The Geo Group
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MANAGED CARE COUNSELOR
at The Geo Group
Facility: ABRAXAS I
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.
This position provides a full range of case management services to delinquent or dependent youth with substance abuse or dependency problems by being responsible for the Managed Care phone contacts for each client.
- Completes Manage Care phone contacts for pre-authorization and reauthorization of clients.
- Completes Assessment Paperwork which includes:
- Intake Summary
- Managed care calls – initial and reauthorization and ASAM
- First counseling session (within 72 hours) to review the Client interview
- Family Assessment
- Integrated Summary
- Comprehensive Treatment Plan- primary counselor responsible for initial objectives/ interventions
- Facilitate Treatment Planning Conference
- Completes Denial Letter Process from Insurance Companies which includes:
- Contacting the clients primary insurance company;
- Reviewing benefits to see if insurance company will pay for drug or alcohol services; Requesting denial letter if insurance company decline payment for drug/alcohol services;
- Faxing denial letters to appropriate Managed Care Counselor.
- Facilitates family sessions and completes written summary overviews thoroughly and in a timely manner.
- Facilitates drug & alcohol treatment groups and completes written summary overviews thoroughly and in a timely manner.
- Facilitates therapeutic recreation groups and completes written summary overviews thoroughly and in a timely manner.
- Participates in and documents case consultations including quarterly treatment reviews of clients, red flag reviews, and administrative reviews.
- Writes progress and court reports or discharge summaries thoroughly and in a timely manner.
- Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with juvenile probation officers, case workers, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress
- Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with parents or legal guardians, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress
- Provides continuing care planning by making contacts to appropriate referrals and writing the plan.
- Effectively participates as a member of the Treatment Team.
- Maintains Safety & Security of Clients & Facility.
- Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
- Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills..
The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
- A.D.C. or National Certification; OR
- Current licensure in the Commonwealth as a registered nurse and a degree from an accredited school of nursing and one (1) year of counseling experience; OR
- Associate’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or related field and two (2) years of clinical experience; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field and one (1) year of clinical experience; OR
- Master’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field, which includes a practicum in a health and human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting.
- Ability to work overtime as required.
- Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
- Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period.
- At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
- Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
- Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
- Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
- Valid registered vehicle insurance.