Background: The Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Department of Health (DOH) are co-defendants in the Stipulation and Order of Settlement, United States v State of New Your, Civil Action No. 13-0CV-4165 (NGG) O’Toole et al v. Cuomo et al., Civil Action No. 13-CV-4166 (NGG). This settlement requires the state to assist residents of impacted adult homes, who have been identified as “class members” to move out of adult homes into supported apartments if they choose to and are eligible. They will have the assistance of a care manager to ensure any needed wrap around services are in place prior to the move. An assessment determines the care planning needs that the care manager implements as part of the preparation for transition out of the Adult Home.
The Social Work Assessor, in collaboration with the Nursing Assessor, and assigned Care Coordinators, will be responsible for working with other team members to streamline the assessment and placement into supported housing, of identified residents of impacted Adult Homes. They will be responsible for making recommendations both about the type of housing and the types of services----physical and behavioral health--- as well as non-medical services like meals on wheels, etc.
Each assessor well interface with the respective behavioral or physical health providers of the residents, review records necessary for making determinations about the types of services that will be needed to promote successful placement in supported apartments.
This project is expected to last approximately three (3) years .
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
NYS license and current registration as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. At least 5 years’ experience providing direct services to individuals with mental illness.