"Building Independence One Empowered Consumer at a Time"

Erie County Care Management is committed to:

* Partnering with individuals and families.
* Principles of Recovery.
* "Everyday Lives" philosophy.
* Collaborating with service providers and funding sources.
* Continuous Quality Improvements.

Career Opportunities

Erie County Care Management is always interested in meeting energetic, qualified applicants who are committed to serving our target populations. All positions require a high degree of professionalism, and the minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Services are documented in a computer data base, and the successful candidates must be prepared to spend a minimum of 20% of their work day performing on-line documentation. All positions have productivity requirements that vary divisionally.
We have a staff of approximately 150, and frequently have opportunities for new positions in the following areas:

Early Intervention Service Coordination – An EI Service Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to locate, coordinate and monitor services for a caseload of infants and toddlers from birth to age 3 who display developmental delays in one or more of the following areas: Speech and Language, Gross or Fine Motor, Cognition, Self-Help or Social/Emotional Development. The Service Coordinator carries a caseload of approximately 45 cases, and assists the families in accessing an assessment of their child’s functioning, and developing and monitoring the service delivery and an Individual Family Service Plan. Ongoingly, the SC will monitor the services provided, to assure that the child continues to receive the level of care that will best meet their individual needs.

Developmental Disabilities Supports Coordination – A DD Supports Coordinator works with a caseload of approximately 45 individuals with mental retardation. The Supports Coordinator’s primary focus is to locate, coordinate and monitor services for the individuals on their caseload. The Supports Coordinator assists the individual in accessing services, and facilitates an annual Individual Supports Plan, which brings together all of the significant people and services in that individual’s life and results in a comprehensive document that addresses all of the areas of the individual’s life, from demographics to medications, to services being received and informal supports. The Supports Coordinator then monitors the individual and the services being received throughout the year.

Mental Health Administrative Case Management - Case Managers in this service provide intake, assessment, referral, authorization, and monitoring of children, adults and senior citizens with mental health concerns. Additionally, clinical staff develop diversion options for individuals admitted to local inpatient mental health units, who are at risk for state hospitalization, and actively participate in discharge planning for all Erie County residents during their treatment at Warren State Hospital. Mental Health Administrative Case Management is also the point of entry for the enrollment of individuals in the public mental health system. These positions require the minimum of a Master’s Degree.

Health Choices Care Managers - A Care Manager is responsible for assisting members identified at risk for recidivism, discontinuous care, or as members of priority or special needs populations who present with complex needs for coordination of their behavioral health services with other aspects of their care. The care manager is responsible for assisting these assigned members to care at all levels of the continuum, and for providing any and all required pre-certification, continued stay and/or discharge reviews; service authorization, and care coordination as needed. The Care Manager executes these responsibilities consistent with Erie County’s Managed Care provider, Community Care’s applicable Policies and Procedures. A care manager represents the organization to providers, member groups and families, and participates in the overall administration of clinical operations as warranted.
A care manager is expected to bring a level of clinical leadership to the care management department. These care managers are specifically chosen based upon a targeted area of practice, supported by education, training, and experience, with expertise in the delivery of behavioral health care to a given population. In addition, a care manager may serve as the care management lead for other members of his/her team. All Care Managers within the Health Choices must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree, as well as clinical licensure within the state of Pennsylvania.

Erie County Care Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing a competitive compensation package and excellent working conditions.

If you would like to be considered for an interview, please send a resume and letter of interest to: lshickler@eccaremgt.org –OR- Lynn Shickler, SPHR, Human Resources Director, Erie County Care Management, Inc., 1601 Sassafras Street, Erie, PA 16502.

Human Resources Department
Erie County Care Management, Inc.
1601 Sassafras St.
Erie, PA 16502