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Behavioral Health Associate

Company: VNS Health
Location: Pompton Plains
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewBehavioral Health Associates assist social services teams to provide supportive counseling, advocacy, and education to help patients and their families navigate mental illness, access community resources, and manage symptoms to help them remain safely in the community. This is a junior position that provides direct care as part of a team. Join us in building on our 130-year history and become a part of the Future of Care that is strengthening communities with high quality, integrated behavioral health programs.

VNS Health Behavioral Health team members provide vital client-centered behavioral health care to New Yorkers most in need, across all stages of life and mental well-being. We deliver care wherever our clients are, including outpatient clinics, clients' homes, and the community. Our short- and long-term service models include acute, transitional, and intensive care management programs that impact the most vulnerable populations, from children, to adolescents, to aging adults. As part of our fast-growing Behavioral Health team, you'll have an opportunity to develop and advance your skills, whether you're early in your career or an experienced professional.Compensation:$25.46 - $31.86 HourlyWhat We Provide -

  • Attractive sign-on bonus and referral bonus opportunities - - -
  • Generous paid time off (PTO), starting at 30 days of paid time off and 9 company holidays - confirm days off based on employee type- see reference guide -
  • Health insurance plan for you and your loved ones, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability - -
  • Employer-matched retirement saving funds -
  • Personal and financial wellness programs--- -
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care------ -
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for qualifying degrees -
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement--- -
  • Internal mobility, CEU credits, and advancement opportunities------ -
  • Interdisciplinary network of colleagues through the VNS Health Social Services Community of Professionals - -What You Will Do
    • Assists with the development of the social work assessment of patients/families -
    • Assists in the development of a social work treatment plan and goals with emphasis on symptom management and psychiatric rehabilitation -
    • Provides ongoing social work services and/or collaborates and refers to appropriate agencies -
    • Provides advocacy and assistance in obtaining entitlements and community services to patients, families and other caregivers -
    • Assists clients with understanding their mental illness by providing psycho education and assistance with symptom management -
    • Assists staff, patients, families and other caregivers to understand third party reimbursement, entitlements and community resources -
    • Initiates and maintains written and verbal communications according to VNS Health policy -
    • Performs established workflow procedures -
    • Maintains productivity sufficient to meet VNS Health goals -
    • Acts as liaison with other community agencies -
    • Participates in related VNS Home Care activities, e.g., utilization review, staff meetings, education programs, etc. -
    • Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth -QualificationsEducation:
      Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a related human services field required

      Work Experience:
      Minimum one year of social work experience in a mental health or social service setting required

Keywords: VNS Health, New York , Behavioral Health Associate, Other , Pompton Plains, New York

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