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Wellness & Recovery Specialist (Peer Support Specialist) - Virginia - #126091

Description
Your Talent. Our Vision. At Amerigroup, a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies focused on serving Medicaid, Medicare and uninsured individuals, it's a powerful combination. It's the foundation upon which we're creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.
This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve.
Location(s):
Tidewater, VA - 1 position to start 5/1/2017
Richmond, VA - 1 position to start 8/1/2017
Charlottesville, VA - 1 position to start 8/1/2017
Roanoke, VA - 1 position to start 9/1/2017
Southwest Virginia - 1 position to start 9/1/2017
North Virginia - 1 position to start 10/1/2017
The Wellness & Recovery Specialist is responsible for care coordination and/or care management activities focused on the Wellness and Recovery of Amerigroup members.
Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:
Identifies opportunities for engagement of members and their families in forming a supportive, recovery network.
Develops and implements provision of onsite psychiatric discharge planning education at Recovery and Resiliency sites.
Collaborates with Stabilization Teams as a member advocate in discharge planning education, resolution of barriers, and service transitions.
Acts as a resource for staff on decision making and problem solving.
Initiates and maintains contact with assigned individuals and providers to determine member's response to services.
Qualifications
Requires an Associates degree
2 years of experience in health services or behavioral health field or in a peer support services role, knowledge of care-coordination and case management concepts; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background
BA/BS or MBA preferred
Peer Specialist Certification highly preferred
Willing to travel and meet members within the community required
Behavioral health experience preferred
Computer knowledge required

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