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KDOC Case Manager - COMCARE

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $15.40 per hour | This position is currently eligible for a sign on bonus of $2,500 after 60 days of employment. | This position has also been approved for a salary increase effective January 1, 2022. The new rate of pay will be $19.64 per hour. 

Work Schedule: Varied schedule M-F 


Collaborate with KDOC system to ensure the client that are involved with the KDOC system receives the best possible community based services. Coordinates services for individuals releasing from prison into the community. Ensures that all patients that are released from a prison facility engage fully in outpatient services post release by engaging with consumers frequently during the transition to the community.


Direct Client Service

  • Create plans to ensure clients get to their mental health appointments
  • Confer with client caregivers, families, physicians, lawyers, community service providers and other professionals throughout the County and to secure and coordinate services
  • Assist clients to maintain basic needs
  • Provide outreach, screening and engagement services to potential participants
  • Respond to the immediate needs of referrals
  • Arrange for the discharge of inpatient referrals and coordination of transition to the community
  • Provide outreach services to reengage consumers who have been recently released from prison
  • Provide Targeted Case Management for assigned consumers to aid in achieving goals identified in the individualized treatment plan. TCM interventions include: Treatment planning, collateral contacts, phone support, access to supports and service coordination
  • Provide Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment for assigned consumers to achieve treatment goals. CPST interventions include: assistance in improving symptom self-management, strengths assessment and planning, assistance to assure consumer income maintenance, individual therapeutic intervention, medication education, crisis management, assistance in to achieve academic progress
  • Provide Attendant Care for assigned consumers to achieve treatment goals. AC interventions include: direct support, supervision and/or cueing
  • Provide transportation to support client attendance in medical appointments and other therapeutic goal related activities


Facilitate Discharges from KDOC facility

  • Assist in implementing release plans for clients in the KDOC system
  • Provide frequent contact with clients for 3-4 weeks post discharge from the facility
  • Research and coordinate un-tapped services in the community and state for particularly difficult patients to serve
  • Prepare written discharge plans to COMCARE staff, affiliate agencies and KDOC staff prior to a client being discharged
  • Monitor the implementation of release plans to ensure the clients have all recommended services promptly on their discharge from the prison
  • Act as a liaison between all the COMCARE programs and affiliates regarding consumers that are currently incarcerated. Provide feedback and direction to medical team regarding the determination of services needed, availability, barriers and solutions
  • Work to remove service barriers to enhance service delivery upon release from facility to prevent further legal charges


Treatment Planning and Documentation

  • Prepare Treatment Plan including client and family participation on cases where needed
  • Collaborate in review, updates and progress on goals with Treatment Plan coordinator or other members of the treatment team


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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