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Health Care Navigator  

About the Organization OUR MISSION


Endeavors passionately serves vulnerable people in crisis through our innovative, personalized approach.


We seek to provide comprehensive, effective, and innovative services that encourage growth, allowing people to build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Why? Because we believe that everyone holds the capacity to grow, heal, change, succeed, and affect others positively.


OUR VISION


We restore dignity and improve the quality of life for the vulnerable people we serve through the benefits of our programs.


We seek to unify families and communities torn apart by poverty, unemployment, or neglect by providing real, practical solutions and a path to earned income. We do this through a wide array of programs and services supporting children, families, veterans and those struggling with mental illness and other significant disabilities.


As a full-time employee, your benefits will include:


• Annual accrual of 15 days (120 hours) of Paid Time Off

• Fifteen (15) paid Holidays

• Sixteen (16) hours of Personal Days

• Up to 5 days of bereavement leave

• Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage

• Term life insurance (includes spouse and dependent)

• Accidental death and dismemberment insurance

• Short- and long-term disability

• 401(k) retirement program

• Education Assistance *based on availability of funds

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• Chaplain Services

• Direct deposit

• Access Perks




***SEASONAL, TEMPORARY AND PART TIME EMPLOYEES NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ABOVE BENEFITS
 
Position Health Care Navigator  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Days  
Number of Openings 1  
Category Social Services  
Description

JOB PURPOSE:

Health Care Navigators provides services that include connecting Veterans to VA health care benefits or community health care services where Veterans are not eligible for VA care. Health care navigator's s provide case management and care coordination, health education, interdisciplinary collaboration, coordination, and consultation, and administrative duties. Healthcare Navigators work closely with the Veteran's primary care provider and members of the Veteran's assigned interdisciplinary treatment team.

The health care navigator possesses excellent judgment and has at least two years of experience in a healthcare or social services area of practice. The health care navigator will act as a liaison between the Veteran Supportive Services Program and VA or community medical clinic and works with a population of Veterans with complex needs who require assistance accessing health care services or adhering to health care plans.

The health care navigator works closely with the Veteran's assigned multidisciplinary team, including medical, nursing, and administrative specialists, and case management personnel. The health care navigator works within this team to provide timely, appropriate, Veteran centered care equitably. The health care navigator works collaboratively with the team and the Veteran to identify and address systems challenges for enhanced care coordination as needed.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Non-Clinical Assessment

Conducts assessments of the Veteran in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the Veteran, family members, and significant others. The purpose of the assessment is to understand the Veteran's situation, potential barriers to care, the causes, and the impact of such barriers on the Veteran's ability to access and maintain health care services. The assessment should highlight the Veteran's strengths, limitations, risk factors, and internal/external supports and service needs to optimize the Veteran's ability to access and maintain health care services. The initial assessment will be completed as specified by the policy. An assessment may be accomplished through virtual technology.

B. Health Care Team and Veteran Communication

The Health Care Navigator works closely with Veterans to assist them in communicating their preferences in care and personal health-related goals to facilitate shared decision making of the Veteran's care. The Health Care Navigator serves as a resource for education and support for Veterans and families and helps identify appropriate and credible resources and support tailored to the needs and desires of the Veteran.

C. Specialized Case Management and Care Coordination

The Health Care Navigator provides comprehensive case management and care coordination across episodes of care-the Health Care Navigator acts as a health coach by proactively supporting the Veteran to optimize treatment interventions and outcomes.

The health care navigator modifies services to meet the needs of Veterans best and coordinates services with other organizations and programs to assure such services are complementary and comprehensive; directs activities to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, and continuity of care for Veterans; provides case management services to Veterans serves as the liaison to VA and community health care programs, and represents the program in contacts with other agencies and the public.

The Health Care Navigator helps coordinate supportive and additional services with the Veteran. The Health Care Navigator ensures and links Veterans and caregivers to supportive services, which include, but are not limited to, housing, financial benefits, transportation.

The Health Care Navigator serves as the subject matter expert on community resources related to the needs of the Veteran. The health care navigator collaborates with other providers in the ongoing reassessment of the Veteran's health care needs. The health care navigator is responsible for educating the Veteran and caregiver of the available services and assisting them in establishing the appropriate referrals based on the Veteran's preference.

The Health Care Navigator will determine the needs, strengths, limitations, and preferences of each Veteran and will engage in problem solving to identify and reduce barriers to care. The health care navigator will educate the Veteran and family on the available options for acquiring knowledge and skills for managing health and wellness.

The Health Care Navigator coordinates referrals to VA, community health clinics, and other programs needed to ensure access to health care. The Health Care Navigator follows the care plan to facilitate adherence, and collaborates with community providers to maximize the use of VA and community resources.,

The Health Care Navigator acts as an advocate for the client, integrating the Veteran's cultural values into their care plan. The health care navigator assists the Veteran in identifying methods to monitor progress toward meeting health goals and provides ongoing follow up.

D. Health Education

The Health Care Navigator assists in identifying the Veteran and family's health education needs and provides education services and materials that match the health literacy level of the Veteran. The health care navigator provides ongoing education support as needed to the Veteran and family member. The Health Care Navigator assists in identifying VA and community resources to prevent disease and promote self-care. For specialized health education outside of the Health Care Navigator's scope of practice, the health care navigator will refer to Veterans and families to the appropriate interdisciplinary team member for identified health education needs.

 
Position Requirements

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Master’s level social worker or equivalent education and experience is preferred..

EXPERIENCE: 1+ year’s case management experience; 3+ years preferred. Knowledge of VA Programs, facilities, and community preferred.

LICENSES: LMSW, LBSW, LMFT preferred. Driver License with clear record required.

VEHICLE: Must have daily use of a vehicle without prior notice. Must maintain current registration and current automobile liability insurance that is in compliance with Texas law. Must be available and willing to transport clients to various locations and with such frequency as the business need dictates. Mileage reimbursement provided.

ATTENDANCE: Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in the employer’s sole discretion. Must be available during the stated service hours.

OTHER: Must be available and willing to travel to various locations and with such frequency as the business need dictates. Must be available and willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as required to meet business needs. Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others.

EXCEPTIONS TO THESE CRITERIA MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT HEAD.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

COMMUNICATION: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via oral or written means. Ability to present a friendly and positive demeanor to clients served, service providers, staff, and the general public.

Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.

COMPOSURE: Ability to remain calm and maintain self-control in the midst of difficult circumstances and emergencies. Ability to respond in a professional manner in all situations. Ability to remain calm and maintain self-control in the midst of difficult circumstances and emergencies. Ability to adapt to change, and respond in a professional manner in all situations.

COMPUTER: Working knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel; PowerPoint and Access a plus. 45 WPM, 90% accuracy. Skills conducive to completing documents and forms online. .

DECISION MAKING: Ability to set work priorities and to evaluate and create solutions to work related problems. Ability to think analytically and evaluate the impact of case management recommendations. Ability to maintain boundaries.

FINANCIAL: Strong math skills. Ability to assist clients in paying bills and balancing their checkbook, as well as be able to identify and prioritize immediate, medium-term, and long-term financial needs of the client. Ability to assist veterans in developing a budget.

NEGOTIATION: Ability to negotiate clients down from stressful situations, potential threatening behaviors. Ability to persuade clients to make appropriate life decisions.

TECHNICAL: Knowledge of VA Services, facilities, and community resources. Knowledge of case management services and community resources; Federal, State and local assistance programs, housing & utility assistance and disability benefits.

 
Salary/Wage  
EOE Statement Endeavors® and Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws. Endeavors® and Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. also complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location its employees are working. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Endeavors® and Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. are "Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers."  

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