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Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR) Case Manager

Department of Veteran Affairs

Provides case management and specialized therapeutic interventions for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness diagnoses. Work is primarily in the community focusing on rehabilitation, skill building, problem solving, community re-integration and crisis resolution while respecting the Veteran's right to self-determination. Works with a an experienced interdisciplinary team of mental health providers to include social workers, counselors, psychologists, nurses, vocational rehabilitation specialists and psychiatrists.
Excellent benefits. https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/
Starting at $79,363 depending on experience.
See qualifications in job announcement.
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Duties:
- Completes screening and assessment of Veteran referrals, verifies a clinical need for program participation and presents information gathered to the ICMHR treatment team for admission consideration.
- Provides specialized treatment of complex mental illness and advanced level case management interventions in treating Veterans recovering from serious mental illness and co-occurring psychosocial, medical, and psychiatric conditions.
- Effectively functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team of Social Workers/Counselors, Nurses, Psychiatrists, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, etc.
- Provides intensive case management in the Veteran's home and in the community, focusing on rehabilitation, crisis/stress management, crisis resolution, problem solving, skill building and improvement in independent functioning.
- Employs a variety of psychological, rehabilitation and mental health techniques including evolving and evidence-based practices and provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy.
- Incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses.
- Coordinates Veteran care and serves as an advocate on behalf of Veterans in the program.
- Provides Veterans and their family members with community outreach, counseling, therapy, direct services and referral to VA and community resources.
- Exercises judgment and decision making in the formulation of treatment plans in conjunction with the interdisciplinary treatment team and Veteran.
- Completes regular and ongoing assessments of the Veteran's progress and treatment and engages the Veteran in discharge planning as necessary.
- Empowers and respects the Veteran's right to self-determination while helping the Veteran identify and articulate their strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
- Participates in weekly interdisciplinary team case conferencing meetings to review ongoing Veteran treatment, progress towards goals and Veteran crises.
- Follows all VA directives, handbooks, local policies, and SOP's.
- Provides ongoing documentation in the medical record of Veteran progress according to VA policies and documentation requirements for CARF and JC accreditation
-Partners with VA and community agencies/stakeholders. Acts as a resource and liaison to ensure continuity of care. Collaborates to address Veteran needs or concerns.
- Facilitates psychotherapy and support groups related to recovery, skill development and community reintegration.
- Coordinates or participates in Veteran hospitalizations, discharges, transfers between levels of care, and participates in ongoing treatment team meetings, both outpatient and inpatient.
- Assists Veteran in identifying and applying for VA, Social Security, and other benefits.
- Drives government vehicles to Veteran homes and in the community or to transport Veterans as related to care plans. The incumbent must possess current driver's license and drive a government vehicle in carrying out professional duties when deemed necessary.
- Uses computer, cell phone and other technologies for the purposes of communication and documentation.
- Displays high standards of ethical conduct and takes an appropriate ethical course of action when alerted to concerns. Uses sound judgement and behaves in an honest, fair, and trustworthy manner. Conducts practice in accordance with professional ethical standards.


Executive Director

National Association of Social Workers – Montana Chapter


The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is seeking an Executive Director for the Montana Chapter. Applicants will possess strong nonprofit association management skills, a substantial knowledge of the social work profession, and a strong commitment to social work values. Applicants will also have leadership skills that engage, inspire, and mobilize the Association’s membership.  

NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with over 100,000 members. The Montana Chapter has almost 550 members statewide. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound and just social policies. 

The position is for 37.5 hours per week with a competitive salary plus excellent benefits, including health and life insurance, and retirement. The Chapter Executive Director reports to the NASW Deputy Director of Chapter Operations at the National Office and is accountable to the Montana Chapter Board of Directors. Travel across the state of Montana is a required component of the position. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; BSW/MSW preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of senior management or administrative experience; nonprofit experience is plus
  • Leadership experience working and collaborating with professional or non-profit organizations and their volunteer Boards 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while meeting organizational goals and timelines
  • Exceptional management and administrative skills with oversight of multiple programs
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting


Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional Social Worker with MSW
  • NASW member or join upon employment 
  • Experience in membership recruiting, engagement, and support
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including, funders, volunteers, and partner organizations
  • Strong public speaking ability: Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, volunteers, and members
  • Experience in writing and applying for grants, and grant implementation and evaluation
  • Demonstrated program development and implementation experience
  • Experience and skills in the areas of public policy, advocacy and the legislative process
  • Ability to manage administrative tasks in conjunction with the NASW National Office
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Experience working with social media
  • Proficiency with MS Office products software, including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint, as well as working in the online/“cloud” environment.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants will email a cover letter and résumé addressing above qualifications,to:mthomason.nasw@socialworkers.org, Subject title “Montana Executive Director” until position is filled.


NASW-MT is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination.  Applicants from diverse communities are encouraged to apply.

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