In my area we have Blended Case Managers, formerly known as Intensive Case Managers. They help people achieve goals and connect with services in the community. I’ve been in the program for what seems like forever.
I had a great BCM that I worked with for nearly eight years but he moved on to a different job. I was then reassigned to a new guy, but we just didn’t mesh. We didn’t really work on anything, rarely met, and honestly, I disliked the idea of meeting with him. So I called the supervisor of the program and asked to be reassigned.
She called me back and told me that she’d be taking my case. I just finished meeting with her and we talked for almost an hour. She seems very nice and competent. I really enjoyed talking with her. She’s down to earth and real, not putting on the fake display you often see from workers in this field. We talked about some things I wanted to work on and she offered a lot of useful suggestions.
I really think this is going to work out well, and I’m excited and pleased.