Intake Coordinator
Comunilife Inc. - Bronx, NY

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The Vida Guidance Center, a licensed outpatient Mental Health Clinic, provides bilingual bicultural services to children, adolescents and adults in the Bronx diagnosed with mental illness, chemical addiction (MICA), and HIV/AIDS. Services include family, individual and group Psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations, counseling, medication follow-up care, and case management. Clinic patients are primarily Latino and African-American. We seek an Intake Coordinator who will: ? Complete brief telephone assessment to determine appropriateness of referral to the clinic; perform initial screening for risk assessments.
? Respond to COPS referrals in a timely manner, and schedule intake appointments.
? Complete initial referral information and financial information forms and initial insurance verification and authorization.
? Keep appropriate documentation of all records, including cases not accepted for treatment.
? Carry cases until they are assigned to a therapist.
? Assess client needs and make referrals to community resources as needed.
? Arrange intake evaluation and psychiatric evaluation appointments and monitors Waiting List for follow up.
? Track referrals, intake evaluations, and psychiatric evaluations for timely scheduling according to OMH guidelines.
? Support clinical staff by making referrals and follow up as needed.
? Follow up insurance authorization, as needed.

Skills
MSW, and New York State LMSW required. Experience of working with SPMI, MICA, and HIV/AIDS afflicted adult population.Bilingual in Spanish/English.
Extensive knowledge of mental health outpatient clinics and Office of Mental Health regulations and directives.
Ability to provide intake coordination, case management and counseling to clients diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness and/or histories of substance abuse and trauma.

Notes
Let us bring new life to your career! This is a full-time position. Some evening and weekend hours are required. To apply, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to recruitment@comunilife.org or fax to 212-564-3445, mentioning “Intake Coordinator” in the subject line.