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Becoming part of the Sweetser family means you can make a difference in the lives of Maine children, adults, and families every day. As a nationally recognized and accredited leader, we offer competitive salaries, a wide range of benefits and the opportunity to join a passionate team of more than 700 employees.
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:• Conduct assessments of patients and family for information about health, mental health and social service needs and provide information on the importance, availability and use of a medical/primary care home, and information on referral to other services including, but not limited to housing, food, clothing and other basic needs Consult and work collaboratively with the Integrated Behavioral Health tea, the patient, and primary care provider about treatment options and preferences; coordinates plan of care.• Provide information or education about services, explain the benefits of Integrated Behavioral Health to eligible patients and families, and obtain a signed release of information form/application to access services; provide Rights and Responsibilities and other information to each eligible patient. Makes referrals for all identified services as needed.• Document services by entering patient data into the electronic client record, and ensuring that all documentation is appropriately signed and dated. Comply with all requirements for necessary documentation. • Determine appropriate level of care using screening tools approved by DHHS.• Develop Individualized Service/Support Plan (ISP) in conjunction with the person served. Collaboratively review and update the plan as needed.• Participate in crisis intervention, resolution and follow-up services.• Assist in the exploration of less restrictive alternatives to hospitalization• Identify and document unmet needs• Facilitate transportation to medical appointments and other community integration activities.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:• Knowledge in some or all of the following areas: Child development, family systems, special education, mental health, developmental delays, juvenile justice system.• Skills in being well organized, able to independently prioritize workload, and having excellent interpersonal skills.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:• Successfully complete an orientation and training program in wellness case management/advocacy that includes support for assisting patients with making life changes to help them self-manage and/or improve their chronic condition(s).• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Human Services in psychology, mental health and human services, behavioral health, behavioral sciences, social work, human development, special education, counseling, rehabilitation, sociology, nursing or closely related field
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