D&A Case Management Specialist

Job Title:
D&A Case Management Specialist
County Name:
Chester County
This position is responsible for providing case management services to drug and/or alcohol eligible clients so that a more satisfactory social, economic, emotional or physical living condition can be achieved and a drug/alcohol free lifestyle can be maintained.  This may include providing case management services to specialized populations, including those involved in the Chester County Treatment Court.   

This job requires the following documents to be obtained, reviewed as acceptable by the supervisor and re-obtained every five years:  PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal History and FBI Criminal History. 

A person in this position is expected to demonstrate the system of care practice model, which maximizes all resources around an individual or family.  This system of care includes child and adult serving agencies and community partners that join with an individual or family to meet their goals. 

Final candidates will be required to complete an on-line assessment and complete required documentation granting permission for the County of Chester to obtain a 3 year Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).


Essential Duties
  • Conduct and/or review client intakes and assessments to approve and/or facilitate appropriate treatment placement.   

  • Directly provide and/or ensure development of service plan which addresses client support service needs.  Responsible for ensuring that plan is routinely updated in compliance with Department policy.

  • Directly provide and/or ensure referral and linkage to support services.  Advocate for the client, provide support and encouragement while in case management.

  • Monitor treatment progress, routinely assess appropriateness of treatment and service plans, conduct continuing stay, transfer and discharge reviews per Department policy.

  • Coordinate addiction treatment and ancillary services.

  • Assist clients with acquisition and coordination of Medicaid and other benefits.

  • Data collection and reporting in compliance with department, state and/or federal requirements.

  • Complete mandated documentation and maintain client file in compliance with Department policy.

  • Provide outreach as assigned and follow-up as assigned to ensure client engagement.  

  • Participate in inter-disciplinary/inter-department teams as assigned which may include attendance at treatment court meetings and other various initiatives throughout Human Services.  

  • Work with all relevant parties including, but not limited to, court related departments, Chester County Prison, treatment providers and other service systems to ensure appropriate and coordinated services for clients.

  • Communicate system issues/concerns to appropriate departmental staff for review and resolution, as needed.

  • Compile, complete and provide reports on various data as required.

  • Perform all other duties, tasks and special projects, as assigned.


Qualifications/Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience


Minimum Requirements: 

The Drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist position comes under the provision of the Child Protective Services Law.  If you are being considered for this position, you will have to provide reports on your background from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  If your background is unacceptable, you will be disqualified for employment in such positions.  You will receive information about these requirements and how to obtain the required reports at the time you are being considered for employment.

  • One year as a Drug and Alcohol Case Management Specialist Trainee; or

  • One year of direct service experience performing counseling or case management work in an alcohol or other drug treatment setting; and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in chemical dependency, sociology, social welfare, psychology, nursing or a related field; or

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that includes or is supplemented by successful completion of 18 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, criminal justice or other related social sciences and one year of direct service experience performing counseling or case management work in an alcohol or other drug treatment setting; or

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training. 

    Preferred Requirements: 

  • Addictions 101

  • Confidentiality

  • ASAM

  • Screening and Assessment


Additional Information

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have:
• Basic Word skills
• Basic Outlook skills (Email and Calendar)
• Basic Internet skills (for research purposes)

Posting Date:
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Expiration Date:
Contact Name:
Betty Wade
Contact Link:
Betty Wade
Government Service Center 601 Westtown Road West Chester, PA 19380