Continuity of Care Navigator (LPHA)

Job Number: 20-349-11321

Why join us: Integral Care helps people build health and well-being so everyone has the foundation to reach their full potential.  By joining our team, you'll find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits:

  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Generous vacation/sick leave

  • 403(b) and 401(a) retirement account

  • And much more!

Job Summary:  Continuity of Care Navigators are currently providing most services via telehealth remotely.  Navigators perform moderately complex coordination work, provide preliminary assessment of a client's presenting psychiatric and/or co-occurring disorder(s), develop a plan to provide linkage to services sought or needed by the client, and to coordinate appropriate services to facilitate each client's success in achieving and maintaining the maximum possible level of independent functioning.  This position is community-based and provides short term services to both with both adolescent and adult clients admitted to/discharged from the local network private psychiatric hospitals in Travis County. The services provided will focus on linkage to resources and aftercare, decreasing re hospitalization and ensuring that contractual obligations pertaining to continuity of care are being met.  

This position serves individuals diagnosed with severe mental illnesses who may also have co-occurring substance use disorders and/or chronic health conditions utilizing a recovery based and trauma-informed perspective.  The services that Continuity of Care Navigators provide require frequent coordination with external and internal providers is necessary to support individuals in achieving independent functioning.   Continuity of Care Navigators provide coordination and discharge planning to assure that the individual is discharged to the least restrictive environment.  Services may include coordination to assist the client in obtaining or maintaining employment, housing, medical care, dental care, food, clothing, utilities, financial assistance, transportation, legal assistance, or any other basic human need.

This position will assist with community based follow up services in order to meet DSRIP and CCBHC requirements.  This position works under the supervision of the LPHA Supervisor who provides ongoing evaluation and oversight of all assessments, crisis intervention, caseloads and client coordination. This position may have additional duties associated with providing bilingual communication services and requires the completion of a language competency test.  Regular, predictable attendance is considered to be an essential requirement for this position. Other duties may be assigned. May require a flexible work schedule.  

Education:

Required:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field. 

License: 

Required:

  • Current and valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record. 
  • Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA), LPC, LCSW, Licensed Psychologist, or LMFT. 

Experience:

Preferred: 

  • Bilingual in Spanish 

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. 

Salary:  $55,602-$63,616 annually, depending on licensed experience.  Receives shift differential. 

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)

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