Case Manager Job Description

Helping Heroes, is a community based, non-profit facility. It provides support services and resources to homeless and near homeless veterans in order to transition them to, or maintain self-sufficiency. Our SSVF Program (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) provides temporary housing assistance in conjunction with comprehensive case management to veterans with families who are homeless or are facing a housing crisis.

Helping Heroes is hiring a Case Manager to work with the SSVF program. The SSVF Case Manager duties are summarized as:

  • Outreach Specialist duties include:
    • Assist the program director in conducting and coordinating outreach activities as assigned

o   Setting up and tearing down for events such as fundraising and outreach activities

  • Case management services including:
    • Refer participants for help in obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits such as health care services, daily living services, personal financial planning services, transportation, fiduciary and payee services, legal services, child care, housing counseling services, and temporary financial assistance.

o   Conducts comprehensive screenings and assessments with veterans to collect functional, environmental, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information, as appropriate, to develop a case plan.

o   Provides service linkages and support systems for veterans and their families, including for children and adolescents, to ensure identified needs are met

o   Makes referrals to supportive services such as job developers, social workers and health care providers as deemed necessary

o   Develops support systems to meet veteran and family needs; coordinates and facilitates move-in activities, rental negotiations, and service referrals as required.

o   May make home and field visits

    • Provide supportive counseling and advocacy for families; provides crisis intervention, if needed.

o   May requiring help with moving furniture, cleaning and carrying food boxes

o   Other duties required to related physical activity.

  • Complete on-going record keeping and maintenance of statistical data.
  • Prioritization of tasks associated with assigned cases

This individual must demonstrate the ability to report directly to the SSVF Program Manager and must also participate in annual inspections conducted by funding agencies.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in social work or human service field is preferred, military and work experience will be considered
  2. 1 – 3 years experience working with veterans and/or the homeless population ( must have experience working with adults)
  3. Experience working with people in recovery
  1. Proven ability to develop relationships with families as well as a wide variety of service stakeholders (VA, schools, health and public benefit agencies
  1. Provide thorough and comprehensive documentation of services in a timely manner
  2. Work independently on identified case management needs
  3. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  1.  Able to lift and carry 50 pounds

 

Additional Requirements:

  • US Armed Forces veteran preferred
  • Social Work License preferred
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Pre employment physical with drug screen
  • Copy of Transcripts required upon hiring
  • Hold a valid driver’s license, car insurance and be willing and able to travel. DMV driving record must be provided upon hiring

Resume, Cover letter, and 3 references

            ATTN: Susan Harrison, Executive Director Helping Heroes

            256 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville WV 26041

 

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The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties is seeking a qualified Community Impact Director

Looking for an opportunity to work at a dynamic organization that makes an impact in your community? Look no further. The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties is seeking a qualified Community Impact Director to manage its community impact strategies, fund distribution process, and agency and community relations by working with volunteers, organizations, and local community members.

Essential Responsibilities:

Community Impact Management

  • Lead the assessment and implementation of the United Way’s community impact model.
  • Oversee community impact programs including the Family Resource Network, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and Warming Hands and Hearts Heating Fund.
  • Secure grant income and in-kind resources to finance community impact strategies.
  • Manage a grant portfolio to support community impact strategies.
  • Manage special events to support community impact programs.
  • Serve as a community resource on services and needs of the community.

Fund Distribution Management

  • Provide staff leadership in planning and directing all aspects of the annual Citizens’ Review Process, including program outcome measurement work.
  • Recruit high-caliber community volunteers to serve on Citizens’ Review Committee.
  • Explore and recommend alternative fund distribution models for consideration.

Agency Relations Management

  • Manage relationships with local nonprofit agencies to ensure a positive, mutually supportive environment for addressing the most pressing needs of the community.
  • Promote collaboration among United Way partners and other stakeholders that will promote better outcomes for residents.
  • Create capacity building and networking opportunities for partner agencies.
  • Provide educational opportunities and individual consultations to agencies on topics related to non-profit management.
  • Assist partner agencies in the preparation of grant requests, outcome measurement strategies, and other areas of work as requested or as time permits.

Other Duties

  • Provide information and referral for persons seeking services.
  • Represent United Way at community meetings, agency events, and local coalitions/tasks forces.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of and experience working with non-profit organizations.
  • Experience analyzing and using data to inform and improve program performance and outcomes.
  • Grant writing experience and successes.
  • Ability to build and retain quality relationships with business and community leaders.
  • Ability and desire to work effectively with professionals and volunteers from diverse backgrounds who have variety of competencies.
  • Strong team skills and proven capacity to initiate and manage complex projects.
  • Excellent communication skills including listening skills, written and oral communication skills, facilitation skills, and presentation skills.
  • Solid technical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a group setting.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines and handle multiple priorities.
  • Track-record of setting and meeting goals.
  • Creative in problem-solving.
  • Flexibility to attend evening and/or weekend events.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and data base management experience.

Behavioral Expectations:

  • Represent United Way positively, professionally, courteously, and effectively.
  • Integrate United Way’s business strategies by building positive internal and external relationships.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding personnel and organizational information.
  • Model the United Way Code of Ethics at all times.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • nonprofit management, community planning, or social work: 3 years

United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties 278C Spruce Street Morgantown, WV 26505-7500 Phone: (304) 296-7525 Fax: (304) 296-6370 Email: unitedway@unitedwaympc.org

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training 

Berkeley Medical Center will be hosting an Adult Mental Health First Aid Trainings.

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017                                                               

8:30am-4:30pm                                                           

Berkeley Medical Center Campus                                                        

Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center                                                

1st Floor Mountaineer Room                                                               

 

 

 

This is a FREE training. All materials and refreshments will be provided.

 

Space is limited so please only register if you are available to attend.

 

 

For more information or to register:  https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/

 

Questions: kprice@wvumedicine.org

 

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO JOIN US AT THE WV ADDICTION CONFERENCE….  conference registration deadline is October 12th.

 

I would like to personally invite you to consider attending the Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in the fall (See attached Agenda).  The WVMPHP, working closely with the West Virginia Boards of Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia State Medical Association and the West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association sponsor an annual educational program entitled, the “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference,” scheduled this year for October 19-21, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston.  This year’s focus is: Pain & Addiction, Best Practices & Proper Prescribing and other relevant topics of interest.  The conference satisfies the state-mandated 3-hour CME requirement for physicians and many other disciplines in this area.  For those unable to attend, the WVSMA condenses this program into a 3-hour webinar accessible to all physicians.  CMEs/CEUs/CLEs are provided for:  Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, AMA-Physicians & PAs, AOA-WVOMA, LPC, Lawyers (approved for 24 CEs; including 23.10 in substance abuse credits), Dentists and Pharmacists.

 

As you can see, the first day focuses particularly on integration of addiction treatment into the physician’s office.

 

The house of medicine stands by ready to work with you in mitigating the drug abuse crisis in this state.  To ensure success, we need to reach all physicians.  As a WV healthcare provider, please consider joining us at the conference in continuing education

 

We would be honored by your presence at this pinnacle of physician and other licensed healthcare professional educational event.  The “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference” registration can be performed online at www.wvmphp.org by clicking “register online” or you can submit by fax/email by clicking “or download registration form”, a registration form is also attached to this email. 

 

Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference

October 19-21

Embassy Suites, Charleston

20.75 hrs. CME

 24 total CLE credits

including 23.10 substance abuse credits for lawyers

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 12, 2017 (seating is limited)

 

 

Cyberbullying Laws in West Virginia

Cyberbullying Laws in West Virginia

Bullying is behavior that may be punished under school policy (see below) and even criminal statutes, such as the following.

Criminal statutes

Stalking and harassment. Prosecutors may charge cyberbullying under West Virginia’s stalking and harassment law, as when the bully repeatedly bothers or threatens a victim in a way that causes reasonable mental or emotional distress, or reasonable fear of imminent injury.

Violation of this law carries a fine of up to $1,000, up to six months in jail, or both. However, potential fines and time behind bars increase when certain aggravating factors exist. Among such factors are prior harassment convictions and the crime taking place in violation of a restraining order. (W. Va. Ann. Code § 61-2-9a; for more on sentencing in West Virginia, see West Virginia Misdemeanor Crimes by Class and Sentences and West Virginia Felony Crimes by Class and Sentences.)

Unlawful telephone calls. Bullies may also face criminal charges for making unlawful telephone calls. This crime applies where someone makes telephone calls to a victim that are obscene, repeated, anonymous, or threatening toward the victim or the victim’s property. The crime of unlawful telephone calls may incur a fine of up to $500, up to six months in jail, or both. (W.Va. Ann. Code § 61-8-16.)

Unlawful computer communications. Conduct that would be criminal under the unlawful-telephone-calls law, but which occurs by way of computer or other electronic device, constitutes the offense of unlawful computer communications. This offense applies to other kinds of similar behavior, too. It carries a fine of up to $500, up to six months in jail, or both. Second and subsequent convictions incur up to $1,000 by way of fine, up to one year in jail, or both. (W.Va. Ann. Code § 61-3C-14a.)

School policies

West Virginia law requires that each county school board establish an anti-bullying policy for its schools. Each policy must contain several components. Among the necessary components are :

  • a definition of harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and a statement prohibiting such behavior
  • procedures for reporting, documenting, and responding to bullying incidents
  • procedures for protecting victims and people who report bullying, and
  • a disciplinary procedure for students who bully.

Board policies must appear in student handbooks, and in county board publications that set forth the rules and standards for school conduct. (W.Va. Ann. Code § 18-2C-3.)

Defenses to Criminal Charges

Depending on the circumstances, those who face criminal charges stemming from bullying accusations may be able to claim the following defenses or ones similar to them.

Free speech

Free speech (which includes words and related actions) is a fundamental, yet limited right under the United States Constitution. Examples of speech potentially constituting a crime are falsely yelling “fire!” in a crowded theatre and comments that may qualify as terrorist threats.

The line between protected and criminal speech isn’t always clear. In a given case, a defense attorney might have a legitimate argument that alleged acts of cyberbullying really constituted legitimate speech that’s protected under the Constitution.

Reasonable reaction

Some crimes require that the victim experience a particular reaction that’s reasonable under the circumstances. For instance, West Virginia’s criminal harassment and stalking law requires that the bully’s behavior cause the victim to feel fear or mental or emotional distress, and that the fear or distress be reasonable under the circumstances. So, if the victim was hypersensitive to behavior that wouldn’t have created the required reaction in a reasonable person, then a violation of the statute hasn’t occurred.

WV State Police Junior Trooper Program

Junior Trooper Program:

Junior Troopers must be age 14 – 17 and enrolled in school. They must be nominated by either a state legislator, county school superintendent, uniformed or retired member of the state police. Once nominated candidates must then submit an essay of 250 words or less on why they want to be a Junior Trooper.

The West Virginia State Police Junior Trooper Academy’s primary purpose is to provide to students, who are interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field, a hands-on view of the West Virginia State Police. Selected students will participate in activities similar to those experiences by a West Virginia State Police Cadet.

The West Virginia State Police Junior Trooper Academy is designed to familiarize students with the West Virginia State Police and the law enforcement /criminal justice community, through relevant classroom lecture and interactive, participatory programs. It is not a disciplinary, recreational or underprivileged camp.

The Junior Trooper Academy will be held at the West Virginia State Police Academy located at Institute, West Virginia, JULY 24 – JULY 28, 2017. Candidates must be between the ages of 14 and 17. Candidates must be nominated by one of the following: an employee of the WV State Police, a member of the WV Legislature, or the school superintendent of the county in which the candidate attends school. Nominees submitted by other persons will not be considered. Only one nomination may be submitted by each nominator. The candidate is required to submit a letter of request (250 words maximum) stating the reason they believe they should be selected to attend. This letter must accompany the nomination form. Nomination forms MUST be submitted by Friday, April 14, 2017. If accepted into the program, participants will be required to submit a sports physical by a physician.

West Virginia State Police , 725 Jefferson Road, South Charleston, WV 25309 (304)746-2107 fax: 746-2281