Alabama Cares Specialist

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Website United Way of Central Alabama

To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@uwca.org

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

To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@uwca.org