Care Coordinator - MHRS (EastBay)

Oakland, California, United States | Oakland | Full-time

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The Care Coordinator is responsible for developing and providing high quality therapeutic interventions and services in support of an individual’s wellness and recovery.  Services include strength-based and needs-based therapeutic case management, problem-solving, therapeutic rehabilitation including skills-building, benefits support, resource development, housing navigation, crisis intervention, and family support.

This is a community-based position providing direct, face-to-face services to individuals who are chronically homeless and travel throughout Alameda County is required. 

Schedules include Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for development and delivery of a full complement of services, including individual, family, group counseling, individual rehabilitation and case management/brokerage for individuals within the Care Coordinator's caseload as assigned.
  • Responsible for utilizing Evidence Based Practice for the designated population/program to assure high quality results and intended impact.
  • Responsible for continuously assessing individual’s risk status including risk based on symptoms, substance use, environment, physical conditions, etc and intervening appropriately.
  • Responsible for assessing the continued service necessity and creating a service plan that aims at an individual getting better/healthy and accomplishing service goals that are person-centered and belong to the client.
  • Responsible for continuous outreach and progressive engagement and reporting disengagement to the team immediately. Responsible for working with outreach team and determining when to disenroll individual based on program protocols.
  • Responsible for domain-based assessment, screening referrals, service planning, community planning and benefit coordination which supports wellness and recovery principles. Responsible for care planning and therapeutic case management using a whatever it takes approach.
  • Documents and maintains all data collection, reporting, and charting records in accordance with BACS and other relevant county regulatory policies/agencies. Responsible for producing required number of regulatory units of service per month (65% of staff’s time must be providing face-to-face or other eligible community-based support).
  • Participates in supervision, staff meetings, consultation, travel, crisis/emergency coverage, weekend coverage, as well as, agency-wide meetings and training, as required by manager.
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a therapeutic team.
  • Is adaptable and open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Adjusts rapidly to new situations warranting attention and resolution.
  • Is effective at balancing interests of a variety of clients; readily readjusts priorities to respond to pressing and changing client demands. Anticipates and meets the need of clients; achieves quality end-products; is committed to continuous improvement of services.

Qualifications

  • Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's Degree preferred. Experience in social services and working with the homeless population is required.
  • Bilingual in a threshold language preferred.
  • Valid California driver’s license, personal vehicle, and proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage. DMV printout required. 
  • Extensive local travel is required.
  • Healthcare/vulnerable client employer, verified COVID vaccination required.

 Benefits/Perks

  • Highly competitive compensation: Starting at $24/hr. DOE.
  • Fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage for employees and children.
  • 32 days off (PTO/Holiday), increasing with tenure, includes your birthday off. 
  • Clinical supervision hours towards licensure*
  • 403b with BACS matching contribution.
  • $3,000 per year student loan, tuition or CEUs. Up to $15,000 over 5 years.
  • One month PAID sabbatical after 4 Years – not charging PTO.
  • Free iPhone with unlimited data for personal/professional use + laptop for easy mobility*.
  • Significant internal growth opportunities.

        * Most direct service positions

BACS Overview

Bay Area Community Services is a CARF accredited non-profit, community-based agency celebrating 65 years of serving Alameda and Solano Counties by providing mental health and social services. BACS’ mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes. We are proud to be one of the leading agencies producing real outcomes to tough social problems. BACS owes its reputation as an innovator to our innovative and entrepreneurial staff.  We are seeking individuals who want to transform clinical practice to be client-centered and effective in the field and who want to lead empowered teams to meet goals.    

How to apply:

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience.

 

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