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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Aging
Job Title: Eligibility and Options Specialist
Salary: $15.20 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

8am – 5pm, Mon – Fri

Location of work:

271 W. 3rd St. N.

Job Objectives:
Conduct assessments for individuals considering nursing home placement, and functional assessments for persons 16 years of age and older for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Frail Elderly (FE), Physically Disabled (PD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver and Working Healthy programs.

Essential Job Functions:
• Complete functional assessment for individuals to determine program eligibility for HCBS waiver programs. o Travel daily to consumers in the tri-county area required o Interview Consumer o Complete required forms timely o Submit accurate and complete documentation • Provide Options Counseling to consumers. o Identify individual needs o Effectively and factually communicate and explain to individuals their resource and/or long term care options o Educate consumer regarding long term care options o Provide accurate and unbiased information or referrals as needed including pertinent materials • Complete assignments and documentation within required deadline. o Demonstrate strong interviewing skills and knowledge of assessment procedures.

Job Standards:
Minimum qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, Counseling. Minimum of one (1) year experience in the field of aging. Valid State of Kansas driver s license and proof of automobile insurance.

Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, or Counseling. Two (2) years’ experience in the field of aging for an Area Agency on Aging. Ideal candidate will have assessment experience with physical disabilities (PD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), persons with a mental health diagnosis, and/or individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD). Licensed Social Worker or Nurse. AIRS, Information and Referral Certification. Bilingual skills a plus.

Testing/Screening Requested:
• Background checks including but not limited to KBI. • Motor Vehicle Report. • Pre-employment urine drug screen.

Office: Personal Computer, Copier/Fax/Scanner, Multi-line Phone, Printer.

Work Environment:
Work is performed 90% in field in all weather conditions. Will have exposure to wide variety of environmental conditions. Daily travel to consumers is required covering Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey Counties.

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.


Vacancy Number: 20001077

Open Date: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/5/2018 11:59:59 PM