This position must demonstrate by education and/or training a background in the assessment of children, adolescents, and adults seeking psychiatric and/or chemical dependency treatment. The Admission Coordinator conducts assessments on children, adolescents and adults at Riverside Behavioral Health Center, a 24 hour facility, providing all levels of behavioral health care. This position also coordinates with Riverside Health System regarding referrals for assessment and/or admission at RBHC. This position conducts precertification with third party payors, is able to demonstrate empathy, while assessing the client/family needs in a timely manner, and compliance with legal issues and patient rights. This position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served, initiating age appropriate treatment and aftercare plans, utilizing knowledge of community resources. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs. The Admissions Coordinator works under the supervision of the Director of Admissions/Care Management and may be required to work in varying shifts and other areas according to patient and departmental needs. A Masters Degree (MSW, MS, MA, MEd) in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field is required. Two years acute care clinical experience is preferred.