Two New Job Openings at the Advocacy Alliance

FULL TIME Accounts Specialist

We are seeking an Accounts Specialist (Scranton Office) to provide assistance with money management and budgeting to persons who have a mental illness, persons who have developmental disabilities, or older adults, who are unable to manage their monthly financial affairs.

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and computer skills.
  • Ability to budget monthly income benefits for a specified caseload of individuals.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Accounting and tax knowledge a plus.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please reply in confidence to:

Mail to:
The Advocacy Alliance
Vice-President/Chief Human Resources Officer
846 Jefferson Avenue
P. O. Box 1368
Scranton, PA 18501
Email: info@theadvocacyalliance.org
Fax: 570-207-9194


FULL-TIME WELLNESS NURSE

We are seeking a full-time registered nurse to serve Monroe and surrounding counties. This position will be a part of a collaborative team to improve the health and well-being of individuals who have extensive physical and behavioral health conditions

Job Description:

  • Identify and provide, in collaboration with case managers, individuals with frequent usage of physical and/or behavioral health services and offer them assistance in developing an individualized wellness plan;
  • Design and conduct periodic “health surveys” for individuals with co-morbid conditions;
  • Provide case-specific training and consultation to behavioral health staff who are working directly with individuals with co-morbid conditions;
  • Develop and implement programs around compliance to medical appointments and medication;
  • When necessary, accompany individuals to medical appointments;
  • Advocate for the health of the individual by: referring, helping access, and coordination of quality physical/behavioral health services; coaching individuals to advocate for themselves in meeting with health care providers; develop wellness materials for individuals on identifying and managing chronic health conditions;
  • Convene team meetings for individuals with complex physical/behavioral health issues;
  • Develop preventative wellness plans to preclude the development of chronic health conditions;
  • Assists in educating provider network about the needs of individuals with serious mental illness; and
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and reports in order to meet the administrative requirements of the program.

Education/Professional Experience:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Interest and/or experience in Behavioral Health
  • Excellent computer and communication skills

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please reply in confidence to:

Mail to:
The Advocacy Alliance
VP/Chief Human Resources Officer
846 Jefferson Avenue
P. O. Box 1368
Scranton, PA 18501
Email: info@theadvocacyalliance.org
Fax: 570-207-9194

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Governor-elect Wolf Chooses New Appointees

Governor-elect Wolf has chosen the following talented individuals to be on his team.

Ted Dallas – secretary, Department of Human Services. Under Secretary Ted Dallas’ leadership, the Maryland Department of Human Resources reduced poverty and set state records for job placement. The department was also recognized by the federal government as one of the most efficient and highest performing states at administering food assistance, which resulted in extra funds coming to the state. Secretary Dallas was recently chosen to receive a national award from Casey Family Programs for his contributions to the child welfare field and his efforts to improve the lives of children and families.

Dr. Karen Murphy – secretary, Department of Health. Dr. Karen Murphy started her career as a nurse and worked her way up to become the chief executive officer at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. Dr. Murphy has extensive knowledge of the health care industry and is a proven executive who has demonstrated her ability to lead complex organizations and initiatives in both the public and private sectors. For the past two years, Dr. Murphy has led the State Innovation Models Initiative, a $900 million investment by the federal government aimed at accelerating health care innovation and transformation across the nation.

Gary Tennis – secretary, Department of Drugs and Alcohol. Secretary Gary Tennis is a nationally recognized expert in drugs and alcohol. Tennis is currently the chairman of the National Alliance on Model State Drug Laws and he serves on the Board of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors. In June last year, Tennis received the Exceptional Leadership and Support of Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment award from the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors.

Dr. Rachel Levine – Physician General. Dr. Levine is an expert in pediatrics and psychiatry. While at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Levine led the initiation of a Division of Adolescent Medicine for the care of complex teens with medical and psychological problems. She also started the Penn State Hershey Eating Disorders Program, which offers multidisciplinary treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In her role as physician general, Dr. Levine will advise the governor and secretary of the Department of Health on medical and public health-related issues.

Grayling Williams – Inspector General. Grayling Williams has served over 30 years in federal law enforcement. Following his time as director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement, Williams was the chief of internal affairs at the Baltimore City Police Department. Currently, Williams leads the Office of Professional Responsibility at the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General (OAG). At OAG, Williams created and developed an office inspection program to audit regional offices, and he implemented a new computerized system for all misconduct investigative files.

Teresa Osborne – secretary, Department of Aging. Teresa Osborne was a catalyst in the effort to enact “Peggy’s Law,” which was designed to enhance Pennsylvania’s response to elder abuse and exploitation. She also helped form a four-county, non-profit Northeast Behavioral Health Care Consortium (NBHCC), which implemented Pennsylvania’s mandatory managed care program serving over 90,000 members who receive Medical Assistance. Osborne also served on the Mayor’s Task Force on Law Enforcement & Mental Health in the City of Scranton.

We are seeking a Full-Time Wellness Nurse

We are seeking a full-time registered nurse to serve Monroe and surrounding counties. This position will be a part of a collaborative team to improve the health and well-being of individuals who have extensive physical and behavioral health conditions.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and provide, in collaboration with case managers, individuals with frequent usage of physical and/or behavioral health services and offer them assistance in developing an individualized wellness plan.
  • Design and conduct periodic “health surveys” for individuals with co-morbid conditions.
  • Provide case-specific training and consultation to behavioral health staff who are working directly with individuals with co-morbid conditions.
  • Develop and implement programs around compliance to medical appointments and medication.
  • When necessary, accompany individuals to medical appointments.
  • Advocate for the health of the individual by: referring, helping access, and coordination of quality physical/behavioral health services; coaching individuals to advocate for themselves in meeting with health care providers; develop wellness materials for individuals on identifying and managing chronic health conditions.
  • Convene team meetings for individuals with complex physical/behavioral health issues.
  • Develop preventative wellness plans to preclude the development of chronic health conditions.
  • Assist in educating provider networks about the needs of individuals with serious mental illness.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and reports in order to meet the administrative requirements of the program.

Education/Professional Experience:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Interest and/or experience in Behavioral Health
  • Excellent computer and communication skills

Mail to:
The Advocacy Alliance
VP/Chief Human Resources Officer
846 Jefferson Avenue
P.O. Box 1368
Scranton, PA  18501

Email to:   info@theadvocacyalliance.org

Fax to:  (570) 207-9194

 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

A Quick Guide to the Marketplace: Dates & Deadlines

Here are the most important dates for 2015 coverage:

December 31, 2014: Date when all 2014 Marketplace coverage ended, no matter when you enrolled

January 1, 2015: The date 2015 coverage can start if you enrolled by December 15, 2014, or if you accepted automatic enrollment in your 2014 plan or a similar plan

February 15, 2015: The last day to enroll in 2015 coverage. If you miss this deadline, you can’t sign up for a health plan inside or outside the Marketplace for the rest of 2015. The only exception is if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Medicaid, CHIP, and SHOP – apply any time

You can contact the Advocacy Alliance’s Certified Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator by calling Toll Free 1-855-274-5626