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Treatment Specialist

PromiseShip Omaha, NE

Job Description

Are you looking for a great place to work with a flexible schedule, excellent benefits, competitive pay and a chance to make a difference? PromiseShip is a fast-paced organization that embraces change and has a huge sense of purpose. We are looking for individuals who are motivated, compassionate and enthusiastic about helping children and families.

PromiseShip works to make children and families safe and healthy while creating a thriving environment. We have an awesome benefits package, promote community involvement, wellness, cultural growth, training, opportunities to learn and grow, and above all – have some fun while we do it. The work we do is challenging and rewarding. We offer:

  • An engaging culture
  • On site Company Kitchen and free coffee
  • Wellness program
  • Comfortable office setting next to a park and walking trail
  • Employee recognitions
  • Quarterly off-site All Staff gatherings
  • Family Picnics, soup cook-offs, football party days
  • Routinely On-site: Massage Therapists, Food Trucks
  • Monthly On-site: Midland Pet Therapy Day
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Team atmosphere
  • Did I mention a great, comprehensive benefit package and competitive pay?

If you are forward thinking, creative with a strong sense of purpose, PromiseShip is the place for you.


Treatment Specialist

The Treatment Specialist will assess and ensure children are placed in congregate care receive timely discharge planning.  This role will effectively reduce the number of children inappropriately placed and funded by PromiseShip in treatment levels of care and ensure treatment needs for families and children are met with services most likely to be accessed and continued once the family has left case management if needed within the community or via Medicaid funding and affordable sliding fee scales. Demonstrate the ability to function as a leader in placement needs and challenges. 


  • Track and maintain spreadsheet and data related to length of stay, placement, level of care, average age, gender, and discharge plan for child in order to report information to administration as needed for all youth in Medicaid and PromiseShip funded treatment levels of care.
  • Review all referrals submitted by the Utilization Management Specialist for children and families to receive treatment services to ensure appropriate need, fulfillment of court orders, and chain of funding sources is followed.
  • Schedule and coordinate staffing’s to ensure timely discharge and appropriate placement of children placed in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities or Therapeutic Group Homes back into the community prior to Medicaid funding ending.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled provider conference calls regarding children placed in residential treatment settings.
  • Collaborate with assigned Family Permanency Specialist to develop and recommend discharge plans for children residing in shelter placements.
  • Refer and search for placement for difficult to place children.
  • Utilizes billing management system to ensure authorizations, re-authorizations, and bed holds are entered accurately for providers to bill.
  • Maintain documentation in NFOCUS of all staffing’s, communication and efforts made regarding shelter and alternative placement for youth.
  • Act as a resource to other PromiseShip staff. 
  • Attends internal and external meetings and participates on committees as requested by supervisor.
  • Provides training to PromiseShip Staff when necessary related to treatment services and placements.
  • Recommend community resources to families as needed.
  • Attend Treatment Team Meetings, Family Team Meetings, and court as necessary.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Medicaid and Magellan policies and procedures related to placement services.
  • Maintain working knowledge of, and compliance with, all contractual requirements.
  • Maintain working knowledge of and compliance with all PromiseShip policies and procedures.
  • Track Medicaid denials to ensure alternative funding to PromiseShip is being sought regularly.
  • Review all requests for letters of agreement for approval prior to sending to supervisor.



  • Bachelor’s degree in social work preferred; bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, drug and alcohol, education, counseling, psychology, or criminal justice and a minimum of 2 years of experience in case management required.
  • Knowledge of best practices regarding placement services, discharge planning, and treatment-level placement services.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of direct case management including assessment, analyzing critical information, plan development and implementation.
  • Knowledge of the techniques for interviewing for collecting child/family information and assessing child/family needs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with formal and informal services within Douglas and Sarpy counties.
  • Must demonstrate capacity to provide discharge planning activities, be knowledgeable of, and comply with, statutes and policies which affect target population.
  • Ability to work effectively with community service providers, law enforcement, the court and legal systems.
  • Ability to apply the principles and practices of direct case management in setting up individual discharge plans.
  • Must successfully complete NDHHS approved case management training and complete periodic retraining as required. Maintain ongoing training hours per licensure requirements.
  • Must possess valid driver's license with a good driving record, plus ability to provide own transportation to complete travel requirements of job.
  • Must be knowledgeable of, and comply with, statutes and policies which affect target population.
  • Must be knowledgeable of community resources and service providers available in the geographical area.
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Details

Date Posted July 6, 2018
Date Closes August 5, 2018
Address Omaha, NE
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Zipcode 68164

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • And More ...