Program Coordinator I/Behavioral Health Liaison/Temp Grant


Job title: Program Coordinator I/Behavioral Health Liaison/Temp Grant

Company: State of South Carolina

Job description: Job Responsibilities

With our Agency’s mission to support the recovery of people with mental illnesses, we provide a complete array of medical and support services for children, adults, and families throughout South Carolina.

This position is located at the Department of Mental Health, Aiken Barnwell Mental Health Center (Barnwell Office) 916 Reynolds Rd. Barnwell, SC 29812. Travel is required between school, community, office and primary care practices. This is a grant position to support the Pediatric Mental Health Access to Care Federal/HRSA Grant.

Job Purpose

Will serve as a Behavioral Health Liaison to primary care practices to facilitate psychiatric access for patients to SCDMH/ABMHC and to assist primary care practices with managing mild to moderate mental health disorders in their practice. This is a grant position to support the Pediatric Mental Health Access to Care Federal/HRSA Grant.

Job Functions

1. Facilitates provider enrollment and education. This may include but is not limited to: enrolling primary care providers and practices in network and updating training database with attendance and participation in training activities.

2. Coordinates e-consults or inter-professional internet consults. This may include but is not limited to: coordinating time for e-consults with PCP and CAP; documenting and maintaining information in the registry to include follow-up health measures; routing consult recommendations back to the PCP and facilitating access for PCP to community resources as needed.

3. Serves as member of the DMH/ABMHC Pediatric MH Team to coordinate care with the PCP and patient/family. This may include but is not limited to: Coordinating the intake and referral to ABMHC; collecting preliminary information from patient/family to facilitate intake process; providing referrals to community partners/resources as appropriate and interfacing with families to discuss referrals and recommendations; obtaining validated health measures as requested; and participating in scheduled treatment team and consultation meetings;

4. Provides direct treatment services and patient education which may include, but is not limited to PRS, Family Support Services, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Health Screenings and other services that the staff member is credentialed to provide. Services will be provided in a culturally sensitive manner and support psychotropic medication management as prescribed by medical providers. Includes development of a relapse prevention plan.

5. Tracks patient progress, program and health outcomes and documents in registry as required and facilitates patient engagement and follow-up care as needed.

6. Completes documentation according to QA/SCDMH and HRSA standards, complies with Corporate Compliance and Risk Management Plans.

7. Participates in clinical supervision and treatment team meetings and pursues professional development through collegial consultation and continuing education.

8. Performs other duties as needed.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A high school diploma and relevant program experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Agency Preference

A Bachelor’s degree in human services and professional experience in human services or social services program.

Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origin. Strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively engage with diverse range of providers, agencies and families. Ability to use logic and reasoning to problem solve. Knowledge of modern day case-work and counseling techniques. Ability to develop and assess resources within the community to assist the patient and family members to become self-sufficient. Ability to work collaboratively with staff and community partners. Ability to effectively manage time and organize and complete work assignments. Proficient writing skills and ability to thoroughly document. Ability to utilize telehealth platforms. Proficient with Microsoft Office and data entry. Demonstrates flexibility. Employee will be required to complete integrated care training and certification specific to Grant and Integrated Care within six (6) months of hire date. Training and Certification will be determined by the Pediatric Access Grant MH Team.

Additional Comments

Note: If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency. We provide affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex – including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs

ABMHC invites you to share our vision and passion for serving others!!!

Opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team that makes a difference in the lives of others.

Gain valuable on the job training, expertise and skills in evidence-based treatment, problem solving, communication and networking. Be part of an innovative and diverse workforce of dedicated public mental health leaders.

Expected salary: $34331 – 63524 per year

Location: Barnwell County, SC

Job date: Sun, 15 May 2022 06:50:05 GMT

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