Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Transition Community Specialist at Beacon Health Options in Rocky Hill, CT

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Beacon Health Options

Job Category: Clinical - General
Req #: AUTIS01286
Schedule: Full Time
Location: CT - Rocky Hill

About the Position:

Beacon Health Options is currently seeking a dynamic Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Transition Community Specialist to join our team in Rocky Hill, CT! The main function of the ASD Transition Community Specialist will be to assist families in navigating the behavioral health care system and finding community supports to assist in living life to its fullest potential. The Specialist will help ease transitions when a youth or adult moves from higher to lower levels of care by providing individual and family support to ensure members are connected to community services and resources and have the necessary supports in place.

The ASD Transition Community Specialist will be responsible for promoting clear communication among a care team and treating clinicians to support the members and families. The Specialist will also be responsible for coordinating treatment among home/community, school and other treatment settings so that all members of the team are working collaboratively to support the stabilization of the child and family unit within their community.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the BCBA - ICM to organize treatment providers including the primary care physician, psychiatrist, in-home provider, facilitating identification of non-traditional "respite care" and other support resources identified as being supportive through the clinical assessment
  • Assist the BCBA - ICM in organizing treatment and discharge planning efforts between the current treating team (e.g., emergency department, inpatient hospitalization, etc.) with the receiving community provider, family members, school staff and community physicians
  • Develop collaborative relationships with providers to deliver timely and developmentally appropriate related health care services in a caring, professional and responsive manner
  • Develop a Plan of Care after the completion of a comprehensive youth and family needs assessment to assist in facilitating access to needed services and resources in the network
  • Initiate and/or participate in patient care conferences with other health care professionals as it relates to the target population
  • Develop local area resource database and resource guides to assist corresponding communities
  • Provide telephone and/or face-to-face support to members and families to offer care coordination, support and information
  • Work closely with the Systems of Care Management to coordinate services within the community-based systems of care
  • Build, develop and maintain a positive and collaborative relationship with providers and support organizations by establishing a local presence and by attending meetings
  • Outreach to, and work with family and individual advocacy groups across the state
  • Identify respite needs in Connecticut and organizations already providing respite
  • Collaborate with the Department of Developmental Services, Department of Children and Families, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Department of Social Services as necessary to support members
  • Assess individual and family needs in acute situations
  • Transition stabilized members to an assigned Care Coordinator or Peer Specialist on the ASD Team, if appropriate, for ongoing support and care.

Position Requirements:
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in psychology, social work or a related field is required
  • Relevant Work Experience: 2 years working experience with the ASD population and experience navigating healthcare systems is required
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
    • Knowledge of local community resources is required
    • Knowledge of care management principles and practices is required
    • Analytical and problem solving skills required
    • Excellent communication skill required
  • Travel: up to 5% local travel required

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Beacon Health Options is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer as well as a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Work Environment. EOE/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disabled

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