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PATH Coordinator/Case Manager

Location:
Boulder County, CO
Company:
Mental Health Partners

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Mental Health Partners offers a diverse, quality work environment, a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include a very generous paid time-off policy (paid holidays, paid vacation and paid personal days-off), medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, and percentage match-up retirement contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MHP application and background check required

If selected as a provider for this clinical service position, you will be required to provide proof of education and transcripts (and proof of licensure, if applicable) and pass all required background checks prior to hire. You will also be required to complete MHP’s credentialing process and attend new hire orientation/training before you will be able to begin work.

20-24 hours of this position is grant funded. Schedule is based on jail availability and normal business hours

12 hours of position will be working in Hosing programs and could fluctuate based on need

Purpose:

The PATH Coordinator works to coordinate the PATH program at Mental Health Partners (MHP) which helps homeless people with serious mental illness find housing and needed services in the community. This position will assist MHP clients transitioning from homelessness by providing case management to assist them in finding housing and acquiring the necessary resources to maintain housing.

Job Summary:

Participates on multidisciplinary, multi-agency/department treatment teams to assist clients in identifying, securing and sustaining necessary resources to aid in their recovery. Assists homeless clients in the jail with obtaining, services, housing, and benefit acquisitions.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the day to day operations of the PATH program
  • Assists clients with the application process and acts as a liaison between Housing Staff and Social Security Administration
  • Collaborates, intervenes, and/or problem solves with jail staff, partner agencies, therapists, landlords, and clients to increase the success of clients in obtaining benefits, services, and housing
  • Acts as the Liaison for all PATH participants with the courts, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Boulder Shelter, and other agencies involved with HSBC
  • Ensures compliance with grant requirements by completing administrative tasks, data entry and grant reporting, including participation with HUD's HMIS program
  • Responsible for Annual Progress Report at the end of the fiscal year
  • Prepares for quarterly visits and audits from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • Attends quarterly PATH meetings and trainings as required
  • Attends state meetings for the PATH grant
  • Participates in community groups related to the criminal justice system
  • Provides case management and other clinical services to clients living in PSH programs
  • Maintains familiarity with resources in the community to assist clients with re-entry into the community
  • Facilitates progress toward recovery through resource development by maintaining face to face contact with clients
  • Documents provision of services, assessments, evaluations and treatment goals and plan consistent with clinical and administrative policies and procedures
  • Meets defined individual and department goals, activity metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Promotes, supports and demonstrates MHP's mission, vision and values through both behavior and job performance and adheres to policies, procedures, Compliance Plan and Standards of Conduct on a day to day basis
  • Effectively interacts and communicates with other MHP staff/clients/customers/partners/etc.
  • Regular and consistent attendance is required to perform other essential functions of the job
  • Other duties as assigned

Specialized Duties:

Education/Experience/License/Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • At least one year of relevant experience required
  • Must have current CO Driver’s License and a safe driving record
  • Experience working with adults in an inpatient/jail/criminal justice setting preferred
  • Knowledge of Social Security, Homeless providers, Housing providers, food stamps and other resources a plus
  • Previous experience working with the homeless population a definite plus

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to work comfortably with severely and persistently mentally ill adults in an inpatient and/or jail setting
  • Excellent organization skills and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Excellent ability to navigate different systems and assisting with partnerships who may have differing missions and goals
  • Competent in working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Advanced computer skills including use of electronic health record and MS Office products and the ability to learn new tools as needed
  • Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Working Environment

  • Position will work part of scheduled hours in the Boulder County jail – must be comfortable working remotely in a jail setting
  • General open, shared office environment
  • Will require travel to several MHP sites throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties to attend meetings and occasional travel to Denver to attend meetings or trainings
  • Must be able to work in a shared office space with frequent interruptions
  • May include working with people in acute distress or crisis

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