*Fields related to care management include: child and family studies, counseling, gerontology, human services, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation, public health, sociology, social work, marriage and family therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreational therapy, respiratory therapy, and speech and language therapy.
**Full-time employment is defined as a minimum of 35 hours per week. (Part-time employment can be used. Refer to the conversion table in Handbook for Candidates.)
NACCM bases eligibility requirements on a combination of education, supervised care management experience, and additional direct client contact.
Care management practice settings are diverse and minimum qualifications for employment are not standardized. Generally, employers expect candidates to have a degree and experience in health or human service fields to ensure they have the basic knowledge to perform job tasks competently.
Care management experience MUST include all FOUR content domains listed below:
Domain I. Assess and identify client strengths, needs, concerns, and preferences
Domain II. Establish goals and a plan of care
Domain III. Initiate, manage, and monitor ongoing execution and outcomes of care plan
Domain IV. Promote and maintain professional standards in care management and in business practices
All employment experience must be fully satisfied at the time of application deadline.
Internship, preceptor-ship, practicum and volunteer activities are NOT accepted employment/experience.
Supervision/Consultation is defined as individual, group or peer review of performance, use of clinical skills and core care manager functions. Supervision/consultation can be provided by professional colleagues, mentors, clinical supervisors or program managers who are preferably (but not required to be) certified in care management.
Each year of required care management experience must include 50 hours of supervision/consultation.