Community Resource Coordinator - Senior Services
Company: La Plata County Senior Services
Posted on: August 7, 2022
CLASS TITLE: COMMUNITY RESOURCE COORDINATOR
DEPARTMENT: SENIOR SERVICES
FLSA STATUS: N
REPORTS TO: SENIOR SERVICES MANAGER
DATE: 03/19, Revised 04/21
The Community Resource Coordinator provides resources and referrals
for individuals age 18 or over with disabilities, or individuals
age 60 years or older that need assistance in accessing public
benefits for which they may be eligible. The Community Resource
Coordinator will assist in the enrollment process for long term
care services, which includes assisting disabled individuals,
seniors, and family caregivers with appropriate services. The
Community Resource Coordinator provides Medicare counseling and
coordinates La Plata County's volunteer Medicare counselors.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions may include any of the following tasks,
knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows
is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide
a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.
Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and
may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with
Disabilities Act, will be made when possible.
Conducts interviews with clients, assesses needs and provides
Medicare Counseling, clarifies information provided as needed, and
assists clients in completing necessary forms.
Provides information and resource referrals to community members
Informs individuals of available resources to assist them and
address their questions; and refers individuals to other community
resources as appropriate.
Coordinates La Plata County's volunteer Medicare counselors and
provides Medicare counseling
Conducts ongoing case management to continue to provide additional
referrals and assistance as needed.
Raises awareness in the community regarding long-term care support
services and options.
Works with families/individuals with all income levels and all
types of disabilities
Collaborates with multiple stakeholders throughout the community to
provide information and education regarding available community
Enters and retrieves information from computer systems; reviews and
evaluates computer generated data. Completes extensive data entry
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
General Office Equipment, computer, calculator, copier,
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Arts, Behavior Science preferred
Minimum 2-3 years work experience in the field of social work or
Any combination of education, training and experience which
provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform
the essential functions of the job.
Licenses and Certifications:
Certified Information and Referral Specialist for Aging (CIRS-A)
Current Drivers License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods and records
Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation,
Basic knowledge of computer database management.
Interacting with others through a person-centered philosophy.
Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within
Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other
Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines,
and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to
understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies,
procedures and protocols.
Using a computer terminal to accurately and rapidly enter and
retrieve data and information.
Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in
Ability to respond to each client with empathy and respect.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with a variety of individuals.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee
is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or
feel, reach with hands and arms, and speak and hear. While
performing the essential functions of this job the employee is
occasionally required to stand, walk, and lift and/or move up to 10
pounds. Must be willing to participate in a minimum of 8 hours of
annual required training.
$20/hr hr FT w/ medical, dental, vision, retirement & paid parental
Application deadline 4 pm 8/21/22.
Apply online at www.co.laplata.co.us/jobs or at computer kiosk @ La
Plata County, 1101 E 2nd Ave, Durango.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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