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Child Welfare Liaison at UnitedHealth Group

Child Welfare Liaison

UnitedHealth Group Work From Home, NY Full-Time


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)

The Child Welfare Liaison will support strong communications and effective working relationships between the Optum Alaska Administrative Services Organization (ASO), Division of Behavioral Health, the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice systems, Providers, target populations of Medicaid recipients and other stakeholders in Alaska’s behavioral healthcare delivery system.

The Child Welfare Liaison will focus on establishing an enhanced set of benefits for target populations of Medicaid recipients, including children and adolescents who are interacting or at risk of interacting with the child welfare system or the Division of Juvenile Justice system. The Liaison will collaborate with agencies and organizations in joint efforts to bring more effective and coordinated services to Alaska Participants, and will outline available services, referral processes and exchange key contact information with social service agencies to support a coordinated approach to treatment planning and service delivery.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with facilities and Care Management and Utilization Management teams in regard to discharge planning
  • Speak with members to assess needs and barriers to care, and act as an extension to providers in coordinate appointments/placements
  • Work with Participant to suggest alternative methods of treatment, both traditional and non-traditional
  • Offer telehealth options for non-clinical conversations and support
  • Work with Provider Relations team to increase provider capacity and support
  • Use evidence-based screening instruments to assess high risk members
  • Assist internal and external partners in understanding youth treatment options throughout the State of Alaska
  • Work with Provider Relations team to increase provider capacity and support
  • Support Optum Alaska’s Provider Training Plan and Communication Plan to increase provider and stakeholder understanding of Optum’s role as the ASO
  • Assist the Office of Children’s Services and Division of Juvenile Justice in identifying Medicaid resources

What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group?   Put it all together - competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:

  • Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays
  • Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account
  • Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • 401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)
  • More information can be downloaded at: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Child Welfare Liaison

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:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher (in Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling; OR Licensed Ph.D. Master’s 
  • 3+ years of experience in behavioral health preferably in dual diagnosis with mental health and substance abuse
  • 3+ years of experience working within Alaska’s Child Welfare or the Division of Juvenile Justice system
  • Intermediate level of proficiency in MS Office; Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (Alaska Native)
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice independently in the state of residence
  • Experience in Case Management or Utilization Review in a managed care setting
  • Knowledge of CPT/HCPCS codes
  • Ability to balance contractual and clinical considerations

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients, and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state, and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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)

**PLEASE NOTE** The sign-on bonus is only available to external candidates.  Candidates who are currently working for UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus. 

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.

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


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