PSC II-Substance Abuse Specialist (Full-Time) - NEW Step Down Mental Health 370
Job Details Description NEW BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM IN SAN DIEGO
ACUTE CARE STEP DOWN #370
Accepting members effective October 14, 2019.
WHO IS TELECARE? A rapidly growing mental and behavioral healthcare company. Established in 1965. 122 programs and over 3,680 employees! Company mission is to deliver excellent and effective behavioral healthcare services to those in our community suffering from severe and persistent mental illness resulting in complex needs. We desire to de-stigmatize, to share respect, to share decision making and to provide the best care to those in need of our services.
WHO WILL WE SERVE? ACUTE CARE STEP DOWN Individuals aged 1859 years old who are homeless with serious mental illness and who may have a co-occurring substance use disorder, and who are not connected to outpatient services and are being discharged from an Acute Care facility (Behavioral Health Unit (BHU)) as a step down to the community.
Thorough Total Rewards Package including:
Competitive administrative salary range
Medical benefits for you + dependents: United Healthcare PPO, United Healthcare HMO, Kaiser HMO
Group Life Insurance
Option to enroll in personal life insurance for you + dependents
Employment Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 am - 4: 30 pm
Days: Monday - Friday
POSITION SUMMARY Under direct supervision, serves as a primary support and case manager for individuals with mental illness by assisting them to live as independently as possible in their chosen community.
QUALIFICATIONS Required: • Must possess at least 1 year of experience in the area of specialty served (e.g. Housing, Vocational, Dual Diagnosis, etc.) • Bachelor's degree required and two (2) years in a mental health setting • Sensitivity to multi-cultural populations and issues • Must be at least 18 years of age • Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment • All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply.
Preferred: • Four (4) years' experience in a mental health setting • Experience providing intensive case management and/or intensive community supports using psychiatric rehabilitation concepts • Experience in a mental health setting, outpatient clinic, dual diagnosis treatment, or community mental health service
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders • Collaborates with members served to create Recovery Plan goals and ensure all services described in the Recovery Plan are provided • Consistent with area of expertise, provides specialized services and interventions related to housing or education/employment, including thematic groups, evidence based practices, and collaboration with external agencies and resources • Facilitates groups according to the needs and interests of members served • Provides appropriate interventions in crisis situations • On a rotating basis, performs officer of the day functions for both wellness, duty and stand by duty tasks • Collects required data and completes required documentation • Coordinates transitions to lower levels of care • Maintains awareness of community resources and assists members served in appropriate use of community resources • Assists members served with all needs, including Activities of Daily Living • Assists members served in making and getting to essential appointments • Assists and advocates for members served in obtaining appropriate benefits; provide representative payee services • Ensures that members served understand their legal status and rights • Helps members served achieve greater independence and autonomy • Safeguards confidentiality; adheres to HIPPA policies • Provides wraparound services that encompass whole person care • Provides transportation when needed and appropriate and linkage to community resources • Must evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of management.
SKILLS • Thorough understanding of the rights of members served and relevant legal processes • Effective written and verbal communication skills • Good computer/technology skills • Ability to assess safety risks • Ability to easily build rapport, maintain engagement with members served, and hold hope in the face of adversity • Excellent driving skills • Knowledge of basic medical and psychiatric terminology • Within three (3) months of employment, ability to apply financial requirements for billing and learn billing codes
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, twist, squat, kneel, push, pull, lift, and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently sit, walk, reach, bend, and do simple and power grasping. The position requires driving and frequent hazardous exposure (blood borne pathogens, hospital waste, chemicals, and infections).