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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Aging
Job Title: Eligibility and Options Specialist Team Leader
Salary: $40347.84 Annually

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:

Job Objectives:

Provide program oversight and staff supervision for the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver programs.  Performs supervisory duties, functions and act as back-up for Eligibility and Options Specialist assessor staff when needed.

Work closely with Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Kansas Department for Health and Environment (KDHE) and KanCare Managed Care Organizations (MCO’s) to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, guidelines and program policies.

Point of contact for the Division regarding the assignment, completion and review of Functional Assessment Information (FAI) assessments for HCBS waiver programs including Frail Elderly (FE), Physically Disabled (PD), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


Essential Job Functions:


  • Assign, monitor and oversee the work of Eligibility and Options Specialist (EOS) staff conducing assessments for the HCBS Waiver programs.
  • Prepares performance evaluations and disciplinary matters when needed for supervised employees.   Maintain detailed records of all matters pertaining to employee performance.
  • Assist EOS staff in making proper use of the various tools, procedures, and systems needed to perform job duties.
  • Work with staff to design activities, procedures and other tools to improve services delivery to clients.
  • Review and verifies employee timesheets and mileage forms.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for staff performance development and trainings.


  • Review and research all referrals for consumers requiring an eligibility assessment for the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver program.
  • Research Kansas Medical Assistance Program data base for consumer Medicaid eligibility and research Kansas Aging Management Information System and departmental data base for appointments, schedules, completion of FAI’s and consumer/provider inquiries.
  • Develop measures to improve service quality, accuracy, and efficiency and implement best practice standards.
  • Review and assess the accuracy and completeness of all Functional Assessment Instruments and work with Eligibility Options Specialist staff on recommended needed changes.


  • Provide back up for EOS staff when utilizing leave and for the Director of Assessment and In-Home Services when absent.



Accountability:  Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.

Analytical Thinking:  Works systematically and logically to resolve problems, identify causation and anticipate unexpected results.  Manages issues by drawing on own experience and knowledge and calls on other resources as necessary.

Leadership:  Communicates a vision and inspires motivation; engages with others (direct-reports and peers) in team process to solve problems; works to find a win/win resolution of differences; is aware of how management style impacts staff productivity and development; modifies leadership style to meet situational requirements; helps team stay focused on major goals while managing within a context of multiple directives.

Performance Management:  The continuous process of setting objectives, assessing progress and providing on-going coaching and feedback to ensure that employees are meeting their objectives and career goals.

Resilience:  Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches.  Remains flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change.  Understands changes in work tasks, situations, and environment as well as the basis for change.  Thinks and acts effectively under pressure.  Persists towards solutions and goals in changing circumstances.  Overcomes obstacles to achieve results.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:     Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, or Counseling.

Years of Experience:    Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the field of aging.   Minimum of two (2) years’ supervisory experience including planning, work assignment and quality review, staff performance evaluation, and participation in the hiring process.

License, certifications, etc…  Valid State of Kansas driver s license and proof of automobile insurance.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:    Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, or Counseling.

Years of Experience:   Ideal candidate will have:  Four (4) years’ or greater of work experience in the aging field for an Area Agency on Aging with service to vulnerable populations: frail elderly, physically disabled, and traumatic brain injury, and targeted case management experience (TCM).  Three (3) years’ supervisory experience.

License, certifications, etc…   Licensed Social Worker or Nurse.  AIRS, Information and Referral Certification.  Bilingual skills a plus.


Physical Requirements of Position:

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, walking and standing are required only occasionally.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing information; viewing a computer terminal; reading.
The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles.


Testing/Screening Requested:

• Background checks including but not limited to KBI. • Motor Vehicle Report. • Pre-employment urine drug screen.



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


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  271 W 3rd St N

The employee is typically in an office environment.  Occasional exposure to environmental/weather conditions when conducting an assessment, attending meetings, trainings, or other activities.  Varied Environmental Conditions:  During assessments, the employee may encounter varied environmental conditions including clutter, animals and varied levels of pests.


*Please note this job posting 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: 20001073

Open Date: 12/24/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/7/2019 11:59:59 PM