Case Manager - Family House
Job Details
Hicks Family Ranch - Buda, TX
Full Time
  • Observe parent/child interactions and provide redirection and learning opportunities.
  • Attend and assist with organized parenting events.
  • Interface with treatment team to assess parent and child needs and create parenting case management service plan.
  • Address such issues as child physical, emotional, and mental development; positive guidance and discipline; attachment/bonding; nutrition; safety; routine and other issues appropriate to parenting.
  • Work with clients individually and set up appointments in the community and on-site that foster self-sufficiency.
  • Attend Family Treatment Drug Court when Primary Counselor is not available.
  • Attend community Family Treatment Drug Court case management meetings bi-monthly.
  • Organizes and attends onsite Resource Fair with other Case Managers and facilitates communication with community referrals and partners.
  • Performs case management duties as assigned for Family Treatment Drug Court clients by Program Director.
  • Occasionally transport mothers to activities.
  • Assist with performing RCS duties as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with CPS, CASA, FTDC and attorneys.
  • Performs orientation function by describing to clients the general nature and goals of the program and the program’s specific rules, parameters, costs, and client rights.
  • Performs charting function; creating, printing and filing all necessary documentations to include but not limited to service begin/end, assessment, treatment plans, case management notes, reviews discharging (discharge assessment, plan and summary) and progress notes (individual, group, educational and administrative)
  • Performs assessment function by identifying clients’ strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs for the development of treatment plans.
  • Performs treatment planning function by identifying and ranking clients’ problems, establishing agreed upon immediate and long term goals, and deciding on treatment methods and resources to be utilized.
  • Performs counseling function by utilizing special skills to assist clients in achieving objectives through evaluation of problems and their ramifications, examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions, and decision making.
  • Performs case management function by initiating activities which bring people, services, agencies, and other resources together within a planned framework of action working toward the achievement of established goals.
  • Performs crisis intervention function by responding to clients’ needs during acute emotional and/or physical distress.
  • Performs client education function by providing information to clients concerning alcohol and substance abuse, recovery, and available services and resources.
  • Performs referral function by identifying the needs of clients which cannot be met by the counselor or agency and helping clients use available support systems and community resources.
  • Performs consultation function by working with other counselors and professionals in regard to client treatment services to assure comprehensive, quality care to clients.
  • Maintains liaison with referring agencies.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings.
  • Drives to other locations for meetings and training
  • Performs other related assignments as directed by the Clinical Manager.
  • Experience working with high-need, low-income families with very young children
  • Working knowledge of substance-abuse and mental-health disorders
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to establish effective rapport with clients
  • Ability to work flexible hours and be on call
  • Must be able to use basic computer software
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified upon hire or within 90 days of hire.
  • A valid Texas driver’s license and a clean driving record



  • Bilingual Spanish-English


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a related field
  • LCDC license or CI designation
  • Experience working in the chemical dependency treatment field



Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities


Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Communicates orally with management, co-workers and the public in face-to-face, one to one, and group settings.
  • Regularly uses a telephone for communication
  • Uses office equipment such as computer terminals, copiers, and Fax machines.
  • Sits for extended time periods.
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges.
  • Uses hands to finger, handle and feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to stand and walk.


Supervised By:

  • Clinical Manager


All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, citizenship, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law. Austin Recovery works affirmatively to build a staff and board that includes people of many different races, classes, religions, genders, physical and mental abilities, ages and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated.
* *Due to our work with children there are some convictions such as sex offenses that would prevent employment to offered to those applying for a position in programing with children.