Center For Youth Wellness

Care Coordinator

US-CA-San Francisco
1 month ago
ID
2017-1033
# of Openings
1

Overview

The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) is part of a national effort to revolutionize pediatric medicine and transform the way society responds to kids exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.

 

Led by founder and CEO, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, CYW is a health organization partnering with the Bayview Child Health Center (BCHC) to serve children and families in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. We were created to respond to an urgent public health issue: early adversity harms the developing brains and bodies of children.

 

CYW seeks to transform the delivery of primary care for children in a way that recognizes and addresses exposure to ACEs as a major risk factor for chronic disease. By changing the way in which primary care physicians, nurses—and society in general—recognize, treat, and respond to youth who may be at risk for or are experiencing toxic stress, CYW aims to bring about better health outcomes throughout the life course.

 

CYW is a fast-paced, results-oriented organization that is growing rapidly. Our work has been featured at local, statewide and national levels including contribution to The Shriver Report, partnership with Hillary Clinton and Next Generation’s Too Small To Fail Initiative, hosting California’s first Statewide Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Summit and plenary presentations at the national meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We’re poised to continue growing our model of clinical intervention, applied research and advocacy in the relentless pursuit of our goal to improve the health of children and adolescents exposed to ACEs.

 

Read more about our past successes and new partnerships at our website: www.centerforyouthwellness.org

Responsibilities

CYW seeks an experienced, energetic Care Coordinator to join the CYW Clinical Programs team (i.e. Care Coordinators, Therapists, etc.), the Bayview Child Health Center (BCHC) medical team, complimentary care providers (e.g., acupuncturist, biofeedback specialist), and community partners to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed care for patients and their families. Care Coordinators serve as the central point of contact for families, clinicians and other members of the BCHC-CYW multi-disciplinary team.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take a lead role in engaging, interviewing, and assessing patients referred for integrated (medical and behavioral health) care by their primary care provider at the Bayview Child Health Center (BCHC)
  • Develop individualized comprehensive care plans in collaboration with patient/family
  • Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team to implement the comprehensive plan of care and track patient progress
  • Participate in Clinical Team Meetings and Multi-Disciplinary Rounds (MDR) to provide assistance in identifying and resolving biomedical, psychosocial, and mental health needs of patients and families
  • Coordinate referrals to external providers
  • Maintain careful documentation of all coordination activities within the patient’s Electronic Health Record in a timely manner
  • Provide consultation to primary care providers on matters relating to behavioral health and integrated care
  • Participate in trainings to develop and consolidate the ability to deliver trauma-informed care
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Clinical Programs

 

Qualifications

  • MA/MSW preferred
  • Minimum three years of experience in social services support to clients/patients required, preferably in a multi-cultural service setting
  • Comprehensive collaboration experience in a team environment
  • Familiarity with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their effects on children and adults
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent telephonic etiquette 
  • Self-motivated with effective critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to use all software programs effectively, including MS Suite of services
  • Valid and current California Driver’s License and automobile insurance

Position Details:

·         Location: San Francisco, CA

·         Full Time / Exempt status

·         Position reports to the Director of Clinical Programs

 

Compensation:

Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. 

 

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