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Eligibility and Options Specialist - Aging

Date: Jul 29, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Aging 

Pay:  $15.40 per hour 

Work Schedule: M - F, 8:00am - 5:00pm 

 

Conduct assessments for individuals considering nursing home placement (CARE), and functional assessments for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Frail Elderly (FE), Physically Disabled (PD), and Brain Injury (BI) Waiver programs.

 

Complete assessments for individuals to determine program eligibility.

  • Travel daily to consumers in tri-county area (Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick Counties)
  • Interview Consumers
  • Submit accurate and complete documentation

 

Provide Options Counseling to consumers.

  • Identify individual needs
  • Effectively and factually communicate and explain to individuals their resource and/or long term care options
  • Provide accurate and unbiased information or referrals as needed including pertinent materials
  • Complete assignments and documentation within required deadline.
  • Demonstrate strong interviewing skills and knowledge of assessment procedures.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, Counseling. Minimum of one year experience in the field of human services such as: aging, mental health, PD, BI, or closely related field. Valid State of Kansas driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, or Counseling. Two years of experience in the field of aging for an Area Agency on Aging. Ideal candidate will have assessment experience with consumers over 60 years, or individuals with a physical disability (PD), brain injury (BI), or mental health diagnosis. Licensed Social Worker or Nurse. Bilingual skills a plus.

 

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.


Nearest Major Market: Wichita

Job Segment: Bilingual