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Care Coordinator

At Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc., we walk with families and individuals on their journey to live healthy, whole, and productive lives by offering comprehensive and integrated behavioral health, housing, outreach & prevention, substance use disorder, and victim services. To help accomplish this goal Appleseed is seeking to fill a full-time position of Care Coordinator.

Job Purpose

Provide structured service planning and care coordination through high fidelity wrap around as established by the national wrap around initiative in the identified catchment area

Responsibilities

  • Intake, Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation
  • Initiate contact with new children and families referred by the supervisor or his/her designee within seven (7) calendar days.
  • Complete an initial comprehensive assessment within 14 calendar days of referral to MCC
  • Gather documentation from a previous or complete a CANS Assessment within 90 calendar days prior to the comprehensive assessment
  • Use other questionnaires, screeners to determine the development of the child and family-centered care plan
  • Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale, Mood and Feelings Questionnaire, PHQ-9, SDOH Screener, ACE’s screener
  • Complete Ohio comprehensive CANS assessment within thirty calendar days of referral to ICC
  • Update CANS assessment at minimum of every 90 calendar days or whenever there a significant change in the youths need or circumstances (change in the level of care)
  • Convene and facilitate the child and family team within thirty calendar days of referral
  • Develop and implement the initial child and family-care plan within thirty calendar days
  • Review the child and family-centered care plan every sixty calendar days, and whenever there is a significant change in the youths needs or circumstances
  • Develop a crisis safety plan, within fourteen calendar days of referral for ICC, for incorporation into the child and family centered care plan
  • Monitor the child and family-centered care plan to ensure that services are delivered in accordance with the plan
  • Perform referrals and linkages to appropriate services and supports, including natural supports, along the continuum of care
  • Facilitate discharge planning activities for youth admitted to psychiatric residential treatment facility or an inpatient behavioral health facility
  • Facilitate transitions for your transitioning amongst and between all facility and community based settings
  • Have documentation of annual fidelity review, monitoring, and adherence to high-fidelity wrap around
  • Documentation is completed by 11:59pm the following day
  • Submit the child and family centered care plan to the OhioRISE plan within one business day of completion of the child and family centered plan
  • Help clients and families achieve personal independence with managing basic needs as identified by the clients and/or parents/guardians.
  • Facilitate further development of client daily living skills, if identified by clients and/or parents/guardians.
  • Work with and manage a caseload of 25 families at a time
  • Coordinate and/or assist in client crisis management and stabilization, including completion/review of crisis plan and client-specific interaction with hospital liaisons and other clinical staff as appropriate.
  • Coordinate treatment and intervention and educational efforts between providers and other organizations (agencies, schools, etc.).
  • Advocate for clients based on identified needs, including financial, housing, medical, legal, social, and environmental.
  • Help clients assess their eligibility and maintain public entitlements and other benefits.
  • Establish client outreach plans
  • Educate and train clients and, when appropriate, family about the client’s assessed needs, abilities, and readiness to learn as appropriate to the care provided to clients.
  • Facilitate interventions that increase the client’s capacity to positively affect his/her environment, including development/enhancement of coping skills, interpersonal skills, healthy relationships, recovery, personal support, transportation/mobility, and financial literacy/money management.
  • Monitor and review with clients and supervisor internal/external services provided and evaluate case coordination services provided.
  • Meet service and associated documentation requirements contained in client Treatment Plans and Clinical Performance Review form.
  • Complete Progress Notes for all services provided within specified timelines with client participation if clinically appropriate.

Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience in children’s behavioral health, child welfare, developmental disabilities, juvenile justice, or a related public sector human services or behavioral health care field, providing community based services to children and youth, and their family or caregivers. 
  • Have a background and experience in one or more of the following areas of expertise:
    • family systems
    • community systems and resources
    • case management
    • child and family counseling or therapy
    • child protections
    • Child development.
  • Be culturally competent or responsive with training and experience necessary to manage complex cases and have the qualifications and experience needed to work with children and families who are experiencing SED, trauma, co-occurring behavioral health disorders and who are engaged with one or more child serving systems Familiarity with community resources and agencies.  
  • Working knowledge of computers.  
  • Able to work effectively and collaboratively as a team, interacting with clients, external care providers, consulting psychiatrist.  
  • Able to exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable manner.
  • Must have reliable transportation and pass a background and driving record checks 
  • Must be able to pass background check and drug test prior to employment.
  • Must have a car available during working hours, carry and maintain automobile insurance that includes a payable liability of $100,000/$300,000, as well as the ability to legally drive a car.

Preferred

  • Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree.  

What makes Appleseed a great place to work?

  • Here are some responses from our very own employees:
    • Staff work to make the agency a positive, progressive, and supportive environment. Personally and professionally, we put our best foot forward for our clients and for each other
    • Our staff are amazing. Flexibility with our schedules. Family environment. Knowing we are doing something that makes a difference.
    • The people and atmosphere
    • Making a difference in other people’s lives and great coworkers! The ability to do what excites you as long as it helps other with mental health progress.
    • The team approach to client care.
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical /dental /vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employee Wellness App 
  • Life insurance
  • Ability to earn monthly and yearly bonuses
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Minimum 2 weeks accrued paid vacation
  • 3 personal days
  • 8 accrued sick days
  • 8 paid holidays
  • 403b w/ Retirement match
  • In House Pharmacy
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Cell Phone Stipend
  • Continuing education opportunities & professional development dollars
  • Annual pay increases with performance

 

Send Us Your Resume

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please apply at /surveys/resume. We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Alyssa McQuate (amcquate@appleseedcmhc.org) with any questions. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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