Rensselaer County Department of Mental Health
Intensive Case Manager
February 2011 — Present
Coordinates, links, monitors and assesses mental health services for youth with significant and persistent mental health needs. Develops needs assessments and service goals with client, monitors progress towards goals and assesses mental health throughout service delivery. Works closely with parents to help eliminate barriers to client success and foster positive change. Participates in school meetings and often acts as a bridge between school and home. Works with client to identify and utilize natural supports and resources in their community. Develops safety plans with client and parents and supports objectives of therapeutic treatment goals. Helps client and family access crisis resources in the community such as crisis ER, hospitals, respite beds, Parsons Mobile Crisis, DSS, and foster care. Helps parents access their own mental health care when needed and participate in parent support groups.