Behavioral Health Care Advocate (Assess and Triage) - Telecommute in CA

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If you are located in California, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Oversee initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients
  • Make patient assessments and determine appropriate levels of care
  • Administer benefits, review treatment plans, and coordinate transitions between various areas of care
  • Obtain information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment


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:
  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling; OR Licensed Ph.D. OR Registered Nurse
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice in the state of California
  • 2+ years of experience in behavioral health
  • Dedicated office space and access to high speed internet service in your home


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Inpatient experience
  • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
  • Experience working in an environment that required coordinating benefits and utilizing multiple groups and resources for patients
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Outlook, Internet)
  • Experience in a queue-based environment


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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

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