Long Term Care Functional Screener
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West Allis, WI 
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Posted 22 days ago
Job Description
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a private, non-profit, human service agency providing a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Over the years, LSS has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in the two state area serving more than 125,000 clients annually. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals like you to help provide services including outpatient behavioral health management, international, domestic and special needs adoptions, older adult services, support services for children, youth and families, community corrections programs and support services for adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives. Does this describe your personal mission statement? Are you motivated to serve by sharing your talents? If you would like to help us achieve our mission, please apply for the following opportunity.

Description

Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI is currently seeking a Long-term Care Functional Screener to join our IRIS Consulting team. Hours for the position are primarily Monday through Friday first shift, but require some flexibility to support the needs of the individuals supported with a strong commitment to enabling people to be in control of their lives.

Under direction of Program Manager, performs professional work involving the administration of Long Term Care Functional Screens (LTC FS) to participants enrolled in the IRIS (Include, Respect, I- Self Direct) program, in order to establish a level of care and functional eligibility for all publically funded long-term care programs serving adults in Wisconsin. As a member of an ICA (Independent Consulting Agency) Team, partner with individuals receiving long-term care supports and services to understand and develop what is possible and desirable in their lives.

Essential Duties and responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as identified by the ICA Team.

  • Develops trusting relationships with individuals served by the ICA.
  • Administration of LTC FS annually and/or when rescreens are requested
  • Coordination and data collection of LTC FS renewals
  • Provides highly effective support and assistance to enable individuals to understand and meet requirements to obtain and maintain funding for support and services through IRIS
  • Continually seeks to learn and to share better ways to enable those we serve to lead more fulfilling lives.
  • Works as part of an ICA team to participate in hiring, peer mentoring, learning, and mutual support to others within the team.
  • Participates in staff meetings, multidisciplinary team conferences if collaboration is needed regarding eligibility/ineligibility for a rescreen
  • Works to strengthen connections within neighborhoods and communities that may strengthen mutual support and caring among individuals they serve, their neighbors and other citizens.
  • Maintains case records in compliance with agency, state and federal standards
  • Prepares written reports and may testify in court in evidentiary hearings, contested cases and annual court reviews
  • Insures the proper administration of required documentation for federal and state funding sources
  • Establish and maintains effective working relationships through consultation and coordination with other partnering agencies such as SDPC and MAPC agencies.
  • Establish and maintains effective working relationships with clients, families, caregivers, service providers, volunteers, community agencies and the public

PERKS:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Service Awards and Recognition

Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

* A Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, human services, counseling, nursing, special education or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience is required.

* A minimum of one year of experience working with seniors and/or people living with disabilities

* Has and is able to maintain a valid Certification of a Long Term Care Functional Screen.

* Have a strong commitment to enabling people to be in control of their lives.

* Have a strong commitment to support people's opportunities to live meaningful lives as valued citizens, friends, and neighbors.

* Capacity to support individuals served to meet required IRIS policies and procedures in ways that maximize administrative ease.

* Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a creative, flexible, empowered ICA Team.

* Capacity to use and apply smartphone, tablet and related technology.

* Considerable knowledge of human behavior, dynamics of groups, interpersonal relations, negotiation and social interaction.

* Considerable knowledge of social problems and their effects on individuals.

* Ability to organize and plan work effectively.

* Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

The employee of this position must have a valid Driver's License and car - Motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required. Must pass a Caregiver Background Check according to program regulations and LSS best practice.

* Has and is able to maintain a valid Certification of a Long Term Care Functional Screen.

TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 80%. Some overnight travel may be required.

Discover what makes Lutheran Social Services a great place that helps improve the quality of peoples' lives - one grace-filled life at a time.

We want you! Apply today to join our team.

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Education

Required

Bachelor Degree or better in Hum. Serv. or Related Field.

Licenses & Certifications

Required

Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EOE/M/W/VET/DISABILITY

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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