Employer: Sedgwick County
Job Title: Discharge Specialist | Children's Services
Salary: $15.20 Hourly
Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.
Provide goal-directed, client-centered, medically necessary services and support to Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance discharging from a mental health hospitalization or psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) and their families in order to improve the youth’s quality of life and ability to function more successfully in the community. Specialist will be available to see clients within 72 hours of discharge, will provide the initial service post discharge for open clients, and the initial service after intake for new clients. Discharge specialist will create a treatment plan with client, parent, and treatment team, and will coordinate the successful initiation of services. Computer documentation of all services in a timely manner is required.
Essential Job Functions:
Service Provision Case Management Services
- Case management using identified and accepted methods to remediate symptoms of mental illness and/or improve emotional and functional well-being
- Conduct risk assessments as needed to address safety of clients
- Prepare Treatment Plan including client and family participation on cases where needed
- Collaborate in review, updates and progress on goals with Treatment Plan coordinator or other member of the treatment team
- Complete progress notes in accordance with COMCARE guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed treatment and client response to treatment within prescribed timeliness
- Complete Notes for Record, Precautions statements and authorizations for release of records as required and/or recommended
- Enters no show and cancellations for accuracy and completeness of medical record
General Administrative Duties
- Respond to Utilization Review staff feedback forms and make corrections as needed
- Participate in multidisciplinary or peer team meetings to improve treatment and develop intervention strategies as needed
- Enter AIMS data as needed
- Completes court reports or treatment summaries within required timelines as set by the entity requesting these documents
- Attend staff meetings
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Travel to and from sites in personal transportation
- Identify and attend continuing education/training to enhance or expand practice and implement best practices related to the employee s area of practice within COMCARE
- Participate in individual supervision
Collaboration & Cooperation: Builds constructive working relationships with clients/consumers, other work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.
Communication: Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good written, oral and listening skills.
Detail Oriented: Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures. Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise. Performs follow-up to ensure quality of work product and/or actions completed.
Resilience & Adaptability: Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches. Remains flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change. Understands changes in work tasks, situations, and environment as well as the basis for change. Thinks and acts effectively under pressure. Persists towards solutions and goals in changing circumstances. Overcomes obstacles to achieve results.
Time Management: Shows ability to plan, schedule, direct work or self and others. Balances task requirements and individual abilities; organizes materials to accomplish tasks; sets high standards and well-defined, realistic goals for one’s self. Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision and is motivated to achieve.
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education.
Years of Experience: If no degree is present applicant may substitute each one year of experience for one year of education.
License, certifications, etc… Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, SRS child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens. Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.
Possess basic or intermediate computer skills: able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record. • Must have reliable transportation.
Years of Experience: 1
Physical Requirements of Position:
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Background checks, including but not limited to KBI and DCF adult and child abuse registry • Motor Vehicle Check • Pre-employment Drug Screen
Usual working days/hours: Varied schedule M-F between 7a -7p
Location of work: 350 S Broadway
The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.
May work in adverse conditions.
Fast-paced environment and may occasionally work with combative emotional consumers.
*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*
*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*
It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
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