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Care Coordinator (Nassau)

Company: New Horizon Counseling Center
Location: Hempstead
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

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 NeedBachelor'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 transportationYou must have excellent interpersonal and time management skills.Preferred:Knowledge of Medicaid, Social Security, and other entitlements

Keywords: New Horizon Counseling Center, Hempstead , Care Coordinator (Nassau), Other , Hempstead, New York

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