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Care Coordinator

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/7/2021 4:35 PM)
Job ID
2021-5548
# of Openings
1
Category
Social Services/Direct Client Services
Min
USD $23.31/Hr.

Overview

Care Coordinator - Seattle

African American Elders Program

Regular Full Time

$23.31 - $29.14 per Hour DOE

 


The African American Elders Program provides a variety of services for elders, African Americans and other groups throughout the County of King. Services are provided for frail African Americans needing service coordination in the following programs, Geriatric Case Management, Options Counseling, Family Caregiver Support Program and PEARLS Counseling.

 

Services are provided in the home for frail elders, and various locations for other services. PEARLS clients are served at places of choice for depression therapy using T-Care, a specialized assessment tool to determine levels of depression.

 

Care Coordinators of the AAEP work with several partner agencies to provide specialized geriatric and depression therapy techniques for African Americans, and other ethnic groups throughout the county.

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:


A. Conduct in home screenings and interventions for eligible veterans, and or spouses. Interventions include in home sessions to help participants recognize symptoms of depression and its relation to unresolved issues, develop goals and plan a course of action.
B. Provide comprehensive functional assessments and reassessments, and care plans. Confirm diagnosis, skin conditions, medications, treatments, psych/social information with health care providers and other collateral contacts.

C. Participate in bi-monthly psychiatric consultation provided by program funder, including consultation with program supervisor.
D. Connect caregivers and clients to services available to meet their needs, to avoid premature institutionalization.
E. Advocate with governmental agencies fraternal or church groups to help clients receive appropriate benefits and services.
F. Document in clients files all client contacts including caregivers or others involved in client care.
G. Assist with the development of marketing plans to reach potential clients, and to strengthen outreach strategies, responding to referring providers and providing information about program requirements.
H. Organize workload to meet program intervention milestones within program timelines.
I. Provide culturally relevant services, and information to agencies and clients.
J. Work collaboratively with University of Washington School of Public Health, Health Promotion and Research Center, in data collection and to provide relevant input on new research projects relative to clients of color.
K. Assist in placement of clients that need a higher level of care, i.e. nursing home, assisted living and other supportive settings.

 

JOB CONDITIONS:


Working conditions include working in an office setting using the phone and computer and documenting information in client files. Conditions would also include driving to clients homes to do assessments. Regular work hours could include working from 8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday or if part time it could be a variation of those hours.

 

PHYSICAL & MENTAL ACUITY DEMANDS:
The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. (To Comply with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, it is necessary to specify the physical, mental and environmental conditions of the Essential Duties of the job. 

 

1. Able to hear telephone rings, phone conversation, emergency alarms and client
conversations. 
2. Ability to see to assess for safety in homes and about the community. 
3. Able to speak clearly in person and on the telephone. 
4. Able to hand write legibly. 
5. Able to read normal size print and handwritten information. 
6. Able to sit for sustained periods of time. 
7. Mobility of hands/arms to enable use of computer and other office equipment. 
8. Able to make independent decisions and apply sound judgment in performing job duties. 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

a. Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Psychology, Counseling, Nursing, Sociology, Public Health or related/transferable fields.
b. Three years full time, paid experience providing direct social or mental health services in any human services field including services involving interviewing, counseling or crisis intervention.
c. Experience conducting comprehensive medical/psychosocial assessments while administering and monitoring service delivery.
d. Required to complete Family Care Giver support training.
e. Experience working with elders experiencing chronic or minor depression.
f. Experience developing and implementing individualized service plans with ability to maintain confidential records.
g. Demonstrated proficiency and use of electronic mail and industry standard computer software including Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.)
h. Ability to work effectively within diverse work groups and populations with proven ability to collaborate with community based and government agencies.
i. Comfortable working in a fast-moving collaborative team-oriented environment.
j. Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services and knowledge of and commitment to working within the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church.
k. Support and contribute to a creative, Collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
l. Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
m. Washington State Driver’s License and automobile insurance.

PREFERRED QULIFICATIONS

{Qualifications which are desired in applicant; however, applicants without these qualification will not necessarily be excluded from consideration if they possess minimum qualifications.}

 

a. Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Nursing, Sociology, Public Health or related/transferable fields.
b. Experience working in major social service, health and/or government agencies
c. Experience working with African American elders who have unstable health conditions and risk factors including multiple physical care needs.

 

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors

 

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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