RCA HARP Assessor
Job Details
LIC - Long Island City, NY
Description

Title:                           RCA HARP Assessor

Unit:                           Care Management Unit

Reports to:                 RCA Supervisor

Status:                        Part-time (up to 20 hrs/week) and Full-time available

Location:                    Long Island City with travel throughout 5 boroughs

 

Position Summary:

The Fortune Society has immediate openings for highly-motivated health services candidates to join our newly formed Recovery Coordination Agency practice (RCA). Our mission-driven RCA HARP Assessors will serve as the front line experts on screening, assessing and linking both criminal justice involved and general population individuals with chronic behavioral health and medical conditions to Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).

 

The screening and engagement of potential clients will mainly take place in the community, and will include working with shelter staff, parole, hospital and other in-patient discharge planning teams, and various community-based partners, all with the goal of HCBS connectivity and Health Home enrollment for all Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) members.

 

About the Care Management Unit and the RCA Team:

Fortune’s Care Management Unit (CMU) provides health care coordination services, through Health Home enrollment, to high utilization Medicaid clients with criminal justice histories who have chronic health and mental health conditions. The RCA team, which is housed within the CMU, is responsible for screening and assessing both criminally-justice involved and non-criminally justice involved individuals for HARP eligibility so they may benefit from enhanced care coordination and integrated care planning services designed to promote connectivity to HCBS and ongoing engagement in qualitative care.

 

To learn more about NY State Department of Health’s new Recovery Coordination Agency (RCA) program, please visit: https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/bho/final_sde_guidance.pdf

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with monthly quotas, engage eligible individuals in the benefits of service connectivity and administer a baseline screening to determine HARP and/or HCBS eligibility;
  • Perform Eligibility Assessments and Plans of Care (POC) for HARP members who are not currently enrolled in a Health Home; revise the POCs when necessary and ensure receipt of successful Level of Service Determinations (LOSDs) from participating MCOs;
  • Assist clients in developing person-centered goals based off the results of their assessment; guide clients in their prioritization of said goals;
  • Work closely with Peer Specialists to ensure HARP clients are immediately connected to an approved HCBS provider of their choice;
  • Coordinate conversion of client HARP codes, when necessary, to facilitate assessment process;
  • Document all activities and services in an organized, timely, and accurate manner as per policy and procedure;
  • Complete trainings specific to Fortune Society as well as to the Recovery Coordinator role;
  • Work as part of a Recovery Coordination team; attend and participate in team meetings to provide input/feedback around psychosocial and medical conditions/comorbidities to review client status, update plans and goals, review outcomes to further program goals;
  • Provide telephonic as well as face-to-face outreach, engagement, and service planning in the field; when necessary, and under the guidance of the Recovery Coordination Supervisor, provide crisis intervention and incident follow-up;
  • Network with, and make referrals to, partnering Care Management Agencies for Health Home connectivity;
  • Collaborate with all members of the Care Management Unit on identifying client trends and developing best practices on behalf of the clients we serve

To learn more about NY State Department of Health’s new Recovery Coordination Agency (RCA) program, please visit: https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/bho/final_sde_guidance.pdf

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with monthly quotas, engage eligible individuals in the benefits of service connectivity and administer a baseline screening to determine HARP and/or HCBS eligibility;
  • Perform Eligibility Assessments and Plans of Care (POC) for HARP members who are not currently enrolled in a Health Home; revise the POCs when necessary and ensure receipt of successful Level of Service Determinations (LOSDs) from participating MCOs;
  • Assist clients in developing person-centered goals based off the results of their assessment; guide clients in their prioritization of said goals;
  • Work closely with Peer Specialists to ensure HARP clients are immediately connected to an approved HCBS provider of their choice;
  • Coordinate conversion of client HARP codes, when necessary, to facilitate assessment process;
  • Document all activities and services in an organized, timely, and accurate manner as per policy and procedure;
  • Complete trainings specific to Fortune Society as well as to the Recovery Coordinator role;
  • Work as part of a Recovery Coordination team; attend and participate in team meetings to provide input/feedback around psychosocial and medical conditions/comorbidities to review client status, update plans and goals, review outcomes to further program goals;
  • Provide telephonic as well as face-to-face outreach, engagement, and service planning in the field; when necessary, and under the guidance of the Recovery Coordination Supervisor, provide crisis intervention and incident follow-up;
  • Network with, and make referrals to, partnering Care Management Agencies for Health Home connectivity;
  • Collaborate with all members of the Care Management Unit on identifying client trends and developing best practices on behalf of the clients we serve.
Qualifications
  • New York State’s Office of Mental Health requires this position to have either a Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, community mental health, or other human services field or a Bachelor’s level education or higher in any field with five years’ experience working directly with persons with behavioral health diagnoses OR
  • NY State Teacher’s Certificate for which a Bachelor’s Degree is required, or NYS licensure and registration as a Registered Nurse and a Bachelor’s Degree OR
  • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) AND two years’ experience in either providing direct services or linking to services people with SMI, developmental disabilities or substance use disorders;
  • Must be solutions-oriented and comfortable with manage competing priorities within a growing unit;
  • Ability to demonstrate clear, concise, written and verbal communication skills through reports, correspondence and presentations;
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Excel a must; working knowledge of MAPP, ePaces, PSYCKES and the Health Commerce System a strong plus;
  • ALL candidates must complete the NYS Eligibility Assessment trainings within the first 30 days of employment
  • Ability to perform additional responsibilities as needed

 

Travel Requirements – Will require travel to locations throughout the city, as well as to Fortune’s locations in Harlem and Long Island City. Additional travel to clients’ locations, when necessary, to ensure continued progress of Plan of Care. MetroCard transportation is provided to staff for all client-related activities.

 

Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

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