinates transportation for clients and may at times transport clients in the Handy Help vehicle in order to execute linkages identified on the service plan.
  • Maintains an awareness of proper safety procedures and guidelines and applies these in performing daily activities and tasks.
  • Abides by principles of Handy Help compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
  • Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
  • Shows respect to others.
  • Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
  • Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
  • Attend team meetings weekly.
  • Performs related work as required or assigned.
  • Communicate with case management team members, community professionals, and other service providers to ensure that services for clients are coordinated.
  • Participate in clinical supervision, staff meetings, and meet regularly with the program coordinator for individual supervision to meet supervision requirements.
  • Comply with HIPAA and Data Privacy Practices.
  • Positively represent agency, program and participant needs.
  • This position will require the ability to work outside regular business hours on an occasional basis to meet client and program needs.

Requirements:Bachelor’s Degree or higher with a major in counseling, social work, psychology, criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation, special education, health education, or a related human services field and a minimum of one year of full time or equivalent experience working with adults experiencing serious mental illness; OR a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and three years full time or equivalent experience working with adults experiencing mental illness.

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

Behavioral Specialist

Handy Help has an exciting job opportunity! Handy Help is hiring a Behavior Specialist to provide positive behavior supports to individuals living independently in the community, experiencing serious and persistent mental health issues.

Responsibilities include:
1. Collect and record behavioral data
2. Communicate questions or concerns to the behavior professional or analyst
3. Implement the person-centered, positive practice, individualized behavior support plan.

Qualifications:

A behavior specialist must have either:

  • An associate’s degree in a social services discipline
  • Two years of supervised experience working with individuals who exhibit challenging behaviors as well as co-occurring mental disorders or neurocognitive disorder.

Additionally, the behavior specialist must have all of the following:

  • Minimum of four hours of training in functional assessment
  • 20 hours of instruction in the understanding of the function of behavior
  • 10 hours of instruction on the design of positive practices behavioral support strategies
  • Determination by a behavior professional to have the training and prerequisite skills required to provide positive practices strategies as well as behavior reduction approved intervention to the person who receives behavioral support
  • Direct supervision by a behavior professional.

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

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