CASE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST – AGING AND LONG TERM CARE
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, 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. You should share our philosophy of coordinating care in a client-centered manner, and have the ability to manage complex interventions across diverse professional disciplines and service systems. You must have professional case management ethics and the ability to establish and maintain a professional demeanor and effective working relationships.
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For more information on our program, visit us at: Aging and Long-Term Care (kitsapgov.com)
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Required 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.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Master's degree in behavioral or health sciences with one year of social service experience is preferred.
- 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: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FSA/bccu/documents/Secretary%27sCrimesListforALLPrograms.pd f
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
(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.)
- 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).
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
- Use state-based computerized assessment tools (CARE, TCARE, GetCare) to determine client's eligibility for programs.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
These positions are open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
First screening of the applicants will take place the week of September 25, 2023.
At Kitsap County, we strive to take care of our team! Our employees are the greatest asset of Kitsap County, and we take pride in offering a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees.
County Paid Benefits Include:
Medical - Kaiser Permanente (HMO) or Aetna (PPO)
Dental -Delta Dental or Willamette
Vision - VSP
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Life Insurance - Basic, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Voluntary Term Life Insurance (VTL)
Disability - Short-term disability & Long-term disability
Voya Voluntary Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Assistance Program
Wellness program https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Wellness.aspx
Benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begin on the day of hire. More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Benefits.aspx or the Kitsap County Digital Benefits Guide .
*Voluntary benefit options also available at the employee's expense
Employees are covered under the PERS retirement plan provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and Social Security.
Deferred Compensation (IRS Plan 457b): tax-deferred savings program
11 paid holidays and 2 additional floating holiday per year
New employees are credited with 48 hours of annual leave upon hire and will be begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 360 hours from one calendar year to the next. Annual leave accrual will increase upon tenure, as follows:
Upon completion of 3 years: 15 days per year (10.00 hours per month)
Upon completion of 5 years: 20 days per year (13.33 hours per month)
Upon completion of 10 years: 25 days per year (16.67 hours per month)
All new hires will be credited with 48 hours of sick leave upon hire and will begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 1200 hours from one calendar year to the next.
***Part-time employees benefit contributions and leave accruals will beprorated***
Current County Employees
If you are transferring or promoting into this position you are responsible for reviewing these benefit changes; prior to accepting a position. In addition, it is your responsibility to notify the Auditor's Payroll Division of a change in union status.
NOTE: This is a general overview of the benefits offered through employment with Kitsap County, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts or is incorrect with the provisions of the Personnel Manual, applicable laws, policies, rules or official plan documents they will prevail. The Personnel Manual is available at: https://www.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Personnel-Manual-2019.aspx
Closing Date/Time: Continuous