Child/Adolescent Care Specialist

Full time
Program: Children’s Care Management

Responsibilities: Work with a caseload of approximately 20-25 children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and/or medical needs and their families.  Provide support, linkage to services, identification of strengths and needs and enhancement of child and family functioning.  Engage child and family in care management services; complete assessments and approve applications for services and entitlements; represent MHA and attends meetings in the community as needed; participate in care reviews, staff development programs and attends scheduled staff meetings;  maintain accurate and timely documentation to effectively complete varied assignments within established time frames; consult with team members and other specialists; prepare crisis intervention plan and provide crisis intervention as required; and perform additional related duties as assigned.

Requirements: Staff qualifications for care managers that serve children with an acuity level of “high” as determined by the CANS-NY must have:

a) A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, rehabilitation, nursing or closely related field and two (2) years of experience in care management* or related work; or

b) A Bachelors’ degree in social work, psychology, rehabilitation, nursing or closely related field and four (4) years of experience in care management* or related work; or

c) A License as a Registered Nurse with two years of relevant experience. Experience working with a diverse population. Valid driver’s license. Some evening or weekend hours may be required. This is a 6 month temporary assignment with future funding anticipated.

Experience working with a diverse population. Valid driver’s license. Some evening or weekend hours may be required.  This is a 12 month temporary assignment with future funding anticipated.

 

EOE

Due to the high number of applicants, only successful candidates will be notified.