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The Human Services Division of Aging and Long Term Care exists to serve the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities, their families, and caregivers residing in Kitsap County.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Case Management Specialist to join our team in support of the Medicaid Alternative Care and Tailored Supports for Older Adults (MAC/TSOA) program, which includes specialized case management work supporting functionally impaired adults and their caregivers. Duties can include use of health assessment tools, conducting comprehensive screenings and assessments to determine program and service eligibility, developing care plans, referrals to relevant programs, authorizing and coordinating services, tracking client monthly service budgets and adjusting authorized services as needed, discharge planning with clients, family members, and caregivers.
Our new team member will have knowledge of the local aging, medical, and social services network services as well as issues related to aging, disability, and caregivers. Successful applicants will have a philosophy of coordinating care in a client-centered manner, and have the ability to manage complex interventions across diverse professional disciplines and service systems. Must have professional case management ethics and the ability to establish and maintain a professional demeanor and effective working relationships. Must also have the knowledge and ability to compile, prepare, and tabulate statistical data and reports, engage difficult to serve individuals, care coordination, and be able to work independently in the office and the field.QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Required Education and Experience
Preferred Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in behavior or health sciences AND two years of paid, on-the-job social service experience OR
- A general Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or equivalent AND four years of paid, on-the-job social service experience.
- Master's degree in behavioral or health sciences with one year of social service experience is preferred.
Criminal Conviction Standards :
- The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and comply with the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy.The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle UsePolicy. This position is categorized as:
- Category 2: Driver operates a personal vehicle as an essential function for official County business.
- Any employee using a personal vehicle on official County business shall be required to maintain auto liability insurance, in addition to having a valid driver's license.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
- The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check.
- Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FSA/bccu/documents/Secretary%27sCrimesListforALLPrograms.pd f
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
- The duties in this position are performed in an office setting, in community agencies, and in clients' homes.
- Incumbents may be exposed to unsanitary conditions in clients' homes.
- Incumbents may be exposed to animals in clients' homes (i.e. dogs or cats).
OTHER POSITION RELATED INFORMATION
- Use state-based computerized assessment tools (CARE, TCARE, GetCare) to determine client's eligibility for Medicaid Alternative Care and Tailored Supports for Older Adults (MAC/TSOA) Program.
- Conduct home visits and provide ongoing contact with clients and review of their needs to determine need for service plan revision.
- Monitor for return of signed documents and applications, within required timeline, for clients to continue receiving services under the program.
- Perform discharge/service termination planning when/if it is determined that client is no longer eligible for services.
- Maintain a professional level of knowledge regarding local, state, and federal regulations, laws, and ordinances pertaining to programs and services for functionally impaired adults and their caregivers.
- Provide information, community presentations and make referrals to professional inter-disciplinary teams to ensure that appropriate care is provided.
- Crisis Intervention - Provide supportive counseling to vulnerable adults and their caregivers who are functionally, mentally, and/or physically unable to care for themselves.
- Develop and maintain complete client files documenting all activities performed and services authorized in coordination with the client, family members/significant others, and other agencies.
- Conduct interviews and perform comprehensive assessments to determine appropriate support and care levels; determine what formal and informal support resources are available, as well as eligibility for other services.
- Develop and maintain complete, comprehensive client files.
- Represent the division in a professional manner, providing outreach and marketing services to the public as needed.
- Remain current on local service providers; conduct research regarding new resources and services.
- Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
- This position is classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- This position is non-represented and covered under the Kitsap County Personnel Manual. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
- Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
- This recruitment is being used to fill an existing open position, and may be used to fill future openings across all Aging divisions for up to six (6) months.
- Work hours for this position are typically Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closing Date/Time: 5/10/2021 11:59 PM Pacific