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Community Healthlink Clinician-Intensive Care Coordinator in Worcester, Massachusetts

Come join a friendly and inclusive team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) recognizes the power of a diverse community and seeks applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (40 hrs/wk) Clinician- Intensive Care Coordinator at our Leominster site.

Families and Communities Together (FCT) seeks to build on family strengths and available support systems to help children with serious emotional disturbance remain in or return to their communities. FCT staff works with the family, child, appropriate state agencies and school staff to develop strategies that help improve child and family functioning.

Intensive Care Coordinators coordinate multiple services and supports for youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). The care coordinator facilitates the development of a Care Planning Team, assists the family and Team in identifying goals and developing an Individual Care Plan and Safety Plan. The Care Coordinator works directly with the youth and family to implement elements of the Plan, and coordinates with other Team Members involved with the family to help the youth and family reach their goals.

  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of and endorses the CBHI values: Child Centered and Family Driven, Strength-Based, Culturally Responsive, Collaborative and Integrated, and Continuous Quality Improvement.

  • Maintains a mixed caseload of TM, IHT and ICC youth

  • Conducts comprehensive home-based clinical assessments including the CANS; risk management, safety, and treatment/care planning

  • Works with each youth/family to assemble a Care Planning Team composed of family members, their natural supports, and appropriate collaterals

  • Coordinates and facilitates regular Care Planning Team meetings to develop an individualized Care Plan for each enrolled youth/family

  • Works closely with the FCT Family Partner, the family, and the Care Planning Team to implement, monitor and modify the Care Plan as needed, and serves as an advocate/liaison for the family when appropriate to access new or different services.

  • Collaborates and communicates regularly with other key service/clinical providers

  • Effectively communicates and builds strong rapport with youth, families, colleagues, and/or community members in a manner that is sensitive to their racial/ethnic/cultural/class backgrounds.

  • Maintain client records based on role, including completing comprehensive assessments, CANS, care plans, treatment plans, intervention plans, safety plans, contact notes, and discharge summaries.

  • Maintains program productivity standards

  • Works with insurance companies to obtain service authorizations

  • Participates in all required meetings, trainings, supervisions, quality management, and related activities as may be directed by FCT program management.

  • Follows all program and CHL policies and procedures.

  • Maintains the highest standards of ethics and demonstrates professional attitude and conduct

  • Works assigned hours, which includes some weekday evening hours (up to 8pm)

  • Travel is required as part of this position, which includes travel to/from families' homes, community settings, and CHL sites.

  • Participates in on-call rotation that includes providing telephonic support to enrolled families

  • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

  • Grade C06: Clinician II- Intensive Care Coordinator: requires minimum qualifications of Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related human services field

  • Grade C08: Clinician III: Intensive Care Coordinator: Master’s degree in a clinical course of study in behavioral health (social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, counseling or related field) that meet the academic requirements for independent licensure in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Requires licensure as LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, or is actively working towards licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Minimum of 1-year clinical experience with children, adolescents and families with behavioral, social and/or emotional difficulties.

  • Proven ability to effectively engage youth and/or families, successfully advocate for clients and to collaborate well with other professionals

  • Comfortable providing home-based and community-based services.

  • Demonstrate strong work ethic, ability to work independently and ability to contribute to team objectives

  • Demonstrate effective communication, writing, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to use a computer-based information system.

  • Current valid US-issued driver's license and ability to provide registered and insured automobile for work-related purposes

  • All candidates will be subject to a CORI review as outlined in the regulations set by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. For more information, click here

    Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

PCN#: 7012

Street: 335 Belmont St