Care Manager - Health Home

Bronx and Queens, NY
Full Time
Medicaid Redesign
Mid Level

Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms (formerly Episcopal Social Services) strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Position Summary

Care Management is a service model whereby all of an individual's caregivers communicate and interface so that the member's needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner. This is done primarily through a "care manager" who oversees and provides access to all of the services an individual needs to assure that they receive everything necessary to prevent hospitalizations, stay healthy, and maintain stability. 

The Care Manager is ultimately responsible for the overall provision and coordination of services to assigned caseload. The Care Manager guides program enrollees and their caretakers (legal guardians) through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.  

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Obtains required Care Management enrollment consents from the individual or legal guardian
  • Completes initial and ongoing needs assessments (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths; CANS) to determine the individual’s most appropriate level of care management  
  • Responsible for the overall management of the patient’s Individualized Plan of Care.  Through the creation of an Individual Plan of Care the Care Manager is able to:
  1. Coordinate the enrollee’s provision of services including as per their acuity level 
  2. Support adherence to treatment recommendations
  3. Monitor and evaluate a patient’s needs, including prevention, wellness, medical, mental health, care transitions, and social and community services where appropriate  
  • Meets client contact requirements:
  1. Care Managers serving children will be required to have some face-face visits on a consistent schedule as per the mandates of their acuity level (high, medium, or low) 
  • Meets Care Management documentation requirements in a timely and accurate manner by effectively utilizing designated Care Management Portal and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) 
  • Functions as an advocate for clients within the agency and external service providers
  • Promotes wellness and prevention by linking enrollees with resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences
  • Educate the child/caregiver on care of chronic conditions, immunization, screening and other preventive interventions  
  • Helps clients to obtain and maintain public benefits necessary to gain health care services, including Medicaid and cash assistance eligibility, Social Security, SNAP, housing, legal services, employment and training supports, and others 
  • Effectively communicates and shares information with the individual and their families and other caregivers with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences
  • Conducts care planning meetings/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care
  • Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services
  • In the event of hospital admissions, actively engages in the discharge planning process ensuring that the patient has all recommended post discharge services in place prior to discharge
  • Attends and participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position
  • Ensure that child has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Competencies:

Education and/or credential requirements are determined by children’s acuity level and requires one or more of the following:

  • Bachelors of Arts or Science with two years’ experience OR
  • A Master’s Degree in related field 
  • Bilingual is a plus 
  • For this role, COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the job

 

The candidate must possess the following Experience:

  • Relevant expertise and experience in serving children and families in child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, healthcare and/or other systems as well as those receiving preventive services
  • Care Managers serving high acuity enrollees will be required to have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of such children and their families as evidenced by additional years of experience, education, or training
  • Care Managers assigned to children who have medical fragility must have extensive experience in coordinating their care
  • Experience providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services  

In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following Competencies:

  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • A passion for serving children and families with special needs
  • Ability to travel to community-based agency offices, participant’s communities, and homes within assigned catchment area 
  • Ability to receive feedback to professionally grow and/or improve
  • Proven self-management abilities, including meeting deadlines, ensuring compliance with agency policy and procedures, and overseeing complete and timely maintenance of agency records, in accordance with contractual requirements

 

Salary: $42,000-$55,000

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms.

 

 

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