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  • Care Coordinator

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Position Number
    HH536531
    Department
    Pathway to Wellness
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
    Minimum Salary
    USD $50,000.00/Yr.
  • Overview

    The Care Coordinator functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide care coordination to a caseload of severely mentally ill adults with multiple medical comorbidities and/or co occurring substance abuse disorders and/or medically ill individuals. Advocates for and supports the client, engages with community agencies/health care providers and others on his behalf to ensure access to services needed to increase wellness self-management and reduce emergency room visits and/ or hospitalizations. Provides clinical support to the Team by providing consultation, education, information around psychosocial and/or substance abuse conditions, interventions, resources to maintain focus on outcomes and best practices.

    Responsibilities

    Conducts initial and ongoing assessments of assigned clients to document strengths, needs, goals and resources.

    • Participates in the development/documentation /review and update of client centered comprehensive ,integrated, interdisciplinary care plan in consultation with   other team members to ensure focus on desired outcomes.
    • Maintains effective communications with clients, primary care physicians, substance abuse and mental healthcare providers, family, collateral resources and other Agency staff on behalf of clients.
    • Maintains documents, records, statistics, and other related reports in an organized, timely and accurate manner as per policy and procedure.
    • Coordinates care planning with other providers of services/ resources to ensure goal directed, collaborative care, including care transitions.
    • Works as part of a Care Coordination team; attends and participates in team meetings to provide input/feedback around psychosocial and medical conditions conditions/comorbidities to review client status, update plans and goals, review outcomes to further program goals.
    • Acts as a resources/consultant to all team members on psychosocial, medical and/or substance abuse issues and resources.
    • Provides telephonic as well as face-to-face outreach, engagement and service planning in the field.
    • Acts as a linkage to community services including medical, behavioral, residential, entitlement and any other needed services per interdisciplinary care plan.

    Qualifications

    Educational Requirements:

     

    Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in one of the following fields preferred: Social Work, Psychology, Education, Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Counseling, Community Mental Health, Sociology, Speech and Hearing, Physical or Recreational therapy. Degrees in other related areas may be considered.

     

    Skills and/or Experience Required:

    • For B.A. level candidates, two (2) years of related human services experience required in providing direct services to mentally, developmentally or other disabled clients in order to link them to a broad range of services essential to successfully living in the community.
    • For M.A. level candidates, one (1) year of related human services experience required in providing direct services to mentally, developmentally or other disabled clients in order to link them to a broad range of services essential to successfully living in the community.
    • Working knowledge of computer software and electronic health record systems.
    • Demonstrated competency in written, verbal, and computational skills to present and document records in accordance with program standards.
    • Experienced in and demonstrated comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of the interdisciplinary planning process and the developmental treatment model.
    • Knowledge of Medicaid, Social Security and other entitlements preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills required.
    • You must have the ability and willingness to regularly travel, in some instances with clients in Agency vehicles, to many locations using various modes of reliable and safe transportation

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