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Cares assessor

Company Name:
MyFlorida
65000 3 3007 Agency Name: Elder Affairs
Description:
Working Title: CARES ASSESSOR
Broadband/Class Code: 21-1099-03
Position Number: 65000 3
Annual Salary Range: $30,988.62 - $54,579.27
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
City: GULF BREEZE
Facility:
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB007
Closing Date: 12/18/2014
The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.
DEPARTMENT OF ELDER AFFAIRS
BUREAU OF CARES
POSITION INFORMATION: OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY
TITLE:
COMMUNITY/SOCIAL SERVICE SPEC/ALL OTHER
CARES ASSESSOR
POSITION LOCATION:
GULF BREEZE / SANTA ROSA COUNTY
CARES 1
POSITION #:
65000388
SALARY/PAY GRADE:
$30,988.62-$54,579.27 Annually
($2,582.39-$4,548.27 Monthly)/ #19
WORK SCHEDULE:
MONDAY - FRIDAY; 8:00 - 5:00 (OCCASIONAL EXTRA HOURS AND WEEKENDS MAY BE REQUIRED)
CONTACT PERSON:
Department of Elder Affairs Human Resources Office4040 Esplanade WayTallahassee, FL 32399-7000
PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE AGENCY! APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE PEOPLE FIRST SYSTEM OR FAXED TO .
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Mission Statement:To foster an environment that promotes well-being for Florida's elders and enables them to remain in their homes and communities.
Vision Statement:All Floridians aging with dignity, purpose, and independence.
POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identifies appropriate clients with diversion potential; coordinates and conducts comprehensive pre-admission screening assessment of applicants for nursing facility placement and home and community-based services; evaluates the level of care and recommends the appropriate placement, and counsels applicants and/or responsible parties about the available resources to assist them in making informed decisions.
Identifies appropriate clients for transitioning to community placement initiated from a nursing facility or hospital. The incumbent will use multiple sources of information and referral to identify individuals for the purpose of assessment and screening for the likelihood of community placement. Develops a transitioning plan for potential clients based on an assessment identifying the medical, social, functional, housing and financial needs required for successful community placement and how the identified needs will be met.
Maintains accurate and up-to-date medical information on clients through regular documentation of casework activities, ensures timely and accurate data collection, reporting and follow-up with individuals in accordance with established CARES policies, procedures, and regulations as directed in the CARES Handbook. Monitors placement decisions, and monitors data collection and analysis for both met and unmet psychosocial and service needs of clients.
Participates in monitoring of placement decisions on cases assigned on a regular schedule, communicates with community health care providers to ensure appropriate service utilization, and maintains updated data in the Client Information and Registration Tracking System (CIRTS) on cases assigned. Inputs assessment data into CIRTS.
Participates in disaster recovery efforts throughout the State of Florida.
Completes routine travel within the assigned unit's planning and service area (Operation of private motor vehicle is required to perform travel. All applicable State licensing and insurance regulations must be strictly adhered to in the operation of the private vehicle while performing State business.)
Improves/enhances professional knowledge, skills and abilities through continuing education courses, seminars, workshops, review of policies and procedures etc.
Participates in pilot/special projects, which involves collaborative efforts to improve assessment and delivery of services.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
REQUIREMENTS:
SPECIAL NOTE:
Knowledge of level of care rules and regulations
Knowledge of CARES policies and procedures
Knowledge of the aging process and the effects of chronic illness
Knowledge of interviewing techniques
Knowledge of community resources, as they relate to elders and disabled adults
Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing client information especially as it relates to computer systems proficiency
Ability to work with patients with a variety of physical and emotional problems
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments
Ability to evaluate service delivery
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Ability to carry a laptop and associated documents (up to ten pounds)
A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in social work, psychology, or sociology, etc. or four (4) or more years of professional experience in social work, psychology, or sociology, etc. with at least one (1) year completing needs assessments or a combination of education, professional experience with at least one (1) year completing needs assessments totaling four (4) or more years is required.
Preference will be given to Department of Elder Affairs employees.
BACKGROUND CHECKS:
A Successful completion of a Level 2 Criminal History Background Check is required for all applicants selected for this position.
APPLICANT INFORMATION:
Applicants should apply on-line via the People First 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of the position vacancy advertisement but are strongly encouraged to apply by 6:00 p.m. on the closing date to avoid any system down times or any other complications that may arise.
If you have problems applying on-line, call thePeople First Service Centerat . You may fax a completed State of Florida Applicationto . Paper applications will not be accepted by the agency.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
The Department of Elder Affairs is an "older worker-friendly" employer and also lists vacancies on the Silver Edition website, found , that connects persons age 50 and older with other businesses/volunteer organizations/employers who specify they are "older worker-friendly."
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center ( ). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodations.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. For information on the supporting documentation required, click here. Applicants may fax their supporting documentation to People First at .
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
The Department of Elder Affairs is an E-Verify employer and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each New Employee's I-9 Form to confirm work eligibility.

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