Aging and Disability Specialist

Job Title
Aging and Disability Specialist
Company or Organization
Dodge County Human Services & Health
Location
Henry Dodge Building – 199 Cty Rd DF – Juneau, WI
Website
https://tinyurl.com/jobsindodge
Job Description
POSITION INFORMATION

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Starting Wage Range: (01/01/20) Level I: $21.37/hr. – $23.10/hr.

Level II: $23.58/hr. – $25.49/hr.

Level III: $25.80/hr. – $27.89/hr.

Application Review Date: February 28, 2020, Position Open Until Filled

Requirements: Cover Letter & Resume

OVERALL PURPOSE/SUMMARY

Under the general direction of Human Services Supervisor-ADRC/Aging Services, provides elderly, adults with physical disabilities, mental illness and/or substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities with information and assistance, connections to resources, options counseling, and advocacy. For eligible target groups, determine eligibility for publicly funded long-term care programs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide prompt, accurate and friendly response to requests for information on long term care options, resources (public and private) and services available to target groups and their representatives.
Make timely and appropriate referrals to programs within the ADRC as well as to outside organizations.
Provide counseling on long- term care options, including maximization of private resources.
Provide short-term case management.
Assist consumer in connecting with appropriate resources and services to meet their needs. Follow-up as needed to determine outcomes and to offer additional assistance.
Advocate or assist the consumer in self-advocacy for services.
Administer Department of Health Services (DHS) approved functional screen to determine functional eligibility for long-term support programs.
Assist consumers with Medicaid applications, including gathering needed information and documents.
Provide choice counseling related to managed care.
Connect consumers in crisis to emergency services by providing short term care coordination.
Provide outreach and information services to youth with disabilities/family caregivers as they transition into the adult long-term care system.
Link at-risk individuals with prevention and early intervention services.
Use the ADRC database and reporting system to document calls, create and maintain detailed case records, and produce reports.
Assist with development and upkeep of resource database.
Perform time reporting per Medicaid and DHS guidelines.
Market ADRC services and provide community education.
Attend training and staff meetings as required.
Regular attendance and punctuality required.
Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Working knowledge of physical, psychological and economic needs of target populations.
Working knowledge of community resources and how to access services.
Working knowledge of current social and economic problems and how they affect families/individuals.
Working knowledge of law, regulations, and practices pertaining to federal and state programs.
Working knowledge of economic support and health services and how resources may be made available to people in need.
Ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing), listen, assess and problem solve with clients.
Ability to organize and plan work effectively.
Ability to assist clients in effective personal planning and self advocacy.
Ability to conduct comprehensive assessments for individuals with long-term care needs, including the functional screen.
Ability to work with and communicate effectively with others.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to an insured and reliable vehicle.
Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Policy.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Level I: Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, preferably in a health or human services related field, and at least one (1) year of experience working with the target populations of the ADRC. Equivalent combination of education and experience which provides necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Must obtain DHS certification for administering functional screen within four months of employment and certification by the National Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) as a Certified Information and Referral Specialist (CIRS or CIRS-A) within two (2) years of starting work in this position.

Level II: A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, preferably in a health or human services related field, and at least three (3) years of experience working with the target populations of the ADRC and five (5) CEU’s related to specific job responsibilities. Equivalent combination of education and experience which provides necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Must obtain DHS certification for administering Long Term Care functional screen within four months of employment and certification by the National Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) as a Certified Information and Referral Specialist (CIRS or CIRS-A) within two (2) years of starting work in this position.

Level III: A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, preferably in a health or human services related field, and at least seven (7) years of experience working with the target populations of the ADRC and ten (10) CEU’s related to specific job responsibilities. Equivalent combination of education and experience which provides necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Must obtain DHS certification for administering Long Term Care functional screen within four months of employment and certification by the National Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) as a Certified Information and Referral Specialist (CIRS or CIRS-A) within two (2) years of starting work in this position.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Office and field working environment. Potential of work in adverse interpersonal situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The County of Dodge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

End Date for Job Posting
02/28/2020