About Fallon Health:
Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit www.fallonhealth.org.
About Summit ElderCare:
Fallon Health operates the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in New England and the fifth largest in the country. Called Summit ElderCare, Fallon’s PACE helps provide older adults and their caregivers with a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to comprehensive medical services and social support at a Summit ElderCare site while they keep the independence of living in their own homes and communities.
Brief summary of purpose:
The Behavioral Health Clinician provides Behavioral Health services in support of SE participants’ health and well-being, and to promote effective caregiving and self-care skills in participants’ caregivers and SE staff.
Provides counseling to SE participants as referred by the IDT
Acts as consultant to the IDT and primary care team regarding supporting participant behavior change, recommending interventions and collaborating with team members in family meetings, discharge planning meetings and care planning
Evaluates and provides support to caregivers to improve care giving
Provides education and training
Reviews service requests and re-authorizations for community-based specialty mental health services
Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Applied Psychology, or Mental Health, or equivalent
Massachusetts Licensure as Mental Health Counselor. May consider application if eligible for Licensure, pending post-Masters’ supervised clinical hours