ALC is a small outpatient rural mental health community-based agency. Our services include both therapy and case management so professional have access to the clients team servicing the client in a collaborative format.
Mental health outpatient therapists. (Not Counselors). A candidate must possess a Bachelor of Science and hold a Master Degree from a credited college or university in Clinical Social Work. Currently hold a license from the State of Maine either a License Master of Social Work conditional clinical
LMSw/CC or Licensed Clinical Social Work. LCSW (No exceptions).
Peer Support positions for our case management programs. Willing to participate in an extensive training through the Department of Heath and Human Services Paid for, of course, through ALC. Looking to add the funding source to the BHH program for Children once this position is filled and training is complete.
Volunteer opportunities do exist inquire with-in. Office management helper and general office help. Great way to learn skills and gain resume experiences. Back ground checks apply to all.
ALC is a great place to apply your skills and serve our mental/ behavioral health population for children, adolescents, adults and families.
Must be able to work independently, good organizational skills and most importantly a sense of humor and gets along well with others. ALC provides a pleasant, safe, fun working environment. Training and advancing your skills are encouraged. We work as a team and enjoy each other’s company.
ALC Benefits include generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, 401k, short term disability, flexible hours and scheduling. Paid trainings to meet continued learning units. (CEU’S). Can work Saturdays and evening if this fits your schedule. Subject to back ground check on a federal level for criminal behaviors and with the Department of Health and Human Services State of Maine for child abuse allegations.
Working with clients on zoom is saved for when covid hits and a working relationship has been established between therapist and client. No zoom session for children. “It’s hard enough getting them to focus without the added distraction of the computer”.
For elementary aged children we are directly across the street from Guy E Rowe. ALC has an agreement between parent and school that children can be seen during school hours, this helps parents with transportation issues. The high school and junior high school are a 10-to-15-minute walk for the adolescents.
“Give a spin” A Life’s Compass, PLLC is a fun Place to work while doing serious work in helping individuals change their life around.
What is case management I would like to move this section around and change some of the wording.
I would like to add: What sets us apart from other mental health agencies?
Here at ALC we have created a continuum of care with-in our programs. Often times a child will come in for play therapy. Over the years this child does a piece of work takes a break sometime years, comes back as an adolescent, takes a break and comes back again as an adult. Dr Redfield has been at the same place for 12 years. Prior to that she worked at Community Concepts providing therapy. The gift she gives to the community is longevity. Most of our referral are word of mouth, that’s why you don’t really see us advertise.
Working through our BHH program we offer a team approach which includes therapist, case manager, psychiatric nurse, medical professional and an register nurse.
Children’s and Adolescent’s Case Manager. The Children‘s and Adolescent’s case manager Program at A Life’s Compass PLLC assists families in identifying and meeting a wide range of needs for their child with a mental health diagnosis. Targeted case management services are provided under section 13 Maine care rules and regulations under The State of Maine.
A targeted children’s case manager at ALC assists child adolescents and their families conduct a biopsychosocial assessment, make referrals linking needed services, monitors progress from the developed treatment plan and provides advocacy services for the child in various setting such as the school systems.
Case management enables parents to become informed about resources and to be able to effectively advocate for their child. Case managers work with families to develop individualized service plans to identify needs in areas including outpatient mental health therapy, psychiatry, behavioral services, education advocacy and consultations, social/recreation, coordination of treatment teams and plans, accessing benefits, giving support and guidance.
Target population is children 0 to 21 who have a mental health diagnosis and reside in Oxford, Androscoggin, and northern Cumberland counties/ with-in a 25 radius of Norway Maine.
Case managers meet with families in their home, school, community setting including the office at 220 Main street Norway Maine 04268.ALC exits the case management process when the parent is comfortable going forward on their own.
Must have own transportation with a clean driving record. Provide your own car insurance 1,000,000 to 3,000,000 in coverage. Provide your own telephone. ALC provides computer, professional insurance. Medical premiums up to $200.0, Aflac short term disability, medical and dental insurance, 401 K contributions. Access to office manager to assist with office duties. Trainings to comply with regulations through the State of Maine
State of Maine Background Criminal check, child protection background checks.
Agency hours Monday through Friday 8;00 am to 5 pm. Saturday appts at your discretion.
Scheduling with clients is case mangers responsibility along with maintaining your own schedule.
Paperwork is a big part of case management service; it is your responsibility to remain organized and maintain records in a chart file and in the electronic record system of Apricot through Support Solutions. Expectations with follow the rule and regulations of the State of Maine. Payment for work will be made upon the completion of completed weekly case notes handed in weekly with your billing sheets. Monies paid back to the State of Maine due to no notes or poorly written notes is the responsibility of the case manager and will be deducted from last paycheck.
Knowledge in the Kepro system is helpful. Client information is entered into the Kepro system by case manager for approval of service and billing purposes.
Case manager can work from home. Making sure to always respect confidentiality.
Training will be provided by ALC. It is the responsibility of the case manager to be always aware of training needs for their MHRT/C or licensure. Keeping the training form up to date in personnel files.
Case managers will track billable hours and submit billing sheet every week to office personnel.
Case managers are provided an electronic file system to keep all documentation in the file. This includes but not limited to assessments, treatment plans, releases of information all demographics and all other documentations necessary to perform duties.
Alc will provide three weeks’ vacation 2 weeks sick time and 13 holidays including your birthday.
ALC will pay for licensure applications, exam (1 time only with a passing grade), MEETING THE State of Maine requirements.