Onsite Behavioral Health Care Advocate - San Diego, CA (870004)

    UnitedHealth Group Inc.
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Full-time
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    Job Description

    Position Description

    You have high standards. So do we. Here at UnitedHealth Group, this includes offering an innovative new standard for care management. It goes beyond counseling services and verified referrals to programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. That means you'll have an opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale - as part of an incredible team culture that's defining the future of behavioral health care.

    Responsible for facilitating and providing linkage to behavioral health services in system of care to justice involved population. Provides clinical services in the manner of behavioral health screenings, short term case management, coordination, and consultation with behavioral health treatment providers, San Diego Probation and ancillary services.

    ***The required schedule/hours for this position is Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30am - 6:00pm Pacific Time***

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Conducts comprehensive behavioral health screenings in a dynamic environment to include jail and other settings
    • Review available behavioral health history to coordinate services and assure appropriate level of care for clients
    • Responsible for identification, awareness and establishing contacts of specific community resources for justice involved population and the enrollment process
    • Leads coordination of appropriate level of care linkage for Post Release Offenders to community behavioral health and ancillary services
    • Guides the provision of short term clinical case management to ensure continuity of behavioral health and medical services
    • Available to assist BHST Care Advocates in daily operations and duties
    • Navigates and advocates within behavioral health system of care on behalf of clients as needed
    • Models and engages clients to participate in screening process and work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to develop case plans, provide linkage to care based on their individual needs, preference and objectives
    • Exemplifies the use of motivational interviewing techniques to help clients identify and understand intrinsic goals and engage in behavior change
    • Participates in ongoing multi-disciplinary team meetings providing education and consultation with regards to linkage to behavioral health and ancillary services within system of care
    • Guides clinical care consultations with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation personnel, San Diego Sheriff's department, probation officers, and community treatment providers
    • Advances the troubleshooting of internal and external problems
    • Assess for safety risks / provides crisis intervention and behavioral health screenings for population
    • Receives and reviews clinical screenings, linkage and levels of care requests
    • Assist in orientation of Behavioral Health System of care to Probation partners
    • Provides ongoing education of behavioral health system of care to providers, consumers and other stakeholders
    • Makes suggestions for change and improvements in the functioning of the department and coordination of care within the system of care with Probation partners, Behavioral Health Services and Treatment providers
    • Maintain timely and appropriate clinical documentation records in San Diego County Probation and Behavioral Health Electronic Health records
    • Use of technological systems to support clinical delivery of services
    • Requires access to Cerner Electronic Health Record which includes Protected Health Information and Probation Case Management System
    • Adheres to pertinent HIPAA rules and regulations
    • Other duties and responsibilities as required
    You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Independently Licensed, Master's level mental health professional such as LMFT, LCSW, LPCC and / or Psy.D in the state of California, or an RN with psychiatric nursing experience
    • 3+ years of experience providing direct clinical care in a behavioral health treatment setting with emphasis on assessment, case management, and crisis intervention
    • Community behavioral health experience
    • Ability to work onsite daily at a Community Transition Center in San Diego
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bilingual Skills (fluency in Spanish/English)
    • Inpatient experience
    • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
    • Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients
    • Knowledge of the system of care in San Diego
    Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

    Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

    Job Keywords: San Diego, Care Advocate, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, Psy.D, care coordination, probation, community transition, employment, housing, bilingual, Spanish, CA, California

    Posting ID: 555360238Posted: 2020-06-25