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20-177 MH Representative Payee/Office Assistant

Mental Health Association in Butler County, Inc. | Butler, PA | Full Time

Job Description

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN BUTLER COUNTY, INC.

                                                                                                       

JOB VACANCY NOTICE

 

Become a leader…Become an innovator…Make a difference in your community and join the premier nonprofit human services company in the region.  Come join our team and build a career with SPHS!

 

POSITION:                             MH Representative (Rep) Payee-/Office Assistant (Full-Time)

                                             

PAY GRADE:                          8

 

WAGE:                                   $23,108 (plus an excellent benefits package) 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:   

 

  • The MH Rep Payee/Office Assistant is responsible for the development and implementation of an effective means of assisting individuals who have difficulty managing their funds. Complete general and specialized office duties as assigned.
  • Primarily responsible for carrying out day-to-day activities of the program and ensuring the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing and medical care of the beneficiary are met.
  • Facilitates meetings with the consumer and works to establish a budgetary and accounting system suitable to consumer needs, developing and maintaining an awareness of the beneficiary’s day-to-day needs.
  • Works to involve the beneficiary’s mental health provider staff, family member(s) or other involved agency staff to ensure the needs of the consumer are being met.
  • Maintains separate, accurate and detailed records, files and notes on all assigned beneficiaries.
  • Encourages the beneficiary to participate in their therapy and rehabilitation as well as working toward more independent living.
  • Receives and reviews monthly bank statements as they arrive.
  • Prepares reports for the Social Security Office, the County MH Office and other agencies, as directed.
  • Can carry a caseload of Payee consumers, as determined by the agency.
  • Attends all staff meetings.
  • Answers phone, sort mail and other general and specified office duties as signed.
  • Serves as back up for primary staff managing donations received by the agency.
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, and agency policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate Degree in Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent combination of experience and education as determined by the Agency.
  • Familiarity with multiple computer applications.
  • Experience and/or education in the field of Human Services highly desirable.
  • Willingness to work with consumers, as well as internal and external provider staff in a positive manner.
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History from the PA State Police and FBI Fingerprint Clearances.
  • Must not be excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal health care programs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with consumers, as well as staff from the County MH Office and other MH providers.  
  • Ability to transport oneself, as program needs dictate.
  • Ability to work independently following established policies and procedures, including emergency situations;
  • Ability to communicate with effectiveness in a timely manner.
  • Empathetic attitude and ability to deal effectively with the stress of the position
  • Ability to receive performance feedback and instructions calmly, without reacting negatively or emotionally.

 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://www.sphs.org/employment.html FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR STOP INTO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA.    POSTING#20-177.

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