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Resource Specialist-28 hours/week (Antigo Office)

Location: MC - Antigo
Application Deadline Date: 9/19/17

Description

 

 

WHO WE ARE:

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin (ADRC-CW) is a regional organization serving older and disabled adults in the four-county region of Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, and Wood counties.  Services provided include:  Information and assistance; options counseling; enrollment into publicly funded, long-term care programs; benefits counseling; elderly nutrition program; caregiver support; healthy living programs; and other services that are integrated to meet the mission of the ADRC-CW.

The mission of the ADRC-CW is to promote choice and independence through personalized education, advocacy, and access to services that prevent, delay, and lessen the impacts of aging and disability in the lives of adults.

Marathon County in Northcentral Wisconsin is a great place to live, work, visit and conduct business.  Our county government is highly regarded and contributes to a high quality of life by:

  • ensuring public safety;
  • protecting natural resources;
  • preparing for emergency and disaster responses;
  • protecting vulnerable populations;
  • creating and maintaining a high quality infrastructure for transportation;
  • providing education and fostering economic development; and
  • using process improvement techniques to improve public service.

Eligible Marathon County employees enjoy competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and a range of excellent benefits, including:

  • Pay for Performance System
  • Wisconsin Retirement System Defined Benefit Plan
  • Post Employment Health Plan
  • Income Continuation Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and holiday pay
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
  • Life insurance
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Recognition Programs and a Positive Workplace Culture. 

*This part-time position is eligible for some pro-rated benefits based on 28 hours per week, 70% full time equivalent.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Part-time (28 hours/week) professional position assisting adults who are elderly and/or disabled and their families who are dealing with varied issues and concerns related to aging, disabilities, and long-term care.  Employee assists clients in identifying needs, determines program eligibility through assessments and functional screens, and links clients to community services and resources so that they may live with dignity, respect, health, and purpose.  Position will work closely with community partners to develop collaborative relationships to ensure proper referrals and work together to serve older adults and adults with disabilities. 

Position is based in the Antigo ADRC-CW office, and will travel throughout Langlade County and the ADRC-CW service region.  Usual work hours are 8:00- 3:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, but there is a degree of flexibility with this schedule, based on customer needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree from an approved college/university, in Social Work, Nursing, or closely related field and one year of related work experience.  Work experience with frail elderly or disabled adults in an outreach, social work, case manager, or counseling role desirable.

Necessary special qualifications:  Ability to obtain Functional Screener certification by successfully completing required exams within 1 year of hire.  Also required is a driver's license and a driving record that meets County standards; OR ability to obtain reliable transportation as needed.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

  • Provides information to older and disabled adults and their families on resources and options that are available to maintain health and independence.

  • Communicates with public concerning issues for target populations (elderly and disabled adults) and their families; provides information on resources, services, and long-term care options available to meet their needs.

  • Completes outreach to community partners, including but not limited to schools, nursing homes and providers with a primary focus on developing strong collaborative relationships which remove barriers to successful referrals.

  • Conducts long-term care functional screen assessments to determine functional eligibility for community-based long-term care programs which involves reviewing medical records.

  • Coordinates enrollment into community-based long-term care programs by ensuring eligibility criteria are met and completing unbiased enrollment counseling.

  • Completes long-term care disenrollment counseling and program change counseling as well as coordinates this process.

  • Completes required documentation into program database and state functional screen website in accordance with policies and procedures.

  • Understands and seeks out new or additional resources that are available for older adults and adults with disabilities.

  • Develops and expands job-related skills and knowledge by attending trainings and reviewing information related to work practices.

  • Participates on agency committees and community focus groups as requested.

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance; works extra hours as required.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work effectively with adults with disabilities and older adults.

  • Ability to conduct assessments of clients' needs through telephone interviews, office interviews, and other arrangements as required.

  • Ability to develop excellent rapport and work effectively with clients, families and professionals. Strong collaboration skills with the ability to gain cooperation from staff and community partners.

  • Ability to be open minded and receptive to different points of view including supporting culturally competent and strength based practices.

  • Ability to listen and respond in a nonjudgmental, respectful manner to the unique circumstance and needs.

  • Commitment to the mission of the ADRC-CW; ability to represent the organization’s work and mission to the public.

  • Skill in interviewing and counseling older adults and adults with disabilities whether meeting as an individual, group or family dynamic.

  • Knowledge of community resources and services that would assist older adults and adults with disabilities.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to adopting a trauma-informed approach to practice.

  • Ability to be resourceful and creative in identifying possible solutions to support these in the workplace.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with individuals and in front of groups- in both written and verbal formats.

  • Ability to be organized, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to keep and maintain clear, accurate, timely records.

  • Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer service and teamwork.

  • Skill in using a computer for e-mail, calendaring, basic word processing and maintaining computerized databases.

 

COMPENSATION:

Starting salary range: Minimum $25.58/hr- Midpoint- $30.69/hr

This part-time position is eligible for some pro-rated benefits based on 28 hours per week, 70% full time equivalent

 

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Selection of the successful candidate may be made by assessment of experience and education, criminal record check,  oral interview; review of references, written background inventory, and other appropriate job-related selection procedures.  All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application.

 

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS:

Marathon County will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Employee Resources Department office or phone (715) 261-1451 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline.

 

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 19.36 (7), 64.09 (5), and 64.11 (7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36 (7), Wis. Stats. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the County not provide access to this information.
If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Employee Resources Department. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 





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