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Autism Care Advocate - Telecommute - 932142

Houston, TX 77002 Work Remotely
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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

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You have high standards. So do we. Here at UnitedHealth Group, this includes offering an innovative new standard for care management. It goes beyond counseling services and verified referrals to programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. That means youll have an opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale - as part of an incredible team culture thats defining the future of behavioral health care.

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This is an Outpatient Mental Health Care Advocate position that deals specifically with families impacted by Autism. It is desired that the candidate have experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as intensive behavioral therapies such as Applied Behavior Analysis.

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Youll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere in the US as you take on some tough challenges.

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**Candidates in the Central and Pacific Time Zones are preferred.**

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Making patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care
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  • Obtaining information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment
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  • Determining if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed
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  • Managing outpatient mental health cases throughout the entire treatment plan
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  • Administering benefits and reviewing treatment plans
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  • Coordinating benefits and transitions between various areas of care
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  • Identifying ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff or outpatient care providers on those ideas
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Youll find the pace fast and the challenges ongoing. Well expect you to achieve and document measurable results. Youll also need to think and act quickly while working with a diverse member population.

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Youll 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.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • An active, unrestricted, independent license in your State of Residence (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LPCC, etc.); BCBA with the ability to obtain an LBA; Licensed Psychologist; or RN with recent experience in behavioral health
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  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience in a related mental health environment
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  • Experience working with children / adolescents with Autism
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  • Computer literacy in a Windows environment, including MS Word
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  • Ability to talk on the phone and type at the same time
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  • Demonstrated telephonic / office - based experience
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  • Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients
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  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be 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. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employee must comply with any state and local masking orders
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Managed Care experience
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  • Background in Case Management
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  • ABA Certification
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Discover a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people, and action combine to make great things happen every day and where every day is another opportunity to do your lifes best work.(sm)

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Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $53,300 to $95,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, youll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy.

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords: Care Advocate, Therapist, Counselor, Psychologist, Social Worker, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, BCBA, LBA, Managed Care, Case Manager, Care Manager, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, WFH, Work from Home, Remote, Autism, ASD, ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis, Houston, TX, Texas, St. Louis, MO, Nashville, TN, Sacramento, CA. Seattle, WA, Portland, OR

Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-09

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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