Alabama Cares Specialist, Area Agency on Aging of Jefferson County

Website United Way of Central Alabama

Job Summary          

Coordinates Information, Assistance, Counseling, Respite and Supplemental Services to assist Caregivers with the duties involved in taking care of their loved ones.

Responsibilities      

  • Assures all program operations are in compliance with guidelines of ADSS
  • Identifies eligible clients in need of services through ADRC referrals and other means
  • Arranges delivery of service through contractors
  • Prepares and maintains case records, reports, case follow-up and closure
  • Counsels caregivers, assisting them to identify and resolve problems and make effective use of resources
  • Works within budget provided by supervisor
  • Develop caregiver support groups throughout county by working in collaboration with other community service agencies under direction of supervisor
  • Assist with planning annual meeting of all Alabama Cares Contractors
  • Provide admin support to supervisor in RFP process each year
  • Provide client assessments and on-going case management services as needed
  • Responsible for Alabama Cares Title 3 Part E
  • Participates in Community Initiatives Continuous Quality Improvement Plan
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

 Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of local, State and Federal legislation and programs related to the work of the Area Agency on Aging to include the Older American’s Act as Amended
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others to include co-workers, staff and community resources and referrals
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form
  • Good interviewing and counseling skills with an ability to work in a team environment
  • Recognize the dignity and value of all people. Treat consumers and colleagues with respect
  • Good working keyboard skills with ability to quickly learn and use computer programs needed
  • Knowledge of the needs and concerns of elder persons, persons with developmental and physical disabilities, and their family caregivers
  • Ability to analyze research data and formulate plans based on that data

 

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Behavioral or Human Services
  • Minimum of 2 years of paid social service experience including case management preferred

 

Requirements

  • Valid Alabama driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation
  • Proof of automobile insurance commensurate with State law
  • Background checks to include but not limited to criminal record, drug screen, and TB test
  • Normal office environment with occasional overtime and travel throughout the state