The Forensic Intensive Recovery (FIR) Program is a prison deferral initiative that offers eligible criminal offenders substance abuse treatment in lieu of incarceration. PHMC is responsible for operating the Clinical Evaluation Unit, which evaluates eligible criminal offenders for chemical dependency; refers them to community based providers for residential, intensive outpatient and regular outpatient treatment services; and provides case management services for FIR program participants. The Office of Addiction Services (OAS) of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health funds this program. All clients must be referred through the Defender's Association of Philadelphia. The IPP is a direct seeking program, in lieu of incarceration and all referrals must come through the Defender's Association of Philadelphia.
PHMC's FIR program is seeking case managers to provide case management services to chemically dependent forensic population up to a caseload of 45 active clients.
Establish and maintain service productivity goal at minimum designated service units per week.
Documentation of service provision within 24 hours of service completion to individuals assigned
Participation in weekly team meetings and scheduled case conferencing with probation meeting reporting requirements
Participation in bi-weekly supervision meeting
Collaboration and attendance at meetings with probation/parole, treatment providers and other collaborating agencies
Submission of documentation for reauthorization of services for individuals on caseload
Completion of discharge summaries within time frames specified by program
Assist individuals to link to recovery support services including Pro-ACT recovery center, Access to Recovery, faith-based institutions, mental
health services and other identified community supports
Weekly schedules which detail activities for each week to be completed
Maintain client records in accordance with agency fee for service standards, managed care, and licensing requirements
Prioritize assisting clients to enroll in treatment, physical health services, DPA, vocational services, and educational services.
Identify, coordinate and link community resources to client to promote accessibility to recovery oriented community services
Coordinate and communicate with other programs within and outside the agency to foster a collaborative team approach.
Average of 80% work week in the field for offsite client appointments and meetings.
Valid Driver license required
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to meet timelines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Good analytical and problem solving skills
Bilingual fluency a plus
Computer proficiency including use of word processing and participant database systems
Knowledge of criminal justice and behavioral health system
Experience in working with databases
Experience in direct case management services with the chemically dependent criminal justice population a plus. Experience in fee for service delivery a plus.
Minimum a Bachelor’s degree in related field and one (1) year of direct client contact and/or drug and alcohol setting, preferred.
Case managers must complete required Case Management trainings provided by BHTEN