Careers in community mental health range widely in their degree requirements, but empathy and the ability to communicate are a must, no matter what direction you pursue.
Northwestern Pennsylvania Mental Health Services
The Screening and Assessment department at Erie County Care Management (ECCM) works with the Office of Children & Youth (OCY) and Juvenile Probation (JPO) to help identify individuals who qualify for a mental health and/or drug and alcohol screening and assessment services.
Once identified, we connect these individuals with appropriate mental health and drug and alcohol programs and facilitate teamwork to help the mental health services achieve their maximum benefit for the individual and family involved.
The Screening and Assessment department receives results of screenings provided to youth in shelters and detention facilities, services requests for assessments, and requests to connect individuals and families to psychological and psychiatric evaluations.
We seek to ensure that each individual and their family is provided with the most appropriate mental health services and supports for their unique situation. We work to ensure connection to mental health services occurs quickly and try to avoid gaps or a disruption of needed services.
In a time where you may feel like everything around you is falling apart, we strive to identify what began the crisis, what can happen to stop it and how you can get your life back. We try to ensure you have a voice in determining what your needs are and then we do a lot of work to try to get these
The mental health system is large and confusing and we have been immersed in it for years. We want to save you time and aggravation getting into services you need that would be of benefit to you.