The Care Coordinator is designed to provide medically necessary services, under a treatment plan approved by a qualified mental health provider or clinician skilled in the treatment of mental disorders, to assist the consumer in resolving or minimizing the effects of the mental and emotional impairment for which clinical and/or hospital services have previously been provided. The goal is to enhance independent functioning through which the consumer is integrated into and/or maintained within the community, so that institutionalization is not as likely or frequent. This goal-directed medically necessary service is for children/youth with severe emotional disturbance (SED) through which the individual is assisted in obtaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services. All interventions provided shall be related to specific goals set forth in the client’s treatment plan.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (40 hours per week)
Varied hours between 7 am to 7 pm; must be able and willing to adjust work schedules based on their clinical case load and the needs of individual clients.
Amount of Travel Required: 10-20%; day travel within Shawnee County
Office and Community-Based working environment; requires flexible schedule; frequent interruptions occur; expected to deal with individuals in crisis; risk of exposure to aggressive and/or acting out (verbal and physical) children and youth, and exposure to low socioeconomic homes and neighborhoods.
Background checks and drug screen required.