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Project Coordinator II, Health Homes (HARP)

CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 20,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.    


Position:  Project Coordinator II

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: 2244 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226​


Responsibilities:

  • Complete the Initial Eligibility and Full NYS Community Mental Health Assessments (CMHA) on clients that are enrolled in HARPs (Health and Recovery Plans) in order to determine eligibility for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).
  • Create and update as necessary a Plan of Care (POC) in conjunction with the client in the appropriate Health Homes database for clients that are eligible for HCBS.
  • Regularly communicate with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) regarding the Plan of Care and approval of services.
  • Input client data and client progress information into automated database.
  • Schedule intake appointments between the eligible individuals and the care management team as needed.
  • Review all documentation establishing clients' eligibility for program and make file copies (e.g. Medicaid status and confirmation of HIV status).
  • Act as client liaison/client advocate with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, legal issues, entitlements, etc.
  • Escort clients to appointments (educational, medical, social service, etc.)
  • Arranges contact with patient upon discharge from inpatient services or ER.
  • Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
  • Assist eligible individuals with completing all CAMBA and Health Home enrollment and consent forms.
  • Conduct initial needs assessments and assessment of eligibility for clients and clients' families.
  • Evaluate actual living conditions of clients through home visits.
  • Work with clients to break through barriers to their goals and to assist them in advocating for themselves and move toward self-sufficiency.
  • Monitor clients' progress towards their service goals, and document all interactions with clients via progress notes.
  • Create and maintain client files and make copies of all client documents.
  • Recommend closing of cases in which clients have: (a) achieved primary goals and have maintained stability for a period of months; or, (b) have not demonstrated a willingness to participate in the process (lost-to-service); or, (c) have become ineligible for services (e.g. moved out of area, change in Medicaid status).
  • Follow-up with clients for a period of time after successful completion of their primary goals to assure client stability.
  • Coordinate with other CAMBA personnel and with outside organizations regarding program offerings
  • Participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.​

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in any of the following: child & family studies, community mental health, counseling, education, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, recreation, recreation therapy, rehabilitation, social work, sociology, or speech and hearing; OR A Bachelor's level education or higher in any field with five years of experience working directly with persons with behavioral health diagnoses; OR NYS licensure and current registration as a Registered Nurse and a bachelor's degree; OR A Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and 2 years of applicable experience;
  • Experience providing direct services and linking persons to a broad range of services essential to successfully living in a community setting to persons diagnosed with mental disabilities, developmental disabilities, alcoholism or substance abuse;
  • Complete an InterRai training, a self-paced 12 hour training, to become certified to complete the assessments.


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