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The Human Services Division of Aging and Long Term Care exists to serve the needs of older or disabled adults, their families, and caregivers residing in Kitsap County.
We haveexciting opportunities for aCase Management Specialist to join our team, for either Medicaid Long Term Care Program, or the Family Caregiver Support Program.
The incumbent is responsible for coordination of care and case management to support functionally impaired eligible adults to obtain and effectively use support services.
Duties include use of health assessment tools,conducting comprehensiveassessments, developing service plans, and coordinating plan implementation with clients, family members, and caregivers.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the local aging, medical, and social servicesnetwork services as well as issues related to aging and disability.
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.
Medicaid Long Term Care Program Case Management: Washington is a national leader in offering home and community-based long term services and supports for people with significantdisabilities under the Medicaid program.
Services are provided through Community First Choice Options (CFCO), Medicaid Personal Care (MPC), and Community Options Program Entry System(COPES). Services are designed to prevent individuals from needing a higher level of care in an institutional setting, such as a nursing home.
After assessment they receive an individual service plan that authorizes assistance with personal care tasks such as bathing, personal hygiene, ambulation and meal preparation.
In addition, the case manager can authorize other supportiveservices such as home delivered meals, adult day health, personal emergency response systems, medication management devices, environmental modifications such as wheelchair ramps orstair-lifts, durable medical equipment and supplies not otherwise covered.
Caregiver Support Program Case Management: Estimates suggest that nearly one-quarter of all people aged 65 and older in the United States have a disability that results in their needing somekind of long-term care.
Currently, it is estimated that family or unpaid caregivers provide 80% of this care.
These caregivers spend an average of 34 hours per week on caregiving.
Almost half report caring for a spouse; the others assist siblings and other relatives, friends or neighbors, most who are also 75 or older.
This program is designed to support the caregiver.
One of the goalsin working with families is to offer a diverse and responsive set of supports that mirrors the diversity and complexity of their unique caregiver situation.
Locally, the number of families coming tothe family caregiver program with higher level needs and higher complexity of caregiving and life situations is rising.
The case manager supports caregivers at all junctures of the caregiverjourney- utilizing local resources, education and program services.
Please Note: Funding for the Family Caregiver Support position is pending Board approval.
At this time, Kitsap County is creating an eligibility list for hiring for this position.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Required Education and Experience Bachelor's degree in behavior or health sciences ANDtwo 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.
A Master's degree in behavioral or health sciences with one year of social service experience is preferred.
Driving Requirements 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.
Criminal Conviction Standards : 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: f Work for this position is performed in the office, in community agencies, and in client's homes.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF DUTIES 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.
Provide information, make referrals, and coordinate with professional inter-disciplinary teams to ensure appropriate care and support strategies are implemented.
Maintain record keepingin multiple electronic platforms, per contract requirements.
Provide ongoing reviews of service plans to ensure client needs continue to be met.
Revise service plans as needed.
Provide supportive counseling to clients and assist clients with coordinating mental health or other counseling services as needed.
Assess and evaluate crisis referrals.
Develop and maintain complete, comprehensive client files.
Perform discharge/service termination planning if client is no longer eligible for services.
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.
OTHER POSITION RELATED INFORMATION 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.
Work hours for this position are typically
Friday, 8 a.m.
Closing Date/Time: 9/3/2018 11:59 PM Pacific