Discharge Planner

This position provides screening, assessment, planning, problem resolution, resource management, social work services, counseling and crisis management as they relate to the health care and discharge planning needs of the individuals in crisis as defined by Chapter 394 of the Florida Mental Health Act law. The discharge planner performs comprehensive case management functions with the primary focus on obtaining linkage(s) for individuals to community-based services. Manages and collaborate in discharge planning for individuals with simple and complex need and coordinates with agencies providing post stabilization care. This is a 100% direct service position that could require availability to work irregular hours, including evenings, overnights, and weekends. The position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences, human services or related field. Masters degree in psychology, social work, counseling education, mental health counseling, or related field is preferred. Candidate should preferably have a minimum of one (1) year experience heavily concentrated in the mental health field. Work experience with adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses or with individuals with similar human-services needs as an agency case manager desired. Additionally, experience in the mental health and or substance abuse arena is preferred. Previous experience in discharge planning, utilization review, case management or similar role is desirable. Familiarity with the various resources within the local community also desired.

Section: Acute Care Services

Location: Broward County

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