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BHIS Caseworker

Position Summary:
As a member of the Behavioral Health Intervention (BHIS) Team you will be directly meeting with children and their families to provide skill building services addressing their mental health diagnosis. Skill services center around seven focus areas to include: cognitive flexibility skills, communication skills, conflict resolution skills, executive skills, interpersonal relationship skills, problem solving skills, and social skills. In this position, you will provide indirect coordination and collaboration with other professionals to coordinate services for the benefit for the child/family.
Examples of Essential Functions:
·        Ensure schedule deadlines and compliance with programmatic rules, regulations, laws, etc.
·        Work in conjunction with respective federal, state and other local agencies
·        Support integration of client services by collaborating and working as a member of an interdisciplinary team at Tanager Place
·        Collaborate with other agencies and community services as an effective member of a team
·        Provide information to clients and others concerning program requirements
·        Complete professional documentation which meets Agency, accreditation and contract holder standards within an Electronic Health Record system
·        Provide high quality services to consumers using evidence-based practices
·        Develop and prepare all reports as required including personalized treatment plans, crisis plans and progress notes
·        Effectively assess client behavior and progress to assist with data gathering
·        Be cognizant and respectful of cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients/family
·        Market the BHIS program within the community with support from the Advancement Team and resources
·        Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with Tanager Place policies, procedures and safety practices
·        Ensure safe, legal transportation for self and others in the team member’s vehicle
·        Meet at times and places convenient and appropriate to client/consumer needs (client home, office and school setting) and be accessible by phone

·        Ability to navigate and effectively utilize computer programs such as Excel, Word and the Agency's Electronic Health System and other applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities
·        Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws governing BHIS client rights and provider relationships
·        Knowledge of the State Medicaid guidelines and understanding of the Managed Care Organizations contracted in the state of Iowa
·        Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to establish and maintain positive effective working relationships with other Tanager Place team members, program participants and the community
·        Ability to critically think through issues/problems and identify effective solutions/outcomes
·        Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology
·        Ability to engage children and families in skill based sessions
·        Implementing and executing a crisis plan with the child and family
·        Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and its use to treat clients and families
·        Create and implement interventions to meet skill development deficits in the clients served
·        Implement and modify treatment approaches and interventions based on the ages, abilities and needs of clients

Acceptable Experience/Training/ Education:
·        Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field
·        Minimum of one-year relevant post-degree experience in the human services field
·        Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work
Required Special Qualifications:
·        Must possess a valid Driver’s License and meet the driving requirements of the Agency