The Care Coordinator will focus on coordinating care across all services for Colbert and Williams Consent Decree Class Members. This position will be responsible for working with subcontractors, managed care companies, and health providers to ensure all needs are met for class members transitioning from nursing care facilities to community based living and providing continued support after transition.
Coordinate with managed care companies, community providers, medical professionals, subcontractors, and others to ensure needs are met for Consent Decree Members.
Obtain approval and funding for specialized equipment, medical care, procedures, and home modifications to meet the needs of Consent Decree Members.
Provide consistent follow-up with members and providers to ensure that services are appropriate and effective.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge of best practices for mental health care and primary care for the population served.
Advocate for member freedom of choice.
Master's Degree in Human Services preferred; will consider Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with active nursing license.
Knowledge and/or experience in mental health services.
Minimum of one year experience working with individuals with psychiatric disorders and working knowledge of the recovery model preferred.
One year case management, care coordination, linkage, outreach, and/or community support experience preferred.
Ability to work in a variety of environments and willingness to provide services in location most convenient to the individual served.
Valid Illinois driver's license and documentation of current auto insurance, with good driving record and private transportation available.
Employee is required to remain compliant with all state/federal, position, agency, accreditation, and funding source training/licensing requirements, including but not limited to CPR and CPI.
Employee is required to possess the skill and ability to utilize all applicable technology and computer programs related to his/her position.