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Enhanced Case Manager

Job Summary:  Case manager who serves individuals placed in the community from Developmental Centers, Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD’s) or who are forensically involved.  Provides person-centered consultation, advocacy, resource information and service coordination to these individuals.  Anticipated caseload for this position is 20 to 35 cases however the maximum will not exceed 45. Considerable driving required.  Reports to the Community Placement Plan Manager.

Primary Job Functions:

1.  Conducts strength-based assessments which communicate an understanding of the unique issues facing individuals and family members.

2.  Involve individual and family in all aspects of person-centered planning and support activities.

3. Design, document, implement and monitor services and supports in a timely manner.

4.  Facilitate planning team progress, identifying outcomes, needed services and supports.

5.  Develop and maintain a network of vendors and community agencies.

6.  Provides relevant information and training about developmental disabilities, services and resources.

7.  Use effective communication and interpersonal skills, which consistently respect individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

8.  Participation on IDT (interdisciplinary team), required by 1039 & 391, “Service Coordinators must be part of IDT”, including participation with IPP planning and transition planning.

9. To advocate for individuals to reside in the least restrictive environment per regulations in the Lanterman Act, to assist with identifying needed services to continue to reside in the least restrictive environment, and advocate for provision of such services. Effective verbal or written communication with individual, staff and family on a minimum quarterly basis or as requested.

10.  Documentation of all interactions with individuals, family, staff and those involved with the individual in T19 notes.

11.  To monitor court re-commitment dates, including 6500’s and attend court hearings and provide support to those forensically involved.

12.  Have a working knowledge the legal system as it relates to the individuals we support and develop working relationships with the courts to educate them about the core responsibilities of the regional center system per the Lanterman Act.

Minimum Qualifications:

1  Master’s degree in human services field or a related area, or bachelor’s degree with 3 years of applicable experience. 

2.  Familiar with Community and Supported Living facilities

3.  Familiar with Dual-Diagnosis and/or Mental Health issues

4.  Valid California driver’s license and reliable, insured vehicle or equivalent means of transportation

5.  Able to spend 30% – 50% of work time traveling. Overnight stays infrequent.


6.  Desire strong documentation skills, including knowledge of Medical Waivers

Job Location:  Santa Barbara

Classification:  Bargaining Unit, Full-Time, Non-exempt (eligible for overtime)

Salary Range:  Grade 10 (Step 1 $22.45)

Please submit resumes and cover letters to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject matter "Enhanced Case Manager Santa Barbara".  





Peer Advocate Specialist

Are you interested in advocacy and looking for work?

Do you live in the Santa Barbara area?

Are you receiving services from Tri-Counties Regional Center?


 We have an exciting, part-time job opportunity (10 hours a week) available with the TCRC team in supporting local self-advocacy groups in the Santa Barbara area.

Primary Responsibilities:

·       Serves as an advisor to the South Coast Self Advocacy Group, and other groups as needed.

·       Attends local advocacy groups and/or Hillside House Resident Council meetings, as appropriate. 

·       Supports individuals participating in community activities, such as Local Unmet Needs Transit Hearings, Grassroots Day, and local legislative visits.

·       Assist in the design of printed materials for persons and families served.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

·       Some knowledge of local programs and services, generic benefit programs (Medi-Cal, Social Security)

·       Demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as a team member.

·       Demonstrated ability to take direction from supervisor and team members, and ask for help as needed.

·       Ability to prioritize time and/or be flexible with work-related deadlines.


Minimum Qualifications:

·       Must be a resident of the Santa Barbara area, and must be a person served by TCRC

  • Minimal formal education (high-school graduate preferred)
  • Reliable source(s) of transportation in the community
  • Good verbal skills and/or proficiency in the use of personal communication device(s)
  • Some computer keyboarding skills and/or ability to complete such tasks with appropriate supports
  • Experience leading groups and/or giving group presentations
  • Demonstrated awareness of maintaining a professional image in role as Peer Advocate Specialist
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team  


Classification:                        Union, Hourly, Non-Exempt, Part-time (10 hours per week)

Starting Salary:                      $10.62 hourly (Step 3, Grade 2)


TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Attachments must be in .pdf , .doc , or .docx formats in order to be considered. 

If you any have questions regarding this position, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get in touch with your Service Coordinator.