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JJ Case Manager (Boomer, NC)

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you have a passion for helping people, or you love to see youth and young adults work hard to reach their full potential?  Want to provide at-risk-youth with the tools to begin their process of change and be successful? 
Come work with us as a JJ Case Manager and contribute to the positive transformation of the at-risk teens in our adolescent residential academy program located in Boomer, NC, and give them a second chance to succeed.
Make more than a Living, Make a Difference
We are proud to offer:
  • Low-Cost Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary term life insurance

Position Concept
Provide Case Management services and ongoing communication, evaluations, and assessments to youth, families, and Juvenile Probation Officers under the direct clinical supervision of a licensed mental health professional.

Essential Functions
  • Complete or arrange for all required mental health and substance abuse screenings and assessments.
  • Complete performance summaries, treatment plan reviews, aftercare/transition plans, and discharge summaries.
  • Assist Medicaid Clerk or other staff in post release data collection as required by Eckerd policy and contractual obligations.
  • Serve as liaison between the program, the Department of Juvenile Justice, other outside agencies, and the youth’s family.
  • Provide case management duties, preparing families for program visits, home leave experiences, family/group conferences, and aftercare responsibilities.
  • Network family members to available community resources.
  • Collaborate with leadership and performance improvement activities by conducting periodic reviews to ensure compliance with Eckerd policy and agency requirements.

Position Specifications
Education:  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, rehabilitation, special education, or in a related human services field.
Experience: Two years’ experience working with children with serious emotional disturbances or substance abuse problems. If the candidate has a master’s degree in an appropriate field, the experience requirement is preferred, but not required. Experience in a Medicaid provider environment is helpful. Experience with group work techniques is a plus.
Skills:  A sound understanding of group leadership, group dynamics, and experiential education. Records management and Medicaid processes preferred. Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Other: Must maintain an appropriate and valid state driver’s license. Must meet state criminal background check requirements.
Physical Demands: Must be in good physical health and emotionally stable. Must be able to move about the property. Must be able to participate in youth activities. Must be able to transport youth or staff. Must be free of communicable diseases as defined by the state and to the extent that data is attainable under the law. Must be able to pass PAR evaluation of physical techniques and written certification exam.
*This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.

Boys Residential Academy at Boomer
4654 High Rock Road | Boomer, NC 28606
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Eckerd Connects' Short-Term Juvenile Justice Residential program is a complete rehabilitative experience delivered in four to six months to adjudicated male youth, ages 13 - 17, as referred by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Juvenile Justice. This residential treatment concept combines promising and evidence-based practices with a strong family transition component and signifies a public-private partnership with the Division of Juvenile Justice which has produces an innovative shift in the way youth are served in North Carolina's juvenile justice system. Intensive, short-term services include individualized treatment and academic plans that combine formal and experiential education, community service, behavioral health, and family counseling is a non-punitive environment designed to address the youth's behavioral challenges through a strength-based approach. Youth also receive accredited education on-site and work together in small group settings with assigned counselors.
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Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 
Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.