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UT Health Case Aide - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Case Aide - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 21000158

Position Summary:

Provides paraprofessional social work services in the recruitment and admission of clients for a clinic or hospital. Provides services related to routine and general problems which do not require a professional social worker.

To help break the cycle of mental illness, addiction and homelessness, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has launched a new integrated, trauma-informed behavioral health program for treatment and recovery support. This position is part of the UTHealth HOMES program, a team of service providers and advocates for people experiencing homelessness. This position ensure clients enrolled in housing assistance and other social support programs.

Location: Texas Medical Center

Dept.: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Status: Full-Time

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Performs initial intake interviews with patients and/or their families. Screens clients and assesses client’s needs.

  2. Provides clients with orientation to the campus. Explains procedures and answers basic questions about the program.

  3. Facilitates the completion of medical evaluation and a psychological or psychiatric evaluation for prospective clients.

  4. Facilitates the completion of all documents required for admission, including documents for on-site schooling.

  5. Facilitates transfer of clients to campus including transportation needs.

  6. Records data related to relocation of clients/research subjects and activities in which individuals participate.

  7. Codes and keys data into data files and maintains files in an orderly manner.

  8. Coordinates with referral agencies/organizations for admission of prospective clients providing them with accurate and up-to-date information.

  9. Identifies and develops additional sources of clients.

  10. Maintains positive relationships with existing referral sources.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Departmental Preferences:

  1. This position will require training through the Coalition for the Homeless. This position will primarily be responsible for housing assessments through the Coalition for the Homeless Coordinated Access Program. This position will conduct housing assessments, collect documentation and serve as a link between people experiencing homelessness and homelessness service providers.

  2. This position may require travel across sites in Houston. Reliable transportation is required.

  3. Experience using The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and knowledge of HUD housing resources strongly preferred.



Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

One year of relevant work experience in a setting related to public contact, health care, or social service.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently and/or up to 20 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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