Recovery & Resiliency Support Specialist (Foster Care Focus) - St. Louis, MO Telecommute
January 9, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri
Position Description:Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company – where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healthcare companies, UnitedHealth Group is restlessly pursuing new ways to operate our Service Centers, improve our Service levels and help people lead healthier lives. We live for the opportunity to make a difference and right now, we are living it up.This opportunity is with one of our most exciting business areas: Optum –a growing part of our family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group a Fortune 6 leader.Optum helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions, and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their Healthcare needs, and stay on track with their Health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation, and Performance.The Recovery & Resiliency Support Specialist is responsible for using recovery and resiliency strategies with consumers and families, recruiting consumers and families for initiatives, supporting existing consumer initiatives, supporting the grievance process, engaging in quality initiatives; collaborating with Care Managers, providers, and community agencies to support consumer access to needed services; implementing specific projects at the direction of the Recovery / Resiliency Manager and creating and maintaining communication with consumers, youth, families, consumer and family run organizations and providers. A large emphasis of this job is using knowledge and experience with the child welfare system and behavioral health care to form a connection with consumers and / or customers and strategize solutions to meet member or community needs.Primary Responsibilities: Assist families and consumers with defining their recovery goals, and developing the resiliency skills and knowledge needed for the consumer's recovery Support the creation of and assist with the implementation of a comprehensive training and education program with peers, families, providers and staff Assist consumers who are involved in the child welfare system and are dealing with the most complex and difficult issues, including homelessness, trauma, physical health issues, etc. Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with existing consumer and family organizations Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with foster care alumni groups Effectively communicate plan information to consumers and consumer operated organizations and with families and family organizations as well as consumer and family rights and responsibilities, in addition to a wide array of other topics including clinical policies, analysis of data and program evaluation As directed, serve as a designated member of internal committees and subcommittees As requested, provide support to family members in making needed appointments Work with the Clinical Program Director, Clinical Director, Foster Care Program Manager and the clinical team to implement care coordination when requested, which may include peer support as well as other community-based services designed to stabilize the consumer's condition, including working with the consumer in the development of a WRAP plan and a Crisis plan Be available to provide direct support to family members of consumers being discharged from 24-hour care, coordinate peer coaching if available and / or to refer them to a support group Assist and support consumers and family members with grievance processes. Collaborate with Care Managers, Foster Care Program Manager, providers, and community agencies and organizations to facilitate access to and transition between services Collaborate with Care Managers, Foster Care Program Manager, providers, and community agencies and organizations to identify consumers and family members of consumers who may benefit from peer support. Participate in treatment planning with consumers and families who request that support Respond to concerns and questions from consumers and families If requested, provide information and assistance to consumers who have received a Notice of Action Work with community agencies along with and / or on behalf of consumers and families Provide feedback about treatment planning development based on their interactions with consumers and families Advocate on behalf of the consumers and families Provide or coordinate the provision of peer support to consumers and family members at critical points in their treatment process
Required Qualifications: High School Diploma / GED (or higher) Thorough understanding of the principles of recovery and resiliency Experience / involvement with the child welfare system as a child / youth, care taker or parent / foster care parent / adoptive parent Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area Ability to facilitate training events Experience with Microsoft Word (create correspondence and work within tables), Microsoft Excel (data entry, sort / filter, and work within tales), and Microsoft Outlook (email and calendar management) Certified Peer Specialist / Provisional Certified Peer Specialist / Certified Family Support Specialist OR the ability to become certified within 12 months of employment Ability to travel at least 75% of the time within a 60 mile radius of St. Louis Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual in English and Spanish Working knowledge of community resources Certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid and QPR TrainingCareers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.Keywords: UHG, St. Louis, MO, Recovery, Foster Care, Healthcare, Community
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.