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Autism Care Advocate - California -Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Los Angeles, CA
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740497 Autism Care Advocate California Telecommute

Autism Care Advocate - California -Telecommute (740497)

Position Description

You're looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? UnitedHealthcare is offering an innovative new standard for care management. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Our growth is fueling the need for highly qualified professionals to join our elite team. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale. Join us. Take this opportunity to start doing your life's best work.(sm)
This is an Out - patient Mental Health Care Advocate position that deals specifically with families impacted by autism and it is desired that the candidate have experience with autism spectrum disorders, as well as, Intensive Behavioral therapies such as applied behavior analysis.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Making patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care
  • Obtaining information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment
  • Determining if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed
  • Managing outpatient mental health cases throughout the entire treatment plan
  • Administering benefits and reviewing treatment plans
  • Coordinating benefits and transitions between various areas of care
  • Identifying ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff or outpatient care providers on those ideas
Required Qualifications:
  • Active and unrestricted license in CA - LCSW, LPC , LMFT, Licensed Psychologist, with experience in behavioral health
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience in a related mental health environment
  • Experience Working with Autism children / adolescents  
  • Computer literacy in a Windows environment, including MS Word
  • Must have the ability to talk on the phone and type at the same time
  • Demonstrated telephonic / office - based experience
  • Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients  
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Managed Care experience
  • Background in Case Management
  • ABA Certification

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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) 

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.  
Job Keywords: Care Advocate, BCBA, Therapist, Counselor, Psychologist, LCSW, LP, LPCC, MFT, PMHN, Managed Care, Case Manager, Care Manager, Care Advocate, UHG, Optum, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, WFH, work at home

Job Details

  • Contest Number740497
  • Job TitleAutism Care Advocate - California -Telecommute
  • Job FamilyBehavioral
  • Business SegmentOptum Operations

Job Location Information

  • Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsSt. Louis, MO
    Phoenix, AZ

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • Overtime StatusExempt

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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