Health Home Care Manager – Forensic Team

Job Description


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.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

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.

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