What does a Targeted Case Manager do?
A targeted case manager helps you to access needed services and resources. Here are a few examples of how we help you:
- Assisting with locating and securing housing
- Linking to employment opportunities
- Referring you to mental health or substance use services such as individual, group and/or family therapy, AA, NA, parenting classes, etc.
- Identifying and assessing you or your families needs
- Helping you identify supportive people in your life
- Linking you to resources for food, utilities and other basic necessities
- Helping to navigate social support services such as: SSI, Disability, GED classes, College Applications, Food Stamps, etc.
- Collaborating with your team members to ensure you receive the best care possible. Your team may include your therapist, community support provider, primary care physician, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, social services, the department of juvenile justice, a teacher, or anyone else that may be supporting you.
- Collaborating with school officials to help address behaviors, peer concerns, IEP issues/implementation
- Assistance with social activities (camps, sports, 4-H, Boys and Girls Club, church events, etc.)
- Helping to support you with your Managed Care Organization
- Identifying and linking with other support services such as the Michele P. Waiver, SCL Waiver and more
- Monitor quality and access to therapeutic and other needed services
- Help you with crisis planning for times when life becomes challenging
- Meets with you several times monthly to ensure that needs are being met, resources are being utilized, services are going well and continually assessing your needs
Who is eligible to have a Targeted Case Manager?
Medicaid recipients ages 4 and older who have a mental health or substance use disorder and need help accessing services and resources for social, medical, educational, vocational, housing or other needs that impact the mental health or substance use challenges affecting daily living.