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Co-Responder Outreach Specialist

Company: Integrated Family Services
Location: Elizabeth City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description The purpose of Co-Responder Outreach Services is to provide the Department of Social Services and Law Enforcement Agencies with access to a Co-Responder Outreach Specialist who connects individuals with behavioral health needs including mental health, substance use, and intellectual developmental disabilities to available services and resources in their community. The Co-Responder Outreach Specialist will respond with officers and Department of Social Services staff to calls involving behavioral health issues when they occur and/or provide outreach to individuals after a behavioral health crisis. This will involve coordination with the Mobile Crisis Management Services Provider who may initially respond to the behavioral health crisis. Co-Responders will perform outreach to individuals who are at risk of entering or who have entered the criminal justice system as well as those served by the Department of Social Services. Co-Responders will (assess the social determinants of health needs), complete a case management assessment, develop a service plan, and provide time limited case management to address the identified social determinant of health needs. WORK DUTIES AND TASKS Clinical Work: Essential Function, 90% of time Complete case management assessments to determine needs and thereafter complete a service plan Assist individuals served with managing symptoms by identifying and addressing barriers related to appointment and medication compliance Arrange or provide transportation to appointments if there are barriers to transportation Assist with completing applications to services/resources if necessary Linkage to other needed services and resources to improve areas such as behavioral health, physical health, employment, and housing Provide education to the individual, and family as needed, about the ongoing need for outpatient services, medication management, interaction of substance abuse and medications, and overall wellness Initiate coordination of care amongst all stakeholders, provide updates, and facilitate necessary meetings to improve the individuals care Teach the individual how to be an active participant in services to promote holistic health care and positive outcomes by: Organizing care activities and sharing information among all the participants concerned with the individuals care. Making sure the individuals needs and preferences are known ahead of time and communicated to involved stakeholders. Educating and informing the individual about their treatment so they can be involved. Reviewing questions or ideas with the individual served that should be discussed with the provider. Teaching the individual served strategies to use as reminders (setting timer/alarm on electronic device, putting up reminder notes, etc.) for scheduled appointments/events. Administrative Duties: Essential Function, 10% of time Perform various administrative functions related to the records and document service hours. Complete all administrative requirements in timely and efficient manner. Adhere to all clinical policies and operating procedures. Sign all treatment record notes as required and in a timely and efficient manner. Ensure compliance with uniform documentation and charting guidelines. Participate in case staffings and other relevant meetings. QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Must be credentialed as a Qualified Professional. Minimum of 2 years experience with serving individuals who have behavioral health issues. A minimum of 1-year experience with serving individuals in crisis. Must possess a valid driver's license. No criminal convictions of child abuse or violent crimes. Must be able to keep strict confidentiality and work with diverse populations. COVID-19 Precautions: Follow The 3 Ws Personal Protective Equipment Required or Provided Temperature Screenings Daily Risk Screening Questionnaire Social Distance Guidelines in Place Sanitizing, disinfecting, or Cleaning Procedures in Place Positions Available: 4 Job Type: Full-time Company Description The mission of Integrated Family Services, PLLC is to assess, coordinate, monitor and provide a wide variety of comprehensive mental health services in a manner that promotes dignity, respect and empowerment to all consumers.

Keywords: Integrated Family Services, Chesapeake , Co-Responder Outreach Specialist, Other , Elizabeth City, Virginia

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