Aetna Licensed Foster Care Coordinator (LCSW, LCPC, RN, LCP, LCMFT, LCAC) - KS MCD - 51960BR in Overland Park, Kansas

Req ID: 51960BR


The Foster Care Coordinator is responsible for working with the DCF and the KDADS and has demonstrated experience working in the Foster Care system to help health plan staff, members and families navigate through and coordinate with various programs and systems of care. This position is also responsible for oversight of service coordination staff including hiring staff and the development of high performing teams. Works closely with functional area managers to ensure consistency in clinical interventions supporting our members. Accountable for meeting the financial, operational and quality objectives of the unit.

Fundamental Components:

  • Oversees the implementation of healthcare management services for assigned functional area.

  • Implements clinical policies & procedures in accordance with applicable regulatory and accreditation standards (e.g. NCQA, URAC, state and federal standards and mandates as applicable).

  • Serves as a content model expert and mentor to the team regarding practice standards, quality of interventions, problem resolution and critical thinking.

  • Ensures implementation and monitoring of best practice approaches and innovations to better address the member's needs across the continuum of care.

  • Protects the confidentiality of member information and adheres to company policies regarding confidentiality.

  • Manages resources responsible for identification of members, development and implementation of care plans, enhancement of medical appropriateness and quality of care and monitoring, evaluating and documenting of care.

  • Develops, initiates, monitors and communicates performance expectations.

  • Ensures the team's understanding and use of information system capability and functionality.

  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring process for staff using clearly defined requirements in terms of education, experience, technical and performance skills.

  • Assesses developmental needs and collaborates with others to identify and implement action plans that support the development of high performing teams.

  • Establishes an environment and work style that promotes the concept of teamwork, cross product integration, and continuum of care thinking that results in strong performance.

  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to serve as an model change agent and lead change efforts.

  • Create a positive work environment by acknowledging team contributions, soliciting input, and offering personal assistance, when needed.

  • Accountable for maintaining compliance with policies and procedures and implements them at the employee level.

  • May have responsibility for their own case load work.

  • May act as a single point of contact for the customer and the Account Team including: participation in customer meetings, implementation and oversight of customer cultural requirements, and support implementation of new customers.

  • May act as a liaison with other key business areas.

  • May develop/assist in development and/review new training content.

  • May collaborate/deliver inter and intra-departmental training sessions.

  • May provide support to the case management & network staff via onsite customer visits and/or presentations.

    Qualification Requirements:

  • 3-5 years in clinical area of expertise required.

  • Demonstrated experience working in the Foster Care system required.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Providers, Members, staff and other leaders both in verbal, written and presentation formats required.

  • Ability to evaluate and interpret data, identify areas of improvement, and focus on interventions to improve outcomes required.

  • Ability to interview, select teams and work with people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitment to goals and objectives required.

  • Minimum of 1-3 years supervisory experience including previous staffing and hiring experience, new employee on-boarding, mentoring and coaching staff required.

  • Computer literacy and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and web-based applications and access databases is required.

  • Knowledge of community resources and provider networks required.

  • MCO experience required.

  • Field based travel with personal vehicle required. Must have dependable transportation, valid and active KS driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance.

  • Reporting: ability to understand and create reports with productivity and service metrics; identify gaps required.

  • Experience working with diverse teams and populations required.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and effectively adapt to a fast-paced changing environment required.

  • IDD (Intellectual or Developmental Disability) experience strongly preferred.

  • LTSS and BH experience strongly preferred.

  • 1-3 years of CM experience is preferred.


    The minimum level of education required for candidates in this position is an Associate's degree.

  • RN with active and unencumbered KS license (BSN preferred) OR a master s level Behavioral Health professional independently licensed in KS (e.g., LSCSW, LCPC, LCP, LCMFT, LCAC) is required.

    Licenses: At least ONE of the following is required (active and unrestricted for the State of KS):

  • Registered Nurse (RN) License

  • Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW)

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)

  • Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT)

  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC)


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    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

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Job Function: Health Care