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SED Waiver DHHS Access Specialist

Company: Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

$6,000 Recruitment Bonus for Clinical Master level new hires!! ($2,000 paid at start, $2,000 paid after 3 months, and $2,000 paid after successful probation period.) Under the supervision of the Mental Health Supervisor (Wraparound Services). This position seeks to actively identify appropriate referrals and proceed with referrals for screening and assessment of children/youth that may be eligible for the Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) Waiver, or other mental health services. This position is responsible for the completion of the SED Waiver application process and tracks service intensity for all Wraparound consumers. This position works closely with the finance department to reconcile DCH SED Waiver payments. This position may provide some services at non-SCCMHA facility (i.e. Saginaw County DHHS, community service agencies) as needed in an effort to increase the appropriate use of the SED Waiver for children/youth in Saginaw County. This position must be available for consult on any child/youth served by DHHS and Juvenile Justice who may require mental health services. This position may provide clinical support to the Wraparound team. This position will be knowledgeable about and actively support culturally competent recovery-based practices; person centered planning as a shared decision-making process with the individual, who defines his/her life goals and is assisted in developing a unique path toward those goals; and a trauma informed culture of safety to aid consumer in the recovery process. Job Requirements: Act as the Children's Department liaison for all potential SED Waiver consumers through participation in the Wraparound Orientation Team Meetings to explain the Waiver and its benefits to the families served. - Follow guidelines for successful, and timely completion of the SED Waiver application and reporting process in coordination with other CMHSP staff Utilize the SED Waiver Application Checklist and other quality assurance measures to guarantee that submitted SED Waiver applications are accurate and complete. Ensures that required SED paperwork is submitted according to state standards. Complete and/or compile the information to be submitted as part of the SED Waiver application packet which includes Cover Letter, Waiver Certification, Children's SED Waiver Annual Budget, Demographic Intake Data, Family Choice Assurance, CAFAS Summary and a copy of Medicaid Card (if currently eligible). - Works collaboratively with the state's SED Waiver Coordinator ensuring any changes, and updates are communicated to the supervisor and department director for certify compliance. - May complete a full intake assessment with a child/youth and family when the child/youth is not eligible for the SED Waiver, but is eligible for other CMHSP services. This intake assessment must be sufficient so that the child/youth and family are not required to go through the access/intake process at the CMHSP again to access mental health services. - Maintains a collaborative partnership with the local DHHS office to assist with coordination and identification of appropriate referrals for mental health services, SED Waiver applications, including serving as a liaison and assist DHHS staff with necessary reports/documentation for court. Provide training and technical assistance for DHHS, Juvenile Justice as well as other child/youth serving community agencies regarding the mental health needs of children and families, the availability of mental health services, and how to access to such services. Be available for consult on any child/youth served by DHHS who may require mental health services. - Based on the needs of the Department may provide direct mental health services for youth and families. -Formulates individual plans of service designed for specific symptoms, completes assessments, monitors progress of service and treatment from individual, family, and group therapy sessions, completes quarterly reviews and considers treatment options. Provide referrals to mental health services outside the CMHSP, if the child/youth does not qualify for community mental health services. Participate in permanency planning meetings, residential review (DHHS), and Team Decision Making (DHHS). Active participant of the Wraparound Community Team who is responsible for maintaining documentation of participants, referrals, and outcomes of the meeting. - Monitors all Wraparound consumer records and tracks service intensity to ensure that all Wraparound cases are meeting the state requirements. Works closely with the finance department to reconcile DCH SED Waivers. - Participate in state-level training, 3-day MDCH Wraparound Facilitation training, and technical assistance regarding the SED Waiver DHHS Pilot Projects. Adheres to the mission, vision, core values and operating principles of SCCMHA at all times

Keywords: Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority, Saginaw , SED Waiver DHHS Access Specialist, Other , Saginaw, Michigan

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