The Home and Community Based Services Program provides opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries with mental illness and/or substance use disorders to receive services in their own home or community.The goal of HCBS is to create an environment where managed care plans, service providers, plan members, families, and government partner to help members prevent and manage chronic health conditions and recover from serious mental illness and substance use disorders. The development of Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs) is intended to promote significant improvements in the Behavioral Health System and a move into a recovery- based Managed Care delivery model. A recovery model of care emphasizes and supports a person's potential for recovery by optimizing quality of life and reducing symptoms of mental illness and substance disorders through empowerment, choice, treatment, educational, vocational, housing, and health and well-being goals. Recovery is generally seen in this approach as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, and one that may involve developing hope, a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, self-direction, social inclusion, and coping skills.
Supervises assigned professional and paraprofessional staff:
Maintains and monitors client authorizations and functions as the liaison between the program and the Managed care organizations (MCO):
Provides direct clinical services to assigned clients.
Prepares required progress notes, treatment team recommendations, written and verbal reports, discharge plans and other documents within required timeframes.
As an integral member of the treatment team, ensures that all relevant clinicians are kept informed of the individual’s clinical needs, family social adjustment, services needed and their availability through clear documentation of the record.
Provides treatment to family or significant others or advocates for such services:
Other duties as assigned
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work with clients, families, and staff in a caring and respectful manner, and with due understanding of and consideration for cultural differences.
Ability to develop, evaluate, implement and modify a treatment plan, meeting all deadlines and productivity standards
Ability to communicate effectively with staff, clients, families, and the public.
Ability to prepare accurate and timely documentation, reports and other written material as assigned using computers and computer software assigned (e.g., IMA, Word, Anasazi, etc.)
Ability to understand and adhere to internal and external laws, rules, and policies
Ability to secure the cooperation of and work effectively with others
Ability to work independently, and to conform to all applicable safety and accountability measures
Ability to work with individuals within their community setting
Ability to provide effective supervision to assigned supervisees
Ability to coordinate activities of staff and integrate as part of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to manage multiple projects, delegate tasks and ensure completion of all tasks, assigned and delegated
Ability to manage resources effectively
This position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands, and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised o meet the changing needs of the agency at the sole discretion of the management.