Child and Youth Care Coordinator

Job Closing: Sep 18, 2019

Division: Health Services, Mental Health

Job Code: 21-1093

Salary Range: $24,835.20 to $60,236.80 ($11.94 to 28.96)

Status: Full-time, term (6/30/2024), non-exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Child and Youth Behavioral Health Care Coordinator is a member of the Mental Health clinical team that guides the care and support of clients being served in the Mental Health clinic (including school-based satellites). Under the direction of the Child and Youth Mental Health Clinic Coordinator, the Care Coordinator will assist the Mental Health therapists (including school-based) with meeting the client's needs by providing care coordination and advocacy for clients. The Care Coordinator will assist with improving Mental Health service delivery with schools and youth serving agencies by completing screenings, coordinating care, and facilitating referrals. The Care Coordinator will provide advocacy, attend meetings, coordinate and facilitate wrap around meetings for children, youth and their families/caregivers to meet needs, improve functioning and improve social and emotional health.

The Care Coordinator will work within guidelines of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Health Services policies and procedures, including Mental Health, and under standards of care according to New York State Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with clients, fellow employees and associates.
  • Work as part of the behavioral health team to carry out client’s treatment plans.
  • Coordinate service delivery with other agencies, schools and programs within Health Services.
  • Taking and triaging referrals - gathering from the referral source the emergent/emergency nature of the referred persons need for treatment, screening for behavioral health disorders, and triaging for care needed.
  • Assist Clinic and School-based therapists with care coordination, case management and engagement with children, youth and their families/caregivers.
  • Linking - The process of referring or transferring a client to supports and services of their choice and need.
  • Monitoring - Observation to assure continuity of service in accordance with the client’s treatment plan.
  • Case-specific Advocacy - Interceding on behalf of a client and their family to assure access to services required in the individual treatment plan.
  • Organize and facilitate wraparound/care coordination meetings when needed.
  • Outreach and Screening: Provide mental health information and screenings at Head Start, local schools, local colleges, Akwesasne Girls and Boys Club, and community events.
  • Providing outreach and engagement of clients into services.
  • Establishing working relationships with youth and young adult serving agencies.
  • Participate and assist with grant activities, data collection, planning meetings and evaluation.
  • Documenting client contact according to NYSOMH standards of care.
  • Provide transportation of clients as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned within scope of work as a Behavioral Health Care Coordinator.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position,

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and Personal Health Information within Health Services, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

Licensed registered nurse.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Associate degree with two years of experience or Bachelor degree in psychology, sociology, community health or other applicable major with one year of experience working with children and youth in behavioral health, school, social services or other child/youth serving agencies. Interest in obtaining additional training/education in behavioral health, suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have good computer skills including, Word, and ability to navigate various scheduling and electronic health record programs. Openness in working with traditional/spiritual approaches regarding behavioral health issues. Ability to do presentations, represent the mental health program and connect with people. Motivated, caring and compassionate, committed to suicide and substance use prevention, reducing impact of stigma and increasing help seeking behavior. Familiarity with Akwesasne community.

REASONING ABILITY: Maturity and ability to handle delicate role issues and to respond to crisis. Ability to solve practical problems wand deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.