Care Coordinator- Brooklyn in New York, NY at Pride Health

Date Posted: 6/14/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    New York, NY
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/14/2019

Job Description

A large New York Social Services organization  is looking for an experienced Care Coordinator (Case Manager) to join their Care Management team in Brooklyn on a temp to perm basis.The candidate would either work out of the Midwood or Brooklyn Heights offices.

It’s field-based and candidates must be able to make home visits anywhere in Brooklyn. The hours are 9-5, Mon-Fri.

The candidate should have experience working with people living with serious mental illnesses, substance use issues and/or medical issues, either in a direct care or care coordination capacity. They should be able to start working for us right away, and to begin working a full caseload immediately, with orientation and guidance from the supervisor.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • Care Coordinators link adults and children with chronic behavioral health and medical conditions to the services they need to stay as healthy as possible and inspire the people they serve (members) to use those services to optimize their health outcomes.  
  • Working in a team setting and primarily in the field, Care Coordinators assess risk and needs, develop person centered care plans, provide care management services, track and arrange appointments, educate members and coordinate other aspects of members’ health and community services.  
  • As this is an evolving program, additional responsibilities will be added.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Integration of medical, specialized and behavioral health services in addition to social support and/or educational support services
  • Periodic assessment of a member’s medical and behavioral health needs as well as compliance with recommended treatments
  • Collaborative development of an Individualized Care Plan (ICP) with the member, the member’s family and/or caregivers in addition to other service providers
  • Providing required care management services
  • Tracking all specialty medical, behavioral and support service referrals made for patient using Health Information Technology (HIT) provided.
  • Assuring that member has access to, engages in and retains needed services as defined in the member’s ICP.
  • Such services may include:Acute Medical Care; Primary Medical Care; Preventative medical care services (including metabolic screening); Home Health Care; Chemical Dependency Services; Behavioral Health Services; Community social support services; Housing; State and federal entitlements; Educational services; Involvement with child welfare, juvenile justice or criminal justice institutions.
  • Providing outreach services to members for increased access to the above services
  • Responding to members’ information and referral questions.
  • Reassessing the need for ongoing care coordination services
  • Completing all required documentation
  • Sharing knowledge and experience with other team members to support the team’s overall service provision efforts
  • Carrying an agency-provided cell phone
  • Responding to member crises during (and occasionally outside of) regular business hours
  • Other duties as assigned

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Excellent written communication, verbal communication and customer service skills

EDUCATION /TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • A bachelor's degree with a major or concentration (minimum of 24 credits) in social work, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreation or recreation therapy, counseling, community mental health, child and family studies, sociology, speech and hearing.
  • OR A NYS teacher's certification for which a bachelor's degree is required;
  • OR NYS licensure and registration as a Registered Nurse and a bachelor's degree PLUS  Two years of experience in providing direct services, or a substantial number of case management services, to mentally disabled or chronically ill or homeless individuals, or children which complex social or healthcare needs.
  • OR A Bachelor’s Degree, Associates Degree or High School Diploma/GED in another discipline PLUS five years’ experience working with an applicable population.
  • Specific experience with the target population may be required to work with Children, Health Home Plus or Adult Home Plus members.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:

  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams; experience providing care management or care coordination in a medical or behavioral health environment; experience working with the chronically ill.
  • Fluency in a second language such as Spanish, Russian, or Creole