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UnityPoint Health Social Worker Care Coordinator-Co-Occurring Muscatine and Cedar in Muscatine, Iowa

Description of Position:

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Under the direct supervision from the Director of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services and with oversight from the Project Lead of the Robert Young Center Eastern Iowa MH/DS Region, the Co-Occurring Care Coordinator will participate in team delivered substance abuse care coordination services across multiple settings and all 5 Eastern Iowa Region Counties, i.e., hospitals, jails, treatment facilities, transitional living facilities and shelters, and family homes.

The Co-Occurring Care Coordinator will work in an integrated team including, CADCs, QMHPs, MHPs, nurses, physicians, County Services, Judicial and Corrections personnel. The Co-Occurring Care Coordinator may deliver services at the program site, in a community setting such as jail or county office, or in family homes. On-call crisis phone response required during working hours. The Co-Occurring Care Coordinator will have knowledge as it pertains to substance abuse services offered within the five county region and will complete assessments to determine level of care criteria as it pertains to substance abuse. The Co-Occurring Care Coordinator primarily works from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The Co-Occurring Care Coordinator will be independently licensed, or, within 6 months from obtaining licensure.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

% of Time


Key Accountability

· Provide direct mental health and substance abuse assessment, intervention and consultation to identified individuals, interact with patients, family, and support systems to reduce barriers and promote progression of care.

• Be knowledgeable of all regional substance abuse facilities and services and assist in coordinating care for co-occurring individuals across the region.

· Assist citizens with transition of care services and placements.


Key Accountability

· Actively Practice a TRAUMA INFORMED APPROACH: Robert Young Center and its employees realize the widespread impact of trauma, the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, and staff, and seek to actively resist re-traumatization. Robert Young Center and its employees consistently demonstrate a trauma-informed approach for both clients and staff and adhere to the six key principles of:

o Safety - patients and staff feel physically and psychologically safe.

o Trustworthiness and Transparency - organizational operations and decisions are conducted with transparency and the goal of building and maintaining trust among staff, clients, and family members of those receiving services.

o Peer support - is integral to the organizational and service delivery approach and are understood as a key vehicle for building trust, establishing safety, and empowerment.

o Collaboration and mutuality - there is true partnering and leveling of power differences between staff and clients and among organizational staff from direct care staff to administrators.

o Empowerment, voice and choice - throughout the organization and among the clients served, individuals' strengths are recognized, built on, and validated and new skills developed as necessary. The organization aims to strengthen the staff's, clients', and family members' experience of choice and recognize that every person's experience is unique and requires an individualized approach. This includes a belief in resilience and in the ability of individuals, organizations, and communities to heal and promote recovery from trauma. This builds on what clients, staff, and communities have to offer, rather than responding to perceived deficits.

o Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues - the organization actively moves past cultural stereotypes and biases (e.g., based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, geography), offers gender responsive services, leverages the healing value of traditional cultural connections, and recognizes and addresses historical trauma.


Basic UPH Performance Criteria

· Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

· Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

· Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

· Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

· Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

· Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

· Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

· Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

· Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment:

· Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

· Enthusiastically engage in our work.

· Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

· Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

· Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

· Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

· Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

· Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

· Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

· Have the courage to challenge the status quo.

Minimum Requirements

Preferred or Specialized


Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology, MHP,

Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work with 2 years’ experience and license eligible within 6 months. Substance abuse or co-occurring education. Domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking training. Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma informed care training.


Internship or prior work experience working with individuals experiencing substance abuse and mental health or behavioral health issues.

Previous experience providing individual, family and group therapy to individuals who are experiencing symptoms of substance abuse and behavioral health issues.


Valid driver’s license

Will be required to obtain CADC certification

Valid driver’s license

, CADC certification, and SA/DV training certification.


Understanding of substance abuse and mental health diagnosis and clinical treatment pathways. Knowledge of social-emotional development and social derminents of health. Basis understanding of common treatment medications.

Understanding of major substance abuse and mental health diagnosis and clinical treatment pathways. Knowledge of social-emotional development. Strong understanding of common treatment medications for substance abuse including MAT. Trauma informed care training or coursework. Sexual Assault/domestic violence training.


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2021-94606

Street: 1605 Cedar St

Name: 6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity

Name: Eastern IA MH/DS Region- RYC

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 1st Shift

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