Mental health case managers are responsible for is the development and implementation of care plans for their clients; these plans must be coordinated with the clients' home care services and physicians' orders. Additionally, mental health case managers are in charge of ensuring that all of these services are delivered in adherence with licensing guidelines, professional medical standards, and agency policies and rules. They also perform the clients' intake assessments and submit all documentation to health care professionals who need them. Mental health case managers also check up regularly on their clients and make recommendations based on the clients' health care needs. This is generally a full-time position, although this professional's hours may vary depending on their employer's and clients' needs.
Mental health case manager must possess any licenses required by their state board, as well as relevant work experience. At least a bachelor's degree in a related field (such as nursing) is typically needed. These case managers must be self motivated and able to work well with a team and their clients. Having strong communication skills, both in written and verbal form, is needed as well.
Mental Health Case Manager Tasks
Manage caseload and documentation.
Supervise and support patients needs adhering to program guidelines.
Advocate for patient's medical care and basic living needs.
Provide for referrals and community contacts.