Community Transition Specialist (ASD)
Company: Beacon Health Options
Location: Rocky Hill
Posted on: November 11, 2019
Beacon Health OptionsJob Category: Clinical - GeneralReq #:
COMMU01659Schedule: Full TimeLocation: CT - Rocky HillTheASD
Community Transition Specialistwill assist families in navigating
the behavioral health care system and finding community supports to
assist in living life to its fullest potential. This individual
will help ease transitions when a youth or adult moves from higher
to lower levels of care by providing individual and family support
to ensure members are connected to community services and resources
and have the necessary supports in place. They are also responsible
for promoting clear communication among a care team and treating
clinicians to support the members and families. They will be
responsible for coordinating treatment among home/community, school
and other treatment settings so that all members of the team are
working collaboratively to support the stabilization of the child
and family unit within their community.
What does a typical day look like?
- Collaborate with the BCBA - ICM to organize treatment providers
including the primary care physician, psychiatrist, in-home
provider, facilitating identification of non-traditional "respite
care" and other support resources identified as being supportive
through the clinical assessment
- Assist the BCBA - ICM in organizing treatment and discharge
planning efforts between the current treating team (e.g., emergency
department, inpatient hospitalization, etc.) with the receiving
community provider, family members, school staff and community
- Develop collaborative relationships with providers to deliver
timely and developmentally appropriate related health care services
in a caring, professional and responsive manner
- Develop a Plan of Care after the completion of a comprehensive
youth and family needs assessment to assist in facilitating access
to needed services and resources in the network
- Initiate and/or participate in patient care conferences with
other health care professionals as it relates to the target
- Develop local area resource database and resource guides to
assist corresponding communities
- Provide telephone and/or face-to-face support to members and
families to offer care coordination, support and information
- Work closely with the Systems of Care Management to coordinate
services within the community-based systems of care
- Build, develop and maintain a positive and collaborative
relationship with providers and support organizations by
establishing a local presence and by attending meetings
- Outreach to, and work with family and individual advocacy
groups across the state
- Identify respite needs in Connecticut and organizations already
- Collaborate with the Department of Developmental Services,
Department of Children and Families, Department of Mental Health
and Addiction Services, and the Department of Social Services as
necessary to support members
- Assess individual and family needs in acute situations
- Transition stabilized members to an assigned Care Coordinator
or Peer Specialist on the ASD Team, if appropriate, for ongoing
support and care.
What you Contribute?
Education:Requires a Bachelor's Degree and with Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD) related experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Two years working experience and experience navigating
healthcare systems to access care
- Knowledge of local community resources is essential.
- Working knowledge of care management principles and practices,
cost containment principles
- Substance abuse and managed care experience is a benefit.
- analytical and problem solving skills needed
- Excellent PC skills - proficient with MS Word, Excel,
What Makes Us Different?
- Here, it's not just a job - it's an opportunity to change
- Our employees are learners, innovators and original
- Our mission and values guide the way we treat our members,
providers and each other.
What We Have to Offer:
- Healthcare benefits available starting day 1!
- Health & well-being incentives, such as gym membership
- 401K with company match to help reach your future financial
- Generous PTO, because we know life happens outside of work
- Tuition reimbursement so you can keep reaching your fullest
If Beacon sounds like the place for you, what are you waiting for?
Apply with us today to get started!
Beacon Health Options is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer as well as a Drug Free and Tobacco Free
Work Environment. EOE/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disabled
At Beacon Health Options, our candidate's data privacy is a top
priority. Our recruiting team conducts all communications using
official company email (@BeaconHealthOptions.com). Only candidates
who have applied for an open position through our Careers page
(careers.beaconhealthoptions.com) will be engaged in our interview
process. Beacon conducts all interviews in person or over the
phone. At no time during the recruiting process will any Beacon
recruiter request any financial or personally identifiable
information from you.
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