Discharge Planning Specialist - 23rd Ave^

Job ID
# of Openings
Behavioral Health/Social Work
Recovery Clinics
Weekly Hours


Terros Health is a fully integrated healthcare organization of caring people, guided by our core values of integrity, compassion and empowerment. For more than four decades, the heart of everything we do is inspiring change for life. We help people manage addiction and mental illness, provide primary medical care, restore families, support our veterans, and connect individuals to the care they need.


If you are interested in working for one of the State's Leading Healthcare Organizations that promotes IntegrityCompassion, and Empowerment, we encourage you to apply!  If you are energized by helping people during their most challenging times, this vital opportunity will be rewarding.


Under the agency’s policies and professional requirements, participates as a member of multiple interdisciplinary clinical teams working with individuals diagnosed with a Serious Mental Illness, or General Mental Health diagnosis under Court Ordered Treatment. Serves as a liaison between inpatient settings and the teams within Terros Health Recovery Centers. Works in conjunction with the client and clinical team staff to assess client needs and wants, and ensure clinically appropriate discharges plans are in place prior to hospital discharge. The Discharge Planning Specialist will ensure that appropriate clinical services are coordinated for the client, to support their successful transition in the community setting, and reduce the risk of readmissions. The Discharge Planning Specialist will participate in discharge staffings at the inpatient settings, and will serve as a client advocate, and liaison with families and community agencies. Serves as primary point of contact between the RBHA, inpatient settings, and Recovery Centers regarding discharge planning needs for clients.


JOB SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in behavioral health or related field preferred. Three (3) years experience in the delivery of behavioral health services required. Experience working in an inpatient setting, or utilization management setting preferred


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Interpersonal skills which allow for professional and positive relationships with co-workers, members, families, and other community members.  Good communication skills, evidenced by a non-judgmental approach, effective listening and positive interactions.  Basic understanding of the DSM-V. Advanced knowledge of RBHA funded and non-RBHA funded residential treatment and housing opportunities required.


COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, electronic medical record, NextGen preferred.


LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS: Valid Arizona Driver’s License. 


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