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ABI - Community Integration Specialist in East Hartford, CT at InterCommunity

Date Posted: 9/18/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsible for coordination between DMHAS services and the private sector to facilitate the transition and integration of DMHAS consumers with brain injury into community-based supports and services.

Reports to the DMHAS ABI Services Clinical Supervisor on a daily basis for clinical and programmatic supervision; reports to InterCommunity’s Director of Rehabilitation for administrative supervision.

Job Requirements

  • Accepts referrals from DMHAS ABI Services Clinical Supervisor. Completes a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment to identify appropriate supports and services to address the client’s needs.
  • Provides community integration services for DMHAS ABI consumers residing in the catchment area covered by DMHAS Region 4. Serves as an active team member. Assists in all aspects including waiver application, coordination with consumer, family and/or conservator, etc. Makes site and home visits as needed.
  • Acts as liaison to all public and private providers and advocacy groups that are engaged in serving DMHAS ABI consumers. Facilitates communication among team members. Provides necessary information for discharge planning including funding and development of community-based individual service plan, application for benefits and the ABI Medicaid Waiver when appropriate.
  • Serves as liaison between DMHAS ABI Services and inpatient facilities. Possesses thorough knowledge of DMHAS, CVH, Intercommunity and related programs, services and facilities. Demonstrates the ability to facilitate open and productive communication among all parties involved in discharge planning and community inclusion.
  • Facilitates transition into the community for consumers with ABI. Gathers input from consumers and families regarding consumer choice and program development. Works cooperatively with inpatient facility. Attends team meetings. Gathers necessary information including records required for adequate service provision and funding. Facilitates application for public benefits as appropriate. Completes community assessment and produces written consultation and reports as required.
  • Gathers programmatic and statistical data as required. Produces reports as required. Maintains current documentation in accordance with United States and DMHAS ABI Services requirements.
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth and development as evidenced by attendance at educational programs as requested and to secure and maintain a CT LCSW, as appropriate. May provide in-service training to others.
  • Complies with all State and Federal regulations and related standards, procedures and policies, as well as DMHAS and InterCommunity Policies and Procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of brain injury, mental health and substance abuse, and the services, programs and entitlements available in Connecticut. Must have current Connecticut Driver’s License and ability to drive own vehicle throughout catchment area. Bilingual (English/Spanish) and/or ASL a plus.

MSW from an accredited school of Social Work. Three years experience providing behavioral health care services to individuals and families