Field Based Community Health Worker ( Youth Behavioral Health ) - Summit County, CO - $500 Sign-On B

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The primary role of the Family Support Partner is to provide emotional support to youth and caregivers, instill hope, and help families build natural supports. Support partners ensure the youth and family's voice is heard, and they help youth and families develop their ability to advocate for themselves. This is a High Fidelity Wrap around program that supports youth that are at risk for out of home placement. Preferred that one has lived experience caring for a child with serious behavioral health challenges and system involvement.

This position is Full Time (40 hours/week) Employees are required to have flexibility to work during our normal business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm. This position is a field-based position with a home-based office. You will work from home when not in the field. This role will support Summit, CO.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide intensive direct support for families
  • Partner with and support the wraparound facilitator to do wraparound with the family, ensuring the wraparound is working for the family by individualizing the process to fit the family's strengths and culture. The FSP also ensures that the family (parents and youth) are being heard through their voice and choice.
  • provide direct support for some families to help them implement their action steps on the plans. FSPs utilize a self-empowerment model, "do for, do with, and cheer on!" with families.
  • connect families with other families with similar challenges and other community resources.

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • Any experience with youth who have behavioral health challenges
  • Dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas that provides information privacy
  • Residing in a location that can receive a high-speed internet connection (additional information on UnitedHealth Group approved internet providers and restrictions will be provided
  • Knowledge of culture and values of community
  • Familiarity with the resources available in the community
  • Field based experience
  • Must reside in the Summit County, CO area
  • Ability to travel locally, up to 100 miles round trip and up to 80% of the time
  • Must be available to work Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in a health-related field
  • Previous care management experience
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide, Certified Medical Assistant
  • CHW Accreditation
  • Experience working in Managed Care
  • Must have resided within the local community for 2+ years

UnitedHealth Group is an essential business. The health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying specific attention to geography-specific trends. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients and customers who depend on us. You can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities at: https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/addressing-covid.html

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**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.

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