Team objectives consist of providing education, training, and technical assistance for supervisors and direct care staff of adultcare/assisted living facilities, family care homes, and skilled nursing homes, assisting LMEs with transitioning geriatric consumers from state psychiatric hospitals and private psychiatric hospitals to successful community placements, working with families who care for a loved one with mental illness in their home and providing education about the needs of adults with mental illness to community agencies such as local NAMI organizations, Senior Centers, Nutrition Sites supported by local Councils on Aging, Health Departments and other invested community groups.
1) Educate long-term care facility staff through in-service training classes.
2) Provide consultation to LTC facilities on behavior management, crisis planning and other appropriate intervention techniques.
3) Act as liaison for state hospitals, community agencies, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, etc.
4) Educate LTC facilities and families within the community how to coordinate care with psychiatrists and other mental health providers.
5) Assist the Local Management Entity (LME) hospital liaison and state hospital staff in planning for the community re-integration of individuals being discharged from the state psychiatric hospitals.
6) Provide case consultations as requested by LTC facility staff.
7) Network with LTC facilities in the GAST catchment area as well as with community agencies (DSS & Ombudsman) and other relevant community stakeholders.
8) Provide crisis consultation services as needed.
9) Document all services provided.
10) Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, as appropriate within the scope of the program.
11) Assist with referrals to community-based services as needed.
12) Provide resource information to LTC staff relevant to the population.
13) Consult/ collaborate with other health care providers as appropriate.
14) Maintain appropriate certifications and required training necessary for licensure.
15) Maintain equipment in operating condition.
16) Submit Events Tickets on the 5th of each month for billing purposes.
17) Record expenditures on appropriate forms and submit on the 5th of each month.
18) Perform other duties as assigned.
Must have a degree in Human Service Major and one year experience with Geriatric Population per state regulations.
Holds license, certificate, registration or permit issued by a governing board regulating a human service profession (except nursing, which requires 4 years licensed experience).
A Master’s prepared individual with a degree in a human service area with one year of experience
working with individuals within disciplines after the degree.
A Bachelor’s prepared individual with degree in a human service area with two years of experience working with
individuals with persons within disciplines after degree.
A Bachelor’s prepared individual with a degree in an area other than a human service field who has 4 years of
experience in working with individuals within disciplines after degree.
Must have a valid NC Driver's License.
Must have had at least 8 years of driving experience, as this is a requirement of company's liability insurance carrier.
Minimum Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: