Mission Statement: “To empower and inspire people of all communities to identify, pursue and sustain healthy, meaningful lives”.
MHAW strives to develop an authentic, diverse workforce that embraces, creates, respects and demonstrates diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in the work environment, towards one another and those we serve. We recognize that our agency is strongest when we all embrace the full spectrum of diversity and experience. We actively seek to employ a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve.
MHAW is a pro-vaccination agency, and has required all staff to be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021 and encourages service recipients to be vaccinated against Covid-19
This Care Manager works on a specialized team of those serving justice-involved members; utilizing effective approaches to engage members who were formerly incarcerated, fostering relationships that are free of the mandates these members are often subject to when incarcerated/on parole. This Care Manager works closely with parole officers, jail/prison systems and re-entry entities to assist members with successful post-release reintegration into their homes and communities.
Work is done primarily in the community and position entails travel throughout Suffolk County. Agency vehicles can often be used but a safe, personal auto and a clean NYS Driver’s License are required; mileage reimbursement provided. Care Managers work in teams and receive weekly supervision, extensive training opportunities, and as much support as needed. Great working environment; laptops and cell phones provided.
Key activities include:
- Coordinating and monitoring behavioral, physical health, and social services based on consumer-driven needs assessment and service plan;
- Building and monitoring linkages with natural supports and formal community resources including hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation, self-help, and social service providers.
- Providing supportive, recovery and wellness-directed coaching and counseling in-person and via telephone communication.
- A Bachelor’s degree in a human service/health discipline and two years’ experience is required. Candidates with Master’s degrees related to physical/mental health are also encouraged to apply.
- Those with Bi-lingual skills strongly encouraged to apply.
- Excellent inter-personal communication including the ability to establish empathic, empowering relationships with people who have experienced psychiatric and substance abuse disabilities and trauma as well as debilitating physical conditions;
- Strong communication skills with health professionals involved in the consumer’s care;
- Understanding of the key elements of recovery and wellness, including the role of family and self-help;
- Sound organizational skills including computer skills (agency uses electronic health records).
- Basic knowledge of the public health/mental health system, public entitlement and social service programs;
- Candidate must be a reliable self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.