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 co morbidities and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Essential functions include:
- Advocate for and support the client, engage with community agencies/health care providers and others on his/her behalf to ensure access to services needed to increase wellness self-management and reduce emergency room visits and/ or hospitalizations.
- Provide clinical support to the Team by providing consultation, education information around conditions, interventions, resources to maintain focus on outcomes and best practices.
- Conduct initial and ongoing assessments of clients to document strengths, needs, goals and resources.
- Maintain documents, records, and other related reports in an organized, timely and accurate manner as per policy and procedure.
- Provide face-to-face outreach, engagement and service planning in the field.
- Act as a linkage to community services including medical, behavioral, residential, entitlement and any other needed services per interdisciplinary care plan.
- Provide crisis intervention and follow-up.
- May be assigned other tasks and duties reasonably related to the job responsibilities.
What You Need
BACHELOR'S DEGREE REQUIRED in one of the following fields:
Social Work, Psychology, Education, Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Counseling, Community Mental Health, Sociology, Physical or Recreational therapy. Degrees in other related areas may be considered.
SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- One (1) year of related human services experience required in providing direct services to clients diagnosed with severe mental illness, HIV/AIDS or other disabilities, in order to link them to a broad range of services essential to successfully living in the community.
- You must have the ability and willingness to regularly travel, in some instances with clients in Agency vehicle to many locations using various modes of reliable and safe transportation
- You must have excellent interpersonal and time management skills.
- Knowledge of Medicaid, Social Security, and other entitlements
- _Bilingual (Spanish)