Care Coordinator

Location:

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Reports To:

Program Director

FLSA:

Exempt

Job Type:

Part Time

About the Melting Pot

Library, located in South Park Township, is one of many small coal-mining communities established by the Pittsburgh Coal Company at the turn of the twentieth century. Unfortunately by the l960’s, the coal industry no longer provided viable employment options for Western Pennsylvania and many families in certain sections of those communities began to face serious hardships and began witnessing the deterioration of the community as they once knew it. Our communities expressed fear that our children and youth would surrender to negative risk-factors that existed in their environments if they did not increase the community’s capacity to protect them.


The need to provide services to the target population and neighborhood dramatically increased as we began experiencing an influx of low-income single-head of family residents following the demolition of deteriorating inner-city public housing plans in the city. Academically, many of these children were now attending local area schools but had come from schools that were declared by the State Department of Education as failing.


Today, we are a grass-roots organization with strong ties to both the faith community and the underserved families in the South Hills. We currently reach over 150 socially, culturally, and economically disadvantaged South Hills youth and their families each year. We have forged a strong and unique collaborating team from within our faith-based, mental health, and educational communities and we have a committed Board of Directors representing a strong and diverse cross-section of our faith and professional community.

About the Role

Under direct supervision, provides comprehensive care coordination services and therapeutic support services for children or adolescents and their families presenting with behavioral, mood, and other psychological disorders. The goal is to improve the quality of life and allow them to function at the highest possible level in their family, school, work, and community.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Observe and assess at-risk children and provide crisis intervention.

  • Ensure recommended treatment plans are executed with each student.

  • Monitor and report on progress.

  • Facilitates student and family access to community prevention, intervention and treatment resources and supports, including l connecting and procuring available behavioral health entitlements and other indigenous community resources, including but not limited to; recreational activities, housing, food, clothing, school programs, vocational opportunities or services.

  • Connect families with relevant mental health services.

  • Coordinates and monitors services, including comprehensive tracking of student activities in relation to care plans.

  • Assists students in developing life skills, goals and areas of need, and assists in developing treatment plans which are assessed regularly.

  • Identifies and provides emergency crisis services as necessary; coordinates other services as appropriate.

  • Communicates with the family to gather their input regarding the care plan and progress made by the student, and shares that information with wraparound team members.

  • Maintains and reports applicable statistics regarding programs and students.

  • Transports students to and from assigned locations as requested.

  • Additional work may be required upon request from leadership.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related field, and field experience related to care coordination. Minimum of two-three years experience working with youth with special needs.

  • Act 33/34 & FBI Clearances, mandated reporter certification, Annual Disclosure Report, food services certification, first aid and safety training required.

  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.

  • Record maintenance skills.

  • Knowledge of community health care and vocational services.

  • Ability to monitor, assess and record student progress against care plans, and make adjustments to plans and services.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Ability to develop individual treatment goals and plans.

  • Ability to communicate medical information to health care professionals and the public over the telephone under crisis circumstances.

  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate individual student care programs.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Observe and assess at-risk children and provide crisis intervention.

  • Ensure recommended treatment plans are executed with each student.

  • Monitor and report on progress.

  • Facilitates student and family access to community prevention, intervention and treatment resources and supports, including l connecting and procuring available behavioral health entitlements and other indigenous community resources, including but not limited to; recreational activities, housing, food, clothing, school programs, vocational opportunities or services.

  • Connect families with relevant mental health services.

  • Coordinates and monitors services, including comprehensive tracking of student activities in relation to care plans.

  • Assists students in developing life skills, goals and areas of need, and assists in developing treatment plans which are assessed regularly.

  • Identifies and provides emergency crisis services as necessary; coordinates other services as appropriate.

  • Communicates with the family to gather their input regarding the care plan and progress made by the student, and shares that information with wraparound team members.

  • Maintains and reports applicable statistics regarding programs and students.

  • Transports students to and from assigned locations as requested.

  • Additional work may be required upon request from leadership.

Melting Pot Ministries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Melting Pot Ministries complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training

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