Eligibility and Options Specialist (Service Coordinator II) - #134844
Johnson County Kansas
A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other. Johnson County's Department of Aging and Human Services is recruiting for a full-time Eligibility and Options Specialist. First review of applications for this job will begin on September 25, 2023.
The duties of this position are as follows:
- Conducts assessments of individuals' background and applicable circumstances to identify needs and/or determine service eligibility; interprets and communicates relevant information to individuals, families, and other stakeholders. These assessments could include CARE assessments, functional assessments for Medicaid waiver eligibility, and comprehensive assessments for in home services eligibility
- Develops plans to address the needs of individuals in single or multiple areas of focus; networks with other community agencies to research and coordinate a variety of resources and services to address short term intensive or long-term individual needs; encourages the establishment and maintenance of support systems; consults and collaborates with other providers in the development, implementation and review of plans
- Provides a variety of services to individuals with multi-faceted and/or ongoing needs; ensures services provided are consistent with individual plans; initiates and attends individual and/or group meetings and provides services in a community-based setting
- Completes and submits documentation regarding services provided; evaluates and documents individuals' progress according to measurable goals; reviews quality and effectiveness of services provided
Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field or Registered Nurse licensed to practice in Kansas and one year of related work experience with the focus on aging and/or individuals with a disability; including assessing, intervening, and evaluating clients in complex situations are required. May require KS/MO driver’s license, depending on department or agency.
One year of experience in utilizing social, community and healthy systems relevant to providing services to community dwelling adults, including referral procedures and eligibility criteria is preferred.
Education can substitute for Experience. Experience cannot substitute for Education for this position based on specific state guidelines.