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Behavioral Health Advocate Job

Full Job Title: Behavioral Health Advocate

Job Number: 1803695

Location: Oahu, HI

Date Posted: 5-25-2018

Coordinates the socio economic needs and service of selected member populations across the continuum of illness. Coordinates and plans activities and behavioral routines to meet the medical, social and emotional needs of members and their families. Provides support and/or intervention and assists members in understanding the implications and complexities of their current medical situation and/or overall personal care. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to achieve optimal resource outcomes.




Essential Functions:

  • Interviews clients and their families and coordinates programs and activities to meet their social and emotional needs.
  • Provides support to care and case managers regarding the coordination of care plans for members by utilizing social service expertise to evaluate the members need for alternative services and third party intervention.
  • Outreaches to members telephonically and/or in-person to provide health coaching and consultation and by providing guidance regarding barriers to managing health conditions.
  • Assists members to change behaviors and to locate and access interpersonal, family and community resources that will make it easier to manage their health. Reviews benefits options, researches community resources, coordinates services, trains behavioral routines and enables members to be active participants in their own healthcare.
  • Provides telephone follow-up to ensure members have seen their PCP and are completing their treatment plan or preventive care services a defined by the PCP or guidelines.
  • Coordinates community resources with emphasis on the development of natural support system. Coordinates benefits, regulations, laws and public entitlement programs.
  • Acts as a liaison and member advocate between the member/family, physician and facilities/agencies.
  • Assists in obtaining benefits for members through community resources when benefits are exhausted or not available.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • In Hawaii, incumbents engaged in the Community Care Services program may conduct comprehensive member psychosocial assessments and develop a care management treatment plan specific to each member with high level acuity needs.
  • Licensed clinical staff will review, direct needed changes and sign agreement with the service plan for each member.
Candidate Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW), Psychology, Counseling, Rehabilitation, or other relevant field is required
Candidate Experience:
  • 2 years of experience in a health care environment with client care coordination responsibilities via assisting clients to change behaviors and to locate and access interpersonal, family and community resources that will make it easier to manage their health is required
  • Other Experience in a managed care environment is preferred
Candidate Skills:
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to create, review and interpret treatment plans
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, members, and providers
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers and management
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated written communication skills
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Knowledge of healthcare delivery
  • Knowledge of community, state and federal laws and resources
Licenses and Certifications:
A license in one of the following is required:
  • Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) is preferred
Technical Skills:
  • Microsoft Outlook is required
  • Microsoft Word is required
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel is required
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn company approved software such as EMMA, CRMS, Peradigm, InterQual, Sidewinder and other software in order to perform job duties. is required

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Last Updated On: 12/9/2015