Community Transition Specialist (Child Welfare Coordinator) in New Haven, CT at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

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We Help People Live their Lives to the Fullest Potential!

For more than 30 years, Beacon has changed the way people live with behavioral health conditions. Today, we are the undisputed leader in behavioral health management, serving 40 million people across all 50 states. At Beacon, we are committed to delivering a ‘world-class’ candidate experience from the moment you click ‘Apply’! Our goal is to help you reach your fullest potential, while utilizing your talents and expertise to help us deliver on our promise.

Do you have a passion for helping others? If so, we are looking for you!

Beacon is currently seeking an Integrated Family Care and Support (IFCS) Coordinator to join our team. The IFCS program is responsible for providing support to families referred by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The program works with families through a family-driven, strength-based, culturally and linguistically responsive model. The program supports families in developing solutions, identify an array community resources based on their need, and promotes permanent connections for the family. The IFCS Coordinator works directly with families to connect them to supports they need to reach their identified family goals.

This position will be based in the New Haven/Milford region - with regular travel within the region, to DCF area offices, members' homes and our office in Rocky Hill.   Local travel approximately 80% of time.

What does a typical day look like?

  • Empowers families through education and support to enable them to take a lead role in planning for and responding to their family's needs.
  • Maintains direct contact with families through telephone and face-to-face contact as often as determined by the family’s Plan of Care and based on the individual/family specific needs.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation by entering collected data into electronic systems based on the needs and demands of the program.
  • Develops and maintains the family’s plan while maintaining fidelity to the program model in all activities.
  • Provides ongoing assessment of the family’s needs and amends the family’s plan as necessary to reflect changes within the family.
  • Assembles, coordinates, and facilitates family team meetings.
  • Assists the family in accessing programs/services to address their needs, including but not limited to: mental health, substance use, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, basic needs, and parenting.
  • Helps the family build connections to non-traditional supports and services in the community.
  • Participates in all training modules including coaching and mentoring activities required based on the needs and demands of the program.

What you Contribute?

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field required.

License:  Valid driver's license required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience providing direct services to children and families of diverse populations with complex needs.
  • Will have assessment & treatment plan development experience and care management experience.
  • This person shall have strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to organize and implement action.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of community and state resources is essential.

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 & wellbeing 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!

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.