The Habilitation Coordinator is a special advocate for a vulnerable population of individuals residing in long-term care facilities. As a member of the Pre-Admission, Screening, Assessment and Resident Review (PASRR) Team, the Habilitation Coordinator coordinates services for adults with suspected mental illness or intellectual and developmental disabilities who are interested in living in the community with a variety of special supports instead of an institutional setting, or those who may need specialized behavioral health services as they reside in a nursing facility.
This position requires frequent use of initiative and independent judgment; assertive, professional intervention; frequent in person services, long-term contact with individuals, families and service providers; and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Job responsibilities require flexible hours and schedule to meet the needs of individuals. We encourage a flex schedule if a visit after hours or on a weekend is more appropriate to meet a family or individual’s needs.
Duties include providing habilitation coordination, intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) service coordination and mental health (MH) case management to a caseload of Nursing Facility residents to assure that appropriate services are delivered while they remain in the setting and assisting them to consider community living options if their needs can be met in a less restrictive setting. The ability to work collaboratively with others, including nursing facility personnel, Bluebonnet Trails Community Services provider staff, and families is necessary.
The person in this role will provide assessments for residents of nursing facilities and those requesting admission when there is reason to suspect the individual may have a mental illness or a developmental disability. The purpose of these assessments is to determine if specialized services related to their mental illness or developmental disability should be provided to the resident or if the individual requesting admission or newly admitted to a nursing facility could be served in a less restrictive setting in the community, diverting them from nursing facility admission. In the case of diversion, the Habilitation Coordinator provides referrals to needed supports in the community.
For those who qualify for mental health services, this position will deliver case management, skills training and medication education designed to address barriers and strengths related to an individual’s recovery and wellness primarily in a nursing facility setting. This position is responsible for conducting routine psycho-social-emotional needs assessments, completing Person-Centered Recovery Plans, assisting adults and their families with accessing community resources, and providing psychosocial rehabilitative services according to defined and required timelines.
The person in this position requires an aptitude for working with people who have diagnoses of bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder as well as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and other psychotic disorders. This position also requires knowledge of psychotherapeutic medications as well as evidence-based practices and contraindications in the promotion of recovery for individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. This position requires knowledge and skills in assessment, collaborative person-centered recovery, differential diagnosis as well as wellness and recovery-oriented systems of care.
The position will carry a small caseload of about 25-30 people and will make monthly face-to-face contacts with individuals on the caseload. All services are documented in an electronic health record and provided in collaboration with a multidisciplinary recovery team.
Location: Williamson and Burnet Counties
Salary: $21.46 – $27.21/hr
$1.00/hour – 1 year with BTCS
$1.00/hour – 2 years with BTCS
$1.00/hour – 4 years with BTCS
$1.00/hour – 6 years with BTCS
$.75/hour – Bilingual
$1.00/hour – Master’s Degree
$.50/hour – LCDC
$1.00/hour – Advanced Licensure
Why join our team?
BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.
Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.
Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child’s birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member’s serious health condition.
Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.
Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.
|Williamson and Burnet Counties
|Burnet County, Williamson County
|Minimum Qualifications: At least one year experience working with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities is required.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum number of hours that is equivalent to a major in psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human growth and development, physician assistant, gerontology, special education, educational psychology, or early childhood education/intervention. *If degree is not in a human services field, a minimum of 24 college credits in a Human Services are required.
Experience providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness.
Meet Bluebonnet Trails Community Services driving requirements and maintain approved driving status throughout employment.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience completing assessments and providing case management/service coordination.
Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling.
Bilingual in English/Spanish or ASL.
Experience and knowledge of Medicaid Waiver programs.
Demonstrated ability to use good clinical judgment, get along well with others and work effectively in a fast-paced setting.
Demonstrated computer and documentation skills.
Knowledge of appropriate community resources.
|$44,636 - 56,597/year
|Open until filled