Health Home Care Manager – Forensic Team
Position Description: This Care Manager works on a specialized team of those serving justice-involved members; utilizing effective approaches to engage members who were formerly incarcerated, fostering relationships that are free of the mandates these members are often subject to when incarcerated/on parole. This Care Manager works closely with parole officers, jail/prison systems and re-entry entities to assist members with successful post-release reintegration into their homes and communities.
Work is done primarily in the community and position entails travel throughout Suffolk County. Agency vehicles can often be used but a safe, personal auto and a clean NYS Driver’s License are required; mileage reimbursement provided. Care Managers work in teams and receive weekly supervision, extensive training opportunities, and as much support as needed. Great working environment; laptops and cell phones provided.
Key activities include:
- Coordinating and monitoring behavioral, physical health, and social services based on consumer-driven needs assessment and service plan;
- Building and monitoring linkages with natural supports and formal community resources including hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation, self-help, and social service providers.
- Providing supportive, recovery and wellness-directed coaching and counseling in-person and via telephone communication.
The successful candidate should possess or be quickly able to acquire the following skills and abilities:
- A Bachelor’s degree in a human service/health discipline and two years’ experience is required. Candidates with Master’s degrees related to physical/mental health are also encouraged to apply.
- Those with Bi-lingual skills strongly encouraged to apply.
- Excellent inter-personal communication including the ability to establish empathic, empowering relationships with people who have experienced psychiatric and substance abuse disabilities and trauma as well as debilitating physical conditions;
- Strong communication skills with health professionals involved in the consumer’s care;
- Understanding of the key elements of recovery and wellness, including the role of family and self-help;
- Sound organizational skills including computer skills (agency uses electronic health records).
- Basic knowledge of the public health/mental health system, public entitlement and social service programs;
- Candidate must be a reliable self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.