Care Coordinator - Albany County
We are seeking an Individualized Care Coordinator to work in the Home and Community Based Services Waiver Program providing case management services to families of children in Albany county.
As an Individualized Care Coordinator (ICC), you will work with children with complex and significant mental health needs in their homes and communities to decrease the need for placement in Residential Treatment Facilities and Psychiatric Hospitals.
Specific duties include the following:
- Provide crisis response services, including assessment for suicidal, homicidal, and self harming behaviors. This also includes the ability to develop crisis and safety alert plans. Must be able to recognize signs of escalation and react to displays of violence and aggression in the home and community.
- Provide on-call and crisis response services for a full week (24/7) at a time.
- Safely drive and transport clients to appointments. Must be able to drive long distances as needed.
- Complete strengths-based assessment of client needs and priorities.
- Facilitate development of initial service plan and cost out the budget based on the service plan.
- Assist family in enrolling child in Medicaid and/or Medicaid Managed Care
- Engage children, youth, and families via outreach and enrollment activities for successful enrollment in a children’s health home.
- Gather assessments and enter documentation that confirms eligibility and identifies area requiring support services.
- Work w/children, youth, families and service providers to create a comprehensive Plan of Health Care.
- Identify and engage additional providers ( e.g. natural supports, parent advocates, primary care physicians’) with children youth and families as necessary
- Masters degree in human services field and one (1) years experience in providing direct services to or in linking children with serious emotional disturbance to services. OR
- Bachelor’s degree in human services field and two (2) years experience in providing direct services to or in linking children with serious emotional disturbance to services. OR
- NYS Teacher’s Certificate Experience and two (2) years experience in providing direct services to or in linking children with serious emotional disturbance to services to a broad array of services.
- Must have valid NYS drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle.
Parsons Child & Family Center is a member agency of Northern Rivers Family of Services, a family of human service agencies who work together and are committed to helping children, families, and adults. As the parent organization to both Parsons and Northeast Parent & Child Society, Northern Rivers coordinates the quality of care, depth of programs, combined size and passion for the mission to provide care for more than 11,000 people each year in 37 counties throughout New York State.
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Northern Rivers Family of Services will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.