**Behavioral Health Care Manager-IHCM**
Location: Alexandria, LA
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The Behavioral Health Care Manager (BHCM) will assist members with appropriate specialized behavioral health care coordination and care management services to achieve their optimal levels of mental health. The BHCM will report to the BH Manager, Integrated Health Care Mgmt. Shall meet the requirements for a LMHP and have at least seven (7) years' experience and expertise in the special behavioral health needs. Will be responsible for engaging members, member caregivers, and providers to assess, plan and establish individual member goals. The BHCM will facilitate and coordinate care for members while assuring quality and use of cost-effective resources.
The Care Manager will function as a single point of contact and be a sponsor for members in the care coordination program and will serve as an advocate for the member and acts as a liaison between the member, state agencies, and other community based agencies, facilities, providers, and practitioners in coordinating the member's care. The Care Manager will coordinate and perform transition planning for members transitioning between levels of care. Sever as single point of contact dedicated to liaising with the judicial system. Functions include serving as a point of contact for judges, court personnel and appearing in court when requested by the court system or DHH. This contact shall also serve as a point of contact for DHH legal and staff working with DHH custody cases. The Care Manager shall have familiarity with drug court, juvenile court, family court and criminal court processes and issues and shall provide continuous outreach and education to the judicial system on access to services. The Care Manager liaison shall serve as a point of contact for inquiries, barriers and resolution for LGEs and a Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program liaison. The Care Manager shall have experience with the LGE structure, services provided, members served and responsibilities. This liaison may be required to attend Human Services Interagency Council (HSIC) meetings if requested by DHH.
+ Master's Degree.
+ Registered Nurse.
+ LMHP - Licensed Mental Health Professionals (LMHP)
+ Medical Psychologists
+ Licensed Psychologists
+ Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
+ Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
+ Licensed Marriage and Family therapists (LMFT)
+ Licensed Addiction Counselors (LAC)
+ Advanced Practice Registered Nurses -APRN (must be a nurse practitioner specialist in Adult Psychiatric & mental Health, Family Psychiatric & Mental health, or a Certified Nurse Specialist in Psychosocial,Gerontological Psychiatric Mental Health, Adult Psychiatric & Mental
+ Health, Child Adolescent Mental Health)
+ Must be eligible for certification in Care Mgmt. within one year of accepting position.
+ 7 years' experience in managing behavioral healthcare operations.
+ Valid driver's license w/auto insurance.
+ Graduate degree in social work. The degree must be from an institution that is fully accredited by a nationally recognized educational accreditation organization and the individual must have completed a supervised field experience in case management, health or behavioral health as part of the degree requirements.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled