Long Term Care Functional Screener
La Crosse, WI 
Posted 1 month 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.


Choose a passion, not a job. Join Connections, an IRIS Consultant Agency by Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI, and use your skills and education to help us change the lives of those we serve.

Our Long-term Care Functional Screeners will provide excellent support in administering the Long-Term Care Functional Screen application which is used to collect information about an individual's functional status, health, and need for assistance for various programs that serve the frail elderly and people with intellectual/developmental or physical disabilities. The screen is used to determine functional eligibility for the adult long-term care waiver.

Generally, the position is Monday through Friday, first shift. The position works from home unless administering screens in the community.

Under direction of Program Manager, the long-term care functional screener 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 (IRIS Consultant Agency) Team, partner with individuals receiving long-term care supports and services to understand and develop what is possible and desirable in their lives.

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.

  • May or may not be an IRIS consultant.
  • Establish and maintains effective working relationships with clients, families, caregivers, service providers, volunteers, community agencies and the public.
  • Promotes positive communication and support within the screen team and provides consultation with Connections IRIS consultants regarding LTCFS procedures and budgets.
  • 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 Self Directed Personal Care (SDPC) and Medical Assistance Personal Care (MAPC) agencies.
  • Record keeping including regional LTCFS spreadsheets, referral tracking sheets, verification of vital information and screen data.
  • Participate in team case assignment and team screen reviews.
  • Development of meeting agendas, facilitate monthly LTCFS meetings, take minutes on a rotating basis.
  • Participate in training and mentoring of new screeners
  • May perform professional work involving the coordination of Long Term Care Functional Screen (LTCFS) team liaison responsibilities with the Department of Health Services (DHS), IRIS consultants and other related agencies in order to establish and maintain high quality screening services.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Service Awards and Recognition
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • 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 completing LTCFS with seniors and/or people living with disabilities preferred.
  • 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/Functional Screen 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. 


  • Must have a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.
  • 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.

LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


Bachelor Degree of Hum. Serv. or Related Field (required)

Licenses & Certifications
Driver's License (required)
LT Care Func. Screener (required)

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.


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