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State of Massachusetts Coordinated Specialty Care Coordinator (HSC I) in Fall River, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking a compassionate and dynamic candidate to serve as the primary case manager for young adults enrolled in the Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) program.The CSC program is an exciting new program primarily serving the Greater Fall River area to meet the needs of young adults and families experiencing First Episode Psychosis. The Case Coordinator will receive specialized training including Navigate to enhance skills to provide evidence-based individual and family care coordination services to assigned persons served. _Please note_: this position is full time 40 hour per week. 8:30am – 5:00pm (will work one evening shift a week) Days off: Sunday and Monday The selected applicant will provide care coordination services to assigned persons served, family support, in line with the CSC model and serve as a member of the integrated care team. This position will lead trauma-informed, person centered assessment and treatment planning activities and ensuring the interventions are delivered in accordance with the CSC model and utilizing evidence-based interventions &/or best practices. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Supports immediate and concrete needs to persons served regarding housing, income, criminal justice needs and transportation. * Provides education about, and link to, available community resources for both children and adults. * Offers care coordination to assigned caseload, including providing referrals for any life domain impacting overall health and wellness. * Employs interventions appropriate for current presentation and stage of treatment. * Supports client and family access to age-appropriate educational and community resources. * Ensures timely documentation of person served progress and to ensure compliance with existing DMH regulations and program procedures. * Collaborates and intervenes with families using evidence-based practices including assertively in times of heightened risk or crisis. * Coordinates hospital discharges and support through care transitions. * Provides life skills training, through use of individual coaching and group modalities. * Attends weekly CSC team meetings and daily rounds. * Ensures integration with Care Coordination entities such as DMH targeted Case Management, BHCP, and OneCare. /_Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Current and valid MA Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state is necessary for this funciton * Professional experience providing care coordination services to young adults with behavioral healthcare needs * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. /_DMH Mission Statement:_/ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights, and supports mental health training and research. _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at (508) 977-3383. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * * Applicants must have (A) at least three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional experience in human services work or social work or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. Based on assignment, travel may be required. Incumbents who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment. Based on assignment as Qualified Intellectual Disabled Professionals, within the Department of Developmental Services, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, human services, rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, nursing, recreation therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, physical education or other a related field is required. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Community and Social Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Coordinated Specialty Care Coordinator (HSC I) Location: Massachusetts-Fall River-49 Hillside Street Requisition ID: 2200080R