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Community Transition Coordinator / Care Coordinator

Magellan Health

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted March 28, 2021.

Candidates with a Bachelors degree in Social Work, Counseling, or other Behavioral Health related concentration are strongly preferred

Coordinates care of individual clients with application to identified populations using assessment, care planning, implementations, coordination, monitoring and evaluation for cost effective and quality outcomes. Duties are typically performed during face-to-face home visits. Promotes the appropriate use of clinical and financial resources in order to improve the quality of care and member satisfaction. Assists with orientation and mentoring of new team members as appropriate.

  • Provides care coordination to members with behavioral health conditions identified and assessed as requiring intensive interventions and oversight including multiple, clinical, social and community resources.
  • Conducts in depth health risk assessment and/or comprehensive needs assessment which includes, but is not limited to psycho-social, physical, medical, behavioral, environmental, and financial parameters.
  • Communicates and develops the care plan and serves as point of contact to ensure services are rendered appropriately, (i.e. during transition to home care, back up plans, community based services).
  • Implements, coordinates, and monitors strategies for members and families to improve health and quality of life outcomes.
  • Develops, documents and implements plan which provides appropriate resources to address social, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and supportive needs.
  • Acts as an advocate for member`s care needs by identifying and addressing gaps in care.
  • Performs ongoing monitoring of the plan of care to evaluate effectiveness. 
  • Measures the effectiveness of interventions as identified in the members care plan.
  • Assesses and reviews plan of care regularly to identify gaps in care, trends to improve health and quality of life outcomes. 
  • Collects clinical path variance data that indicates potential areas for improvement of case and services provided. 
  • Works with members and the interdisciplinary care plan team to adjust plan of care, when necessary.
  • Educates providers, supporting staff, members and families regarding care coordination role and health strategies with a focus on member-focused approach to care.
  • Facilitates a team approach to the coordination and cost effective delivery to quality care and services. 
  • Facilitates a team approach, including the Interdisciplinary Care Plan team, to ensure appropriate interventions, cost effective delivery of quality care and services across the continuum.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary care plan team which may include member, caregivers, member`s legal representative, physician, care providers, and ancillary support services to address care issues, specific member needs and disease processes whether, medical, behavioral, social, community based or long term care services. Utilizes licensed care coordination staff as appropriate for complex cases.
  • Provides assistance to members with questions and concerns regarding care, providers or delivery system.
  • Maintains professional relationship with external stakeholders, such as inpatient, outpatient and community resources.
  • Generates reports in accordance with care coordination goal.

Other Job Requirements


  • 3-5 years experience in Social Work, Nursing, or Healthcare-related field, or relevant experience in lieu of degree.
  • Experience in utilization management, quality assurance, home or facility care, community health, long term care or occupational health required.
  • Experience in analyzing trends based on decision support systems.
  • Business management skills to include, but not limited to, cost/benefit analysis, negotiation, and cost containment.
  • Knowledge of referral coordination to community and private/public resources.
  • Requires detailed knowledge of cost-effective coordination of care in terms of what and how work is to be done as well as why it is done, this level include interpretation of data.
  • Ability to make decisions that require significant analysis and investigation with solutions requiring significant original thinking.
  • Ability to determine appropriate courses of action in more complex situations that may not be addressed by existing policies or protocols.
  • Decisions include such matters as changing in staffing levels, order in which work is done, and application of established procedures.
  • Ability to maintain complete and accurate enrollee records.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work well with clinicians, hospital officials and service agency contacts.
  • Prefer Associates or Bachelors degree in Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, related Behavioral Health. If nursing, may have a Bachelors.
  • Knowledge of various public and private services available for individuals with mental illness.
  • Knowledge of hospital procedures governing the discharge of individuals with mental illness.

General Job Information


Community Transition Coordinator / Care Coordinator



Work Experience

Clinical, Quality


GED (Required), High School (Required)

License and Certifications – Required

DL – Driver License, Valid In State – Other

License and Certifications – Preferred

CCM – Certified Case Manager – Care Mgmt, LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Care Mgmt, RN – Registered Nurse, State and/or Compact State Licensure – Care Mgmt

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.