Community Transition Specialist (ASD) in Rocky Hill, CT at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 10/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The ASD Community Transition Specialist will 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 physicians
  • 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 population
  • 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 providing respite
  • 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 

Licensure: N/A

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, PowerPoint, Outlook

What Makes Us Different?

  • Here, it’s not just a job – it’s an opportunity to change lives.
  • 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 reimbursement
  • 401K with company match to help reach your future financial goals
  • Generous PTO, because we know life happens outside of work
  • Tuition reimbursement so you can keep reaching your fullest potential

If Beacon sounds like the place for you, what are you waiting for? Apply with us today to get started!

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