Behavioral Health Coordinator - Behavioral Health Home


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Job Number 51214
Posted 11/21/2017
Account Acadia Hospital
Department Behavioral Health Home - Waldo/Knox County
Location Acadia Healthcare - Waldo/Knox County, ME
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 8
Job Details Job Summary:

The Behavioral Health Coordinator (BHC) reports to the Program Manager of the Behavioral Health Home. The BHC works as part of a multi-disciplinary team with adults who have serious and persistent mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbance. The BHC is MHRT (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician) certified or certification eligible within a reasonable period of time and has a Bachelor's Degree in human services or a related field. The BHC provides comprehensive case management services with a set of priorities aimed at; improving mental health, improving medical health (including ascertaining and effectively working with a primary care provider and engaging in preventative and health promotion services); reducing inpatient hospitalizations and emergency department visits; ensuring effective transitions during episodes of more intensive treatment; tracking client progress towards goals; and working within the team structure to continually refine and re-prioritize activities. . The BHC must have a working knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and be able to provide appropriate clinical interventions within the scope of their licensure. The BHC will have strong de-escalation skills, and be able to work quickly, flexibly, and efficiently. The BHC will perform and assist with the performance of full psychosocial assessments, identification of needs and resources, and development of individual treatment plans and crisis plans. The BHC is responsible for maintaining clinical documentation consistent with all licensing and regulatory requirements. The BHC will have strong organizational skills, communication skills, and networking capabilities. The BHC is responsible for coordinating care and maintaining the records on a caseload of assigned clients. The work environment consists of a typical office setting including computer, confidential medical records, medical documents and communication channels, and may be somewhat stressful. There is also a community component with some of the casework occurring in the patient homes and other community locations. The BHC transports clients for clinically appropriate reasons. Perform any duties/or responsibilities assigned by Administrator or Supervisor for which qualified.

Job Requirements:

· Bachelor's Degree Human Services or related field required, MHRT/C or certification eligible within a reasonable period of time.

· Job related experience in mental healthcare is preferred with knowledge of psychiatric and chemical dependency terminology.

· Cognitive requirements including the ability to analyze a situation and make a sound decision on the best way to arrive at a solution.

· The ability to work with both clinical and non-clinical personnel in potentially high stress situations is required.

· Completes Healthstream Mandatory Education on a yearly basis.

· Attends all mandatory safety related education programs (fire ergonomics, universal/standard precautions etc.).

· Follows safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others.

· Carries assigned keys and wears hospital badge at all times.

· Refrain from the abuse of chemicals.

Valid driver's license with reliable transportation and required auto liability insurance.


Ability to travel in assigned service area

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Physical Demands:

Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are necessary to respond to patient response and requests. Has the ability to read and speak English, to communicate and document information. Possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and flexibility to respond to aggressive patient behavior. Has the ability to reach and stretch intermittently. Time may be spent sitting at a computer, collaborating with other healthcare team members. Standing and walking comprises some of the workday. Possess the ability to sit for long periods of time in meetings and in vehicles.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
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