Community Action Team (CAT) Case Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512479-810182
    • Job Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 24, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Compensation Range: $21.00 - $25.00 per hour depending on education and/or experience. Includes a generous individual benefits package.
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Job Description:


Position Summary

The Mental Health Case Manager will be responsible for providing support services including assessments, case management, rehabilitation services, crisis management, and collaboration and coordination with other service providers. The Mental Health Case Manager will need to incorporate several mental health wellness and recovery techniques, including Mental Health First-Aid and Trauma Informed Care techniques, to adult clients who have either/both severe mental health issues and drug and alcohol abuse issues.

Under direction of the TMHA Director, and in conjunction with the San Luis Obispo Police Department, the Mental Health Case Manager provides consultation and subject expertise for the team, and ensures that each team member’s observations and interactions with the clients are considered for individual treatment planning. The Mental Health Case Manager works in collaboration with other TMHA programs and community partners in order to link clients to the most needed resources available.


Full-time, 40 hours per week.

Experience and Skills:

MA/MS and 6 month of full-time mental health experience working with adults OR Bachelor’s Degree in a related Human Services field and at least 2.5 years of full-time mental health experience working with adults OR an AA/AS degree and at least 4 years’ of full-time experience of mental health experience working with adults OR 6 years of full-time equivalent of mental health experience working with adults. Ability to handle intense situations, display good judgment and decision making skills, and remain calm and clearheaded under pressure. Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in a safe living environment; develop a meaningful role in the community; and have access to competent and continuous supports and services. Must have a strong commitment in clients’ rights to self-govern and create their own choices. Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative work style and strong oral/written communication skills. Able to deal effectively with a variety of people and personality types regardless of age, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or socio-economic level. Well defined organizational and time management skills. Ability to work independently and flexibly. Must use reasonable precautions in the performance of one’s duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices while acting in such a manner as to assure at all times, maximum safety to one’s self, fellow employees, clients, and other persons contacted through TMHA business. Must have reliable automobile and utilize own vehicle at work with a company mileage reimbursement when a company vehicle is not available. Conditions of employment include: Must be at least 18 years of age; possess a valid CA Driver’s License, reliable transportation, proof of auto insurance, and DMV driving record that meets TMHA’s current vehicle insurance requirements. May be required to utilize personal vehicle and auto insurance. Attendance is an essential function of this job that requires face-to-face interaction with clients and/or other employees. Ability to possess and maintain good physical and mental health. Comply with a T.B. assessment (possibly a TB test if needed to confirm a negative tuberculosis result) and receipt of a criminal record clearance through fingerprinting. Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster, or request a medical exemption with a healthcare provider document advising against the vaccine OR an exemption based on a strongly held religious belief or practice per the California Department of Public Health. Those who request and are approved for an exemption will be required to test for COVID-19 weekly and send the results to TMHA’s Human Resources Director every 7 days. Must be able to successfully complete First Aid and CPR training.