Care Coordinator – Behavioral Health Community Partners

Pittsfield, MA

Full-Time Available! Part-Time Available! 

Weekdays - no nights, no weekends or holidays!

All Care Coordinator positions starting at $17.05/Hour!!!!!!

This position does travel, countywide.

General Description

The Care Coordinator under the direction of the Program Director, Assistant Program Director, Clinical Care Manager and/or Nurse Care Manager will provide outreach, engagement, assessment, and person centered treatment planning for individuals engaged and enrolled in the Brien Center’s Behavioral Health community Partner (BHCP) Program. The Care Coordinator provides specialized care coordination and care management services to Enrollees. The Care Coordinator engages one on one with the Enrollee to integrate and coordinate care, support care transitions and support delivery of treatment for Enrollees with Serious Mental Illness, C-occurring disorders, and Substance Use Disorders in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team and BHCP staff.

Essential Job Functions

  • Under direction of the Program Director, support outreach and engagement efforts to Enrollees to provide information about the BH CP program.
  • Assist in gathering data to support the assessment process.
  • In collaboration with the BHCP Nurse Manager, Clinical Care Coordinator and BHCP staff, identify cultural and linguistic needs and preferences and deliver person-centered care based on those needs.
  • Provide community based BHCP services to Enrollees with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Co-occurring disorders and collaborate with the care team and staff that have expertize in SMI.
  • Continuously identify and resolve barriers to meeting goals complying with the Person-Centered Treatment Plan and report such barriers identified to the assigned care coordinator.
  • Support the Enrollee in goal achievement by scheduling follow-up contacts as needed and appropriate. Assess progress against the care plan goals and modify as needed.
  • Facilitate referrals to care, transportation and other supports to ensure that Enrollees attend appointments. Assist with transportation to needed appointments as necessary.
  • Assist Enrollee in navigating the network of community based services and information.
  • Support safe transitions of care for Enrollees moving between care settings and services.
  • Facilitate communication between Enrollee or designated representative and medical, behavioral, and social service providers.
  • Attend meetings as required or requested.
  • Participate in supervision with supervisor as required.
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Participate in trainings as required.
  • Assist with making reminder phone calls for appointments.
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Director, Assistant Program Director, or Quality Improvement Nurse Manager

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalency required.
  • Experience in community-based behavioral health support programs preferred.
  • Experience with accessing local resources, navigating health, behavioral health and/or substance use treatment systems preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation and appropriately insured vehicle required.
  • Ability to perceive people in the context of the Stages of Change Model of behavior change.
  • Knowledge of Substance Use Disorder treatment paths including medication assisted treatment options, community resources, and knowledge of 12 Step recovery model.
  • Willingness to perceive substance use treatment and recovery through the lens of chronic disease management and holistic care.

Skills

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people and personalities.
  • Ability to conduct themselves professionally and represent the agency in a professional manner.
  • High regard for confidentiality and the handling of confidential information.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Strong motivational interviewing skills or willing to learn.

Other Requirements

  • Driver’s license check (RMV).
  • Criminal Offender Record Information Check (CORI).

Working Conditions

  • Works in community settings

Physical Conditions

  • Visual and hearing acuity; correctable.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


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