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State Aid- Adult Care Manager

State Aid- Adult Care Manager

Salary: $45,000 to $50,000 per year

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, some flexibility for eve/weekend

Location: Riverhead, NY - travel primarily throughout Eastern Suffolk County.

Availability: Immediate

Position Description:

Mission Statement: To empower and inspire people of all communities to identify, pursue and sustain healthy, meaningful lives.


MHAW strives to develop an authentic, diverse workforce that embraces, creates, respects and demonstrates diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in the work environment, towards one another and those we serve. We recognize that our agency is strongest when we all embrace the full spectrum of diversity and experience. We actively seek to employ a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve.



Position: State Aid- Adult Care Manager

Salary: $45,000 to $50,000- Based on experience and credentials, competitive salary and benefits package.

Hours: Full time, Non Exempt – 37.5 hours per week, some flexibility for eve/weekend

Location: Riverhead, NY – travel primarily throughout Eastern Suffolk County.


Position Description: State Aid Care Managers establish supportive, helping relationships with people who do not have Medicaid, or transition in and out of Medicaid eligibility. These individuals have significant mental health needs and may have also experienced trauma and have physical health and/or substance abuse challenges. State Aid Care Managers assist in achieving improved overall health and social functioning. Work is done primarily in the community and position entails travel throughout Suffolk County. Agency vehicles can often be used but a safe, personal auto and a clean NYS Driver’s License are required; mileage reimbursement provided. Care Managers work in teams and receive weekly supervision, extensive training opportunities and as much support as needed. Great working environment; laptops and cell phones provided.

Key activities include:

  • Coordinating and monitoring behavioral, physical health and social services for those with serious and persistent mental illness, work is based on consumer-driven needs assessment and service plan.
  • Building and monitoring linkages with natural supports and formal community resources including hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation, self-help, and social service providers.
  • Providing supportive, recovery and wellness-directed coaching and counseling in-person and via telephone communication to a caseload of approximately 30 clients.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in a human service/health discipline and two years experience is preferred. Candidates with Master’s degrees are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication including the ability to establish empathic, empowering relationships with people who have experienced psychiatric, substance abuse challenges, trauma as well as chronic physical health conditions;
  • Strong communication skills and collaboration with professionals involved in the consumer’s care;
  • Understanding of the key elements of recovery and wellness, including the role of family and self-help;
  • Sound organizational skills including computer skills (agency uses electronic health records, multiple IT platforms).
  • Basic knowledge of the public health/mental health system, public entitlement and social service programs;
  • Candidate must be a reliable self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.



Send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position to:

Kathy Elfers

Human Resources Director


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