Your browser cookies must be enabled in order to apply for this job. Please contact support@jobscore.com if you need further instruction on how to do that.

21-161 Person Centered Counselor and Assistance

SWPA Area Agency on Aging, Inc. | Charleroi, 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:                          Person Centered Counseling/Information and Assistance Caseworker

 

PAY GRADE:                       12

 

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

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:       

  • Implements, maintains and updates the agency’s information and referral system while providing Person Centered Counseling to consumers with multiple Long-Term Service and Support needs.
  • Provides technical assistance to consumers and families ensuring quality service, social and emotional support.
  • Conducts coordination with social service agencies and community resources to ensure the appropriate delivery of services to consumers.
  • Conducts follow up to ensure the consumer is following their action plan while encouraging self-direction and self-determination.
  • Make home visits to consumers assisting them with applications while working as a liaison among health and human service professionals.
  • Performs a variety of office tasks and functions required by the agency for successful operations and expeditious delivery of quality services.
  • Completes registration in SAMS for all new consumers requesting assistance from the AAA.
  • Assists consumers with necessary correspondence and contacts to ensure protection of their rights and benefits.
  • Prepares and submits all required reports, program forms, documentation and correspondence in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Receives referrals from various sources, i.e., nursing facilities, personal care homes, physician’s offices, hospitals, etc. for consumers who need AAA services and programs other than those provided by the AAA.
  • 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, Psychology, Gerontology or a related field from an accredited college; an equivalent combination of skills, experience and education may be considered, at the discretion of the Agency.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff, providers and other social service agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain vital information during an interview to make proper service recommendations;
  • Must have basic computer literacy and keyboarding skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial entitlement programs, existing health programs and available social services, area-wide.
  • Must not be excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal health care programs.
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History from the PA State Police, Child Abuse Clearance from the PA Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearance.
  • Ability to transport oneself, as necessary, in the performance of essential functions.
  • 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#21-161.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER