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Family Connections Coordinator

The Family Connections Coordinator will be responsible for the assessment, coordination of services and ongoing collaboration for families served by the Department of Community Based Services (DCBS) and who are impacted by substance use disorder (SUD). The Clinical Liaison will have space at the local DCBS office and will actively participate as a key part of the interdisciplinary team. The Clinical Liaison will act as a consultant to DCBS in cases identified to feature parental addiction. The Clinical Liaison will provide assessments and recommendations for care make direct linkages to treatment, participated in prevention planning, attend court appearances, family team meetings, and coordinate case management with treatment provider(s) and DCBS worker(s)/supervisor. The Clinical Liaison will also assist with daily operations/crisis intervention as needed. Will have some on-call and after-hour requirements. 
The position requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work with certification (CSW) with a preference given to an LCSW, LPCC, and/or CADC with an addiction focus and must have at least two years working with persons that are affected by behavioral health and substance use issues.  The position requires a proven ability in providing clinical services in addition to communications, social casework, and billing requirements with KY Medicaid. Responsible for the overall clinical services to women/children/families that may have behavioral health and substance use issues. It requires a reasonable combination of the following knowledge and skills; Work with Mental Illness and addiction, use of cognitive behavioral therapies including motivational interviewing and twelve step facilitation skills, use of community resources and ability to serve as an appropriate role model with healthy boundaries. Compassion towards people living with behavioral health and substance use issues, and Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. Ability to convey respect to the target populations are critical. Must learn and apply agency, personnel and program policies and procedures. Must have knowledge and understanding of the current treatment modalities and the ability to train and supervise any Social Work Interns.
  1. Act as lead consultant to DCBS in cases identified to feature parental addiction
  2. Provide assessments and recommendations for care
  3. Make direct linkages to treatment, participating in prevention planning, attending court appearances, family team meetings, and coordinating case management with treatment provider and DCBS worker/supervisor. 
  4. Help manage, and support the documentation needs of, the insurance pre-authorizations and re-authorizations 
  5. Work closely with the program and agency leadership to monitor intake procedures and ensure on- demand access to quality, licensed treatment provider
  6. Collaborate effectively with referral sources and community partners.
  7. Participate in regular staff meetings with addiction recovery and behavioral health services to identify current needs and to ensure synchronized service delivery for families. 
 9. Performance quality improvement (PQI) duties as assigned by supervision & PQI committee.
10. Other duties assigned.
1. To empower individuals and families to work through and cope with mental health and addiction issues and to live and independent life through recovery.
2.To comply with specified regulations and requirements within KY Medicaid regulations of providing substance use and mental health services with general Volunteers of America policies and procedures.
3. To model agency core values of integrity, compassion, diversity, commitment & justice to all internal and external contacts.