Position:  Children's Care Coordinator
Location:  Pell City, AL
Job Id:  812
# of Openings:  0

CHILDREN'S CARE COORDINATOR
Normal Work Hours/Days:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. -  Monday - Friday.  Some flexibility dictated by patient need will be required. 
                                                                                          Location:  St. Clair County
 
The Care Coordinator position is a direct service provider and an information and referral agent for members of the Target Population (children/adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance and their families) as assigned by supervisor in St. Clair County.
 
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
 
Provide access to a wide range of services for children/adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance and their families in the St. Clair County catchment area as assigned by the supervisor.
 
Properly assess need and devise individualized care plan for each client.
 
Serve as a liaison between the client and various service providers to ensure continuity of care.
 
Effectively implement written care plans to meet client goals and objectives.
 
Develop and maintain adequately detailed and accurate client records via electronic medical records system
 
Provide transportation to clients when necessary.
 
Provide accurate documentation in debriefing for weekly and monthly reports/meetings as stipulated by program demands.
 
Perform all administrative duties as required.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or Behavioral Sciences related field from an accredited university required.  One year of experience working with the children/adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance and their families is preferred.
 
Valid Alabama driver's license and driving record acceptable to agency automobile insurance carrier for inclusion on agency policy.  Suitable automobile to permit the required travel.  Must show and maintain car insurance equal to or in excess of the State of Alabama standards for automobile insurance coverage.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
Knowledge of special needs and behavioral characteristics of severely emotionally/behaviorally disturbed children.
 
Knowledge of the community and available community resources.
 
Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the human services provider agencies in the catchment area.
 
Knowledge of the legal and ethical issues relative to confidentiality of client records and the ability to interpret and apply them within the scope of the care coordinator responsibilities.
 
Ability to communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team.Knowledge of casework principles and methods related to care coordination
 
Working knowledge of interviewing techniques and principles.
 
Ability and willingness to document activities and maintain electronic medical records.
 
Skills in interpersonal relationships and dynamics.
 
Considerable written and expressive communication skills.
 
Acquainted with the use and side effects of psychotropic medications.

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