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Care Manager (Union)

Agency Name: Sanilac County CMH

Agency Contact: Tracey Finall

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Sanilac
  • Salary Range: $23-$31.62/Hour per Hour
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Position: Care Manager (Union)
Position code: 23-51, 23-52& 23-53
Position Location: All Sites
Current Work hours: 40 HRS/WK
Compensation Range: $23.00-$31.62/Hour
Position Dates: ASAP
Supervisor: Clinical Supervisor
Date Position Posted: 8/28/2023
Internal Deadline: 9/5/2023
Requirements: Bachelors Degree in Human Services Field. Preferred but not required, licensure as a RN, LLBSW, LBSW, LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LLP, LLPC, or LPC.
Testing Requirements: Critical Thinking and DISC Assessment
**This position is eligible for a $4,000 Sign-On Bonus!

All internal and external job applicants are required to use UltiPro to apply for this position. Please see the Sanilac County CMH website at and click on “Employment”.


Job Title: Care Manager
Department: MI, Care Management Services, Clinical Services
Location: Ehardt/Children’s/Administrative/Croswell Site
Supervisor: Clinical Supervisor
Classification: Seven (7)
Prepared Date: 2/9/12
Reviewed By HR: 12/01/2014, 12/01/2015, 01/09/2017, 12/01/2017, 12/01/2018, 12/2/2019, 10/15/2020, 3/8/2022, 10/04/2022, 12/20/2022, 6/2/2023
Reviewed By Supervisor: 12/5/2019, 10/15/2020, 3/22/2022, 10/24/2022
Revised By: Chief Operating Officer
Revised Date: 2/10/12, 02/10/2013, 2/10/14, 11/18/2015, 02/17/2016, 04/03/2017, 6/10/2020, 09/01/2022, 10/06/2022, 6/2/2023

This position is responsible for all functions of case management including advocacy, coordination assessment, linking, and monitoring of services for an assigned caseload of individuals with a primary diagnosis of developmental disability or mental illness. Settings include the CMH office, home, and/or the community. This position will perform the following duties.


• Gathers and Reviews information such as medical, psychological, and social history contributing to the individual’s situation. Evaluates this information to determine the individual’s needs and capabilities towards the least restrictive environment and/or services.
• Initiates and coordinates professional assessments according to the presenting problem and relevant standards and is responsible for sharing and presenting assessment/treatment data as authorized and required for implementation and coordination with other agencies, courts, and caretaker.
• Completes the person-centered plan of service and periodic review of progress and assures that the preferences of the individual served are reflected in the individual plan of treatment. Makes direct/indirect contacts in accordance with the person-centered plan with the assigned individuals, develops short- and long-term goals related to the needs presented and is responsible for assuring the implementation, coordination, and monitoring of the person-centered plan of service in residential, employment, school, and other settings.
• Serves as the primary advocate for assigned individuals, and as the primary liaison with their families, guardians, caretaker and/or their agencies involved in their service network.
• Provides consultation, referral and in-services to staff, caretaker, families, and other agencies as needed to meet the specialized needs of individuals served.
• Participates in and assists with placement planning and completes necessary forms and paperwork for placement. For individuals requiring specialized, contracted, and other placement services, the care manager completes and coordinates a residential treatment plan and visits the home as required to monitor progress in the placement setting.
• Provide community outreach to individuals who have a history of hospital recidivism in order to be proactive in preventing crisis situations
• The care manager participates in after hours on-call participation, crisis intervention during the workday, and other duties as assigned.
• Participates in evidence-based practices as assigned (DBT/IDDT/FPE/IPS etc.).
• Staff will complete appropriate OBRA Assessments and/or provide OBRA coordination as directed by supervisor.
• Provide assistance with carrying out Grant requirements as needed.
• Provide linking and coordinating to ensure Integrated Health Care needs of individuals are addressed.
• CCBHC Care Managers will be responsible for the coordination and linkage to external services.
• Performs initial intakes as assigned by Supervisor.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Sanilac CMH staff are dedicated to providing services to the community to improve lives. When they see a task that needs to be completed, they step in to assist or are first in line to help the Agency in promoting recovery, discovery and independence. Each staff member works within their strengths and collaborates with their coworkers so that collectively we are a stronger whole. Staff provide positive feedback and suggestions to improve the quality of care in the Agency. They hold their coworkers, the individuals they serve and the community in high esteem.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Takes initiative and steps in to take on difficult challenges.
• Willing to identify problems and work to resolve them in the early stages.
• Plans and organizes work activities and uses time efficiently.
• Properly organizes and carries out job tasks in a timely manner.
• Know and understands job expectations and is willing to expand job knowledge and skills to be more effective to the Agency and the individuals served.
• Is enthusiastic about the Agency’s Mission and is a positive influence for co-workers and individuals served.
• Demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to Agency policies and procedures and is willing to provide suggestions to make policies and procedures more efficient.
• Is willing to think outside of the box while able to make sound decisions and taking actions based on sound reasoning and weighing possible outcomes.

• Consistently treats all people with dignity and respect.
• Demonstrates expected ethics and principals.
• Accepts responsibility for actions and follows through on commitments.
• Demonstrates ability and willingness to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a team.
• Willingly acknowledges team members and co-workers’ value to your work.

Emotional Intelligence:
• Verbal and written communication is constructive, effective, respectful, and clear.
• Willing to take the time to learn about co-workers’ personality so that working together is more effective.
• Willingness to ask questions, listen to others’ ideas, and understand how the impact of your work, impacts your co-workers/team.
• Willing/Ability to be cost conscious

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Candidates/Employees are required to have at least a Bachelors Degree in Human Services Field from an accredited school. Preferred but not required, licensure as a RN, LLBSW, LBSW, LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LLP, LLPC, or LPC. SST licensure for staff that meet the Medicaid requirements.
• Candidates/Employee must also qualify as QMHP, QIDP or CMHP where appropriate for population being served.
• For anyone working with children, they must receive 24 hours of Children’s training per calendar year and become a CAFAS rater. A Minimum of three year of experience with examination, evaluation and treatment of SED Children and families is required.
• Substance license preferred; staff are encouraged to apply for a MCBAP development plan.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software. Recommended typing speed of 45 wpm.

Valid Michigan Chauffeur’s License if transporting individuals that receive services.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; travel between offices and throughout building, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee may be required to travel to outside meetings or homes as determined by caseload. While performing some of the duties of this job, the employee is will be exposed to outside weather conditions.

Sanilac County CMH embraces an employment environment that promotes recovery and discovery, a person-centered approach to treatment/services, and cultural competence. An employee in this or any position is expected to support the employment environment. This includes having lived experience with behavioral health issues.

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