Intensive Care Coordinator - Bilingual
Company: Gandara Mental Health Center, Inc.
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Intensive Care Coordinator - Bilingual The Gándara Center
provides residential, mental health, substance abuse, and
preventive services for children, adults, and families across the
Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. We believe in
our communities and value cultural diversity and strive to provide
culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community.
Our mission is to promote the well-being of Hispanics,
African-Americans, and other culturally diverse populations,
through innovative, culturally competent behavioral health,
prevention, and educational services - Changing Lives one family at
a time. The Care Coordinator facilitates care planning and
coordination of services for youth, with serious emotional
disturbance (SED), under the age of 21. Care Coordinators ensure
that necessary services are accessed, coordinated, and delivered in
a strength-based, individualized, family/youth-driven, and
ethnically, culturally, and linguistically relevant manner.
Services and supports, which are guided by the needs of the youth,
are developed through a Wraparound planning process that results in
an individualized and flexible plan of care for the youth and
family. When providing care coordination, the Care Coordinator and
a Family Partner work together with youth and their family while
maintaining their distinct functions. Responsibilities Submit
detailed progress notes that follow federal, state, and agency
Conduct comprehensive home-based assessments and behavioral health
assessments inclusive of the age-appropriate version of the
Massachusetts Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) that
occurs in the youth's home or another location of the family's
Maintain a caseload of 11-14 families.
Oversees the assembly of the Care Planning Team, and guides the
development of an Individual Care Plan and a risk management/safety
Monitors the provision and quality of services provided to the
family and is the liaison when new services/resources are needed to
be sought or developed.
Provides or arranges for transportation for clients to
appointments, crisis/respite services, etc. if needed.
Provides or secures support and crisis/emergency services for the
Collaborates with other necessary individuals the youth and family
may have contact with, in order to properly coordinate care.
Identifies community resources and development of natural supports
for youth and parent/caregiver(s) to support and sustain
achievement of the youth's individual care plan, goals and
objectives. Candidate Requirements Minimum Experience Required: 1
Degree Required: Must possess an MCE-approved Master's or
Bachelor's Degree in one of the following: Family Therapy,
Counseling and Psychological Services, Human Services, Community
A driver's license and proper auto insurance are required.
Awareness and sensitivity to contextual variables such as race,
culture, gender, sexuality, disability, economics, and lived
Bilingual (English & Spanish), Bicultural, encouraged to apply. The
Gándara Mental Health Center provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and
prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard
to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability
status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to
all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,
hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Bachelors or better
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