Outreach Service Advocate/Direct Care Supervisor (39-167)
Pathfinder, Inc. - Jacksonville, AR

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DESCRIPTION

Need an individual who will be responsible for assessment, plan development, coordination, monitoring, and updating of the individual's service plan, services and progress.

Experience working with individuals who have developmental disabilities is preferred.

Payroll experience preferred.

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am-4:30pm but at various times due to family/client schedules you will be required to work outside of these hours.

Location: Jacksonville, AR.

DUTIES

Is responsible for initiating the necessary procedural steps for establishing and implementation of Medicaid waiver services.

Those duties may include, but not be limited to:
Acts as point of entry for new referrals.

Arranges for the provision of services.

Monitors and reviews waiver recipient's services.

Facilitates intervention during crisis.

Counsels recipient and family.

Prepares case notes.

Performs assessments and referrals.

Provides follow-along services to ensure quality of care.

Reviews cases and focuses on the recipient's progress in meeting goals and objectives established through the plan of care.

Prepares appropriate paperwork for new plans, continued stay reviews and revisions and revisions in accordance with DDS standards.

Serves as the individual's advocate in assuring access to a wide range of services.

Documents services that are needed by or recommended for the individual but do not exist within the individual's local community and works to develop the availability of these services.

Assures that all personal rights of the individual are maintained, including freedom of provider choice, civil and legal rights.

Assists individuals with personal future plans.

Coordinates team meetings of family members, professionals, and case managers to implement procedures and programs that ensure regulation compliance.

Completes in a timely manner annual, quarterly, and monthly reports, Medicaid billing, and various other records.

Monitors all in-home services.

Assists with staff training.

Prepares classified ads for newspapers and public relations via the media.

Acts as liaison for recipients with professional services to include, but not limited to: early intervention coordinators, doctors, public schools, case management agencies, counseling services, Human Services, nursing homes, retirement centers and other DDS agencies.

The Outreach Services Advocate will be "on-call" to assist in emergency situations.

Completes hiring, firing, evaluations, and coordinates training of all direct care staff.

Acts as a QMRP and provides consultation to clients.

Monitors direct care staff to ensure compliance with paperwork, code of ethics, and agency requirements for continued employment.

QUALIFICATIONS

GED or High School Diploma; one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must possess current Arkansas driver's license, have current auto liability insurance coverage, and be physically able to drive to various locations in Arkansas. Is responsible for initiating the necessary procedural steps for establishing and implementation of Medicaid waiver services.

Those duties may include, but not be limited to:
Acts as point of entry for new referrals.

Arranges for the provision of services.

Monitors and reviews waiver recipient's services.

Facilitates intervention during crisis.

Counsels recipient and family.

Prepares case notes.

Performs assessments and referrals.

Provides follow-along services to ensure quality of care.

Reviews cases and focuses on the recipient's progress in meeting goals and objectives established through the plan of care.

Prepares appropriate paperwork for new plans, continued stay reviews and revisions and revisions in accordance with DDS standards.

Serves as the individual's advocate in assuring access to a wide range of services.

Documents services that are needed by or recommended for the individual but do not exist within the individual's local community and works to develop the availability of these services.

Assures that all personal rights of the individual are maintained, including freedom of provider choice, civil and legal rights.

Assists individuals with personal future plans.

Coordinates team meetings of family members, professionals, and case managers to implement procedures and programs that ensure regulation compliance.

Completes in a timely manner annual, quarterly, and monthly reports, Medicaid billing, and various other records.

Monitors all in-home services.

Assists with staff training.

Prepares classified ads for newspapers and public relations via the media.

Acts as liaison for recipients with professional services to include, but not limited to: early intervention coordinators, doctors, public schools, case management agencies, counseling services, Human Services, nursing homes, retirement centers and other DDS agencies.

The Outreach Services Advocate will be "on-call" to assist in emergency situations.

Completes hiring, firing, evaluations, and coordinates training of all direct care staff.

Acts as a QMRP and provides consultation to clients.

Monitors direct care staff to ensure compliance with paperwork, code of ethics, and agency requirements for continued employment.