Family Advocate, Behavioral Health
Company: VNS Health
Posted on: November 15, 2023
Provides advocacy, case management and family support services to
children and their families. Assists with entitlements, linkages,
and collaborates and advocates with systems involved with the
client. Works under general direction. Responsibilities
--- Assists with obtaining and maintaining clients' entitlements,
including Medicaid, Public Assistance, SSI as well as assisting
with problems related to housing or utilities.
--- Interviews clients and significant others, when appropriate, in
order to obtain personal histories and to understand the social and
emotional factors related to the client's mental health
--- Works with families to engage them in receiving services and
assists in empowering them to take the steps necessary to maximize
their quality of life
--- Develops inventory of resources that will meet the clients'
needs as identified in the assessment process.
--- Advocates for and assists clients in utilizing adjunctive
community resources. Arranges transportation and accompanies
clients to appropriate facilities/agencies, as necessary.
--- Provides linkage, coordination with, referral to and follow-up
with other service providers. Monitors appointments medical
facilities, social service agencies or other providers of concrete
--- Attends planning meetings with service providers to coordinate
--- Initiates written (including clinical and progress notes) and
verbal communications, and ensure that all patient record keeping
is in compliance with agency, state, city and federal
--- Participates in agency and community programs and education, as
--- Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, case
conferences, staff meetings, quality assurance meetings, and
supervision meetings as required.
--- Participates in special projects and performs other duties as
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid New York State driver's license required
Bachelor's Degree in social work, health and human services or a
related field preferred Two or more years of equivalent and
relevant experience in a social service agency OR an equivalent
combination of the education and experience preferred
Minimum of one year of experience in a mental health or social
service setting with emphasis on family support services and/or
family psycho-education required
Bilingual skills may be required as determined by operational
Keywords: VNS Health, White Plains , Family Advocate, Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Pleasantville, New York
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