Worker provides engagement, assessment and case management services, and education through community based outreach and in-service training. These services are offered in older adults’ homes, senior centers, senior housing, and other community and social service settings. The goal is to support older adults in engaging in services that will allow them to remain integrated in the community in the least restrictive setting possible.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
High School diploma/GED and a minimum of two years of experience with similar community education and outreach. Working knowledge of substance abuse is required. Bi-lingual in Spanish is preferred.
Must have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
Wheeler provides equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.
Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:
For Good Health
- Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of $500 per year
- Wellness Programs
- Free annual flu shots
For a Secure Future
- Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
- Company paid long-term disability insurance
- 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees
For Career Advancement
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Training and development opportunities
For Work Life Balance
- Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
- Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides in-service training sessions to traditional and non-traditional settings within the region.
Makes contact with older adults identified as in need of behavioral health treatment in
Central and North Central Connecticut (Greater Hartford, New Britain, Plainville, Bristol, Manchester, Enfield areas).
Provides outreach and engagement for older adults employing Motivational Interviewing.
Assess and provide brief intervention and referral for older adults employing the SBIRT model (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment). Continue to provide case management services for clients ensuring their behavioral health and basic needs are met.
Makes formal treatment referrals for older adults and coordinates services if client leaves treatment for non-compliance or AMA.
Collaborates with other providers within the region and develops linkages with organizations that provide services to older adults.
Maintains records of program activities for reporting and tracking purposes. Creates demographic/referral sheet for each identified client being referred for formal treatment (To be reported to DMHAS).
Attends monthly or quarterly staff meetings and assigned community meetings.
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