Job Application - Catholic Charities Steuben/Livingston

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Children's Behavioral Health Services Case Worker

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

Perform skill building functions that support the development of a child/teen’s life and social skills, working one on one with each participant in his/her own home and in the community.  Facilitate family members’ understanding of the child/teen’s needs as related to his/her condition/diagnosis.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

1.       Provide a meaningful “core” service for each child/teen assigned, which includes face to face visits per month based on need and acuity level, to ensure all care plan goals are addressed to the satisfaction of the clients served. 

2.       Work directly with families to help them understand their child’s condition and subsequent needs.

3.       Demonstrate emotional confidence and good judgement to engage children and families.

4.       Manage complex behavioral needs of children while facilitating skill building activities, continually assuring the safety of the children and families, and applying appropriate emergency and crisis intervention principles and techniques.

5.       Provide prevocational services including teaching skills, building appropriate work habits, completing applications, role playing interviews, etc., as needed.

6.       Provide various supported employment services to assist youth with maintaining employment including but not limited to “on the job” support. 

7.       Enter required documentation of every interaction with client into Electronic Health Record system to facilitate timely Medicaid billing.

8.       Provide LPHA Driven and Family and Youth informed skill building activities to caseload assigned, maintaining accurate and verifiable documentation of all services rendered.

9.       Using a person-centered approach, complete comprehensive and detailed assessments, reviews, crisis plans, and care plans as required by standards set by DOH and lead Health Home contractors.

10.   Demonstrate, promote and practice cultural competency towards clients through respect and understanding.

11.   Recognize and embrace diversity through supporting and encouraging the strengths of each individual youth and family served. 

  1. Assist youth and families in the acquisition and maintenance of public benefits e.g., Medicaid, SNAP, Social Security, etc.

13.   Provide linkage/referrals and coordination of resources/support for medical care, mental health, social, recreational, and housing/basic needs, etc.

14.   Remain current in the field, support and implement best practice service models within the program.

15.   Make independent decisions and recommendations regarding immediate risk factors presented and provide crisis intervention and follow-up as needed.

16.   Provide education to youth and family concerning the nature and desired effect of services.

17.   Assist youth and families in managing and planning for safety needs by assisting with implementation of previously developed individualized safety/support plans. 

18.   Utilizing a team approach, maintain accessibility for clients during the workday, while demonstrating flexibility to be available to clients and families outside of normal business hours as needed.

19.   Serve as client advocate.

20.   Participate as a member of Youth’s Care Team to carry out individualized and strength-based plan of care through regular case conferences and case reviews.

21.   Participate in staff meetings and other CFTSS/HCBS department activities.

22.   Ensure compliance with all applicable local, State, Federal and Health Home Network regulations and agency policies.

23.   Participate in mandatory ongoing training and professional development offered.

24.   Represent Catholic Charities Community Services on appropriate boards and committees as assigned by CC Director.

25.   Other duties as assigned.