Case management provides individual attention that connects persons served to resources, services and community supports. Staff members in the case management services are bachelor degree social workers with experience and knowledge in providing services to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and co-occurring disabilities. Participants and their families are assisted in development of a person centered plan of service designed to move them toward the least restrictive setting with an emphasis on employment and/or an improved quality of life.
Staff meets face to face with persons served as needed to assess their progress toward established goals in the individual plan of service. In addition, they connect with community natural supports, public entitlements, and recreational activities to ensure those served are adequately sustained in a community setting. Case managers are also expected to coordinate linkage to supported employment services and for assistance in obtaining community employment. Case managers complete necessary documentation to support the services needed.
The VIP Program provides primary case management for individuals. Secondary case management is also provided for individuals with an outside primary case manager.
VIP Case Managers are licensed social workers that are supervised by a master’s level clinician.