Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Human Services or a related discipline and two (2) years of relevant human services, healthcare or care management experience, or a Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Social Work or a related discipline and one (1) year of relevant work or field work experience. Ability to use one's vehicle for fieldwork and client appointments. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes").
Preferred Qualifications: Care management experience with adults with chronic physical or behavioral health conditions. Knowledge of the public health/mental health system, health and other community resources, social service programs, public entitlements and advocacy.
Brief Description of Duties: The Care Manager provides field-based care management services to adult persons with psychiatric disabilities and other chronic physical and behavioral health conditions who live in Suffolk County. The Care Managers support clients in the development and fulfillment of recovery and other life goals and accessing the necessary resources and supports (i.e. housing, medical and mental; health care, legal rights and entitlements, vocational and educational support, etc.) to live healthy and productive lives in their community. The selected candidate will:
Provide coordinated care management services to persons with psychiatric disabilities and other chronic behavioral and physical health conditions in accordance with agency/SBU, NYS OMH, NYS DOH, Health Home, Suffolk County DMH and Medicaid guidelines and regulations, policies and procedures. Care Management services requires fieldwork and the use of one's own vehicle for travel to/from appointments and for transporting and accompaniment of clients as necessary.
Perform Health Home services and support agency clients in the development and fulfillment of life and recovery goals in an individual and group format. Assist clients to improve health outcomes and to increase independent control over their lives and become active and contributing members of their community.
Complete required client and program record keeping and documentation in accordance with professional standards and the guidelines and regulations stipulated by the NYS DOH Health Home Initiative, the NYS OMH, Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene and the Office of Compliance and Audit for SBU.
Develop systematic and comprehensive knowledge of client rights and entitlements, community, behavioral and physical health, other resources and referral and grievance procedures. Develop practices in accordance with the advocacy/empowerment theoretical model, operating from a client-centered, strengths and recovery-based social work practice orientation. Develop necessary education and skills to assume the role of the Care Manager in the Medicaid Health Home Initiative.
Participate in outreach activities to potential and former clients. Provide health education to client community and take leadership in implementing community-based programs and initiatives and advocacy-oriented projects, to organize and educate others on health and recovery-oriented issues and obstacles faced by client population.
Attend required and recommended component, staff, in-service and web-based training, meetings and activities. Participate in critical reflection of one's practice and provide feedback and support to staff and colleagues.
Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned by the agency Director and in specific those necessary for the successful conversion of the agency's case management program to the Medicaid Health Home Initiative.
Special Notes: This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
This position is located in Bohemia, NY.
This position is eligible for $3,026 annually UUP location pay.
***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are canceled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Temporary Positions are renewed annually upon contract renewal.
Client transportation has been curtailed and in person field visits have been limited in response to COVID-19 and in accordance with the CDC and DOH guidelines.
Our mission is to continue to provide health services to our community but our employees' health is always a priority. Telehealth has increased and the Sayville Project will continue to incorporate this into our services to protect our employees and clients. We will continue to evaluate the guidance provided by SBU, NYS OMH, NYS DOH, Health Home, Suffolk County DMH and Medicaid when determining policies and procedures.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later.
The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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