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BHIS Caseworker (Positions available in Linn and Benton Counties)

Position Summary:
As a member of the Behavioral Health Intervention (BHIS) Team you will be directly meeting with children and their families to provide skill building services addressing their mental health diagnosis. Skill services center around seven focus areas to include: cognitive flexibility skills, communication skills, conflict resolution skills, executive skills, interpersonal relationship skills, problem solving skills, and social skills. In this position, you will provide indirect coordination and collaboration with other professionals to coordinate services for the benefit for the child/family.

Examples of Essential Functions:
  • Ensures schedule deadlines and compliance with programmatic rules, regulations, laws, etc.;
  • Works in conjunction with respective federal, state and other local agencies.
  • Support integration of client services by collaborating and working as a member of an interdisciplinary team at Tanager Place.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and community services as an effective member of a team.
  • Provides information to clients, and others concerning program requirements.
  • Complete professional documentation which meets agency, accreditation, and contract holder standards within an Electronic Health Record system.
  • Provide high quality services to consumers using evidence-based practices.
  • Develops and prepares all reports as required, including personalized treatment plans, crisis plans, and progress notes.
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with Tanager Place policies; procedures and safety practices;
  • Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;
  • Performs related work as required.

  • Ability to navigate and effectively utilize computer programs such as Excel, Word, and our Electronic Health System and other applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws governing BHIS client rights and provider relationships;
  • Knowledge of the State Medicaid guidelines and understanding of the Managed Care Organizations contracted in the state of Iowa;
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to establish and maintain positive effective working relationships with other Tanager Place employees, program participants, and the community;
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and its use to treat clients and families;
  • Ability to create and manage your own work schedule, within given parameters and based upon family availability, to ensure your monthly billing expectation is met.

Acceptable Experience/Training/ Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field and a minimum of one year relevant post-degree experience in the human services field;
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services field without relevant experience but 20 hours of mental health training will be considered.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a non-related field with two years of relevant post-degree experience will be considered.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a non-related field with no relevant experience and 30 hours of mental health training will be considered.

Tanager Place offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
  • Medical, dental, and vision for full-time employees.
  • PTO for full-time employees.
  • Heavily discounted trainings offered through Tanager Place’s Training and Education Institute for all employees.
  • Individual and group supervision and ongoing mentoring.