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Behavioral Health Home Coordinator - Youth (Deer Isle, Bucksport, Searsport)
Job Code:10047 Location:Belfast 04915 Department:Child Case Mgmt Services FT/PT Status:Full Time Summary: Integrated behavioral health care is the systematic coordination of physical and behavioral health care. The Health Home Coordinator for Youth and Children provides outreach, case management, peer support, and information about the health care system in general and at care transition points between health care agencies i.e. emergency department/inpatient unit to community services. Ongoing care includes providing health education/health promotion, in partnership with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:
- Conduct assessments of patients and family for information about health, mental health and social service needs and provide information on the importance, availability and use of a medical/primary care home, and information on referral to other services including, but not limited to housing, food, clothing and other basic needs Consult and work collaboratively with the Integrated Behavioral Health tea, the patient, and primary care provider about treatment options and preferences; coordinates plan of care.
- Provide information or education about services, explain the benefits of Integrated Behavioral Health to eligible patients and families, and obtain a signed release of information form/application to access services; provide Rights and Responsibilities and other information to each eligible patient. Makes referrals for all identified services as needed.
- Document services by entering patient data into the electronic client record, and ensuring that all documentation is appropriately signed and dated. Comply with all requirements for necessary documentation.
- Determine appropriate level of care using screening tools approved by DHHS.
- Develop Individualized Service/Support Plan (ISP) in conjunction with the person served. Collaboratively review and update the plan as needed.
- Participate in crisis intervention, resolution and follow-up services.
- Assist in the exploration of less restrictive alternatives to hospitalization
- Identify and document unmet needs
- Facilitate transportation to medical appointments and other community integration activities.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Knowledge in some or all of the following areas: Child development, family systems, special education, mental health, developmental delays, juvenile justice system.
- Skills in being well organized, able to independently prioritize workload, and having excellent interpersonal skills.
- Successfully complete an orientation and training program in wellness case management/advocacy that includes support for assisting patients with making life changes to help them self-manage and/or improve their chronic condition(s).
- Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Human Services in psychology, mental health and human services, behavioral health, behavioral sciences, social work, human development, special education, counseling, rehabilitation, sociology, nursing or closely related field