Youth Care Coordinator will enhance the delivery of treatment services and recovery supports and to improve among the identified priority population. Youth Care Coordinator serves to assist children and their parents/ guardians who are not effectively connected with services and supports the need to transition successfully from higher levels of care to effective community based care. This includes services and supports that affect a child's over all wellbeing, such as primary physical health, housing, and social connectedness. The Youth Care Coordinator will connect systems including behavioral health, primary care, peer and natural supports, housing, education, vocation and the just system. It is time limited, with a heavy concertation on educating and empowering the parent/ guardian and youth served and provides a single point of contact until the family is adequately connected to the care that meets their child's needs.
It includes a collaborative coordination and development of a culturally specific individualized services plan in partnership with the individual, which reflects strengths and self identified goals. As an integral part of care coordination services, discharge/transition services are arranged or coordinated by the Youth Care Coordinator as an individual is preparing for discharge and/or transition from one level of care to another. These services are designed to support the attainment of individual-defined goals as identified in the individuated Treatment Plan (e.g. stable living arrangements, quality relationships, employment, vocational training and/or stable mental and physical health.) All services will be provided within a recovery-oriented system of care, which builds on the individual's and parent/guardian's strengths and incorporates community, natural systems, and clinical supports and services in the management of the individual's needs. Responsible to meet productivity requirements of 75% which includes 1440 billable hours annually or a minimum of 30 billable hours per week.
- Bachelor's degree in Human Services from an accredited college with a minimum of one year of previous experience working with children with serious persistent mental illness.
- Completion of Youth Care Coordinator Certification required.
- Must have excellent writing, communication, computer, organizational and time management skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Proficiency in completing progress notes, treatment plans, and pertinent information concerning the consumer required.
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