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21-028 Assessment Caseworker

SWPA Area Agency on Aging, Inc. | Waynesburg, PA | Full Time

Job Description

SOUTHWESTERN PA AREA AGENCY ON AGING, 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:                           ASSESSMENT CASEWORKER (Full-Time)

OPTIONS Assessment Unit

 

PAY GRADE:                       12

 

WAGE:                               $32,682 (plus an excellent benefits package!)

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                               

  • Performs Functional Eligibility Determinations to determine clinical eligibility for Medical Assistance long term services and supports.
  • Conducts Functional Eligibility Determinations with consumers and families and assists in determining level of care and eligibility, to make timely referrals to appropriate agencies.
  • Participates in case conferences with all levels of program staff and provides testimony at level of care appeal hearings.
  • Prepares and submits all required program forms, documentation and correspondence in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assists consumers with necessary correspondence and contacts to ensure the protection of client's rights and benefits.
  • Completes case assignments in the time frame determined by the Office of Long Term Living.
  • Links consumers to community based services and resources.
  • 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:                  

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social work or related social services field from an accredited college or university, and two years of psychosocial assessment experience.
  • Must be willing to become a certified assessor as required by the Aging Well.
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History Clearance from the PA State Police, Child Abuse Clearance from the PA Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearance.
  • Must not be excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal health care program.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain vital information during a Functional Eligibility Determination.
  • Demonstrates ability to probe and accurately document responses given by the consumer or their representative
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial entitlement programs and available social services preferable.
  • Ability to interpret detailed medical records and documentation obtained from health care providers.
  • Ability to transport oneself, as necessary, in the performance of essential functions.
  • Ability to complete all assigned FEDS within established time frames;
  • Ability to understand and follow supervisory direction and work independently following established policies and procedures, including emergency situations.

 

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#21-028.

 

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