Area Agency on Aging (AAA) - Care Specialist I – Caregiver Support
This is a responsible, non-supervisory position requiring familiarity with various government programs, such as Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Administration for Community Living (ACL), Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Older Americans Act (OAA) and insurance policies related to the elderly, various rules and regulations regarding the Aging program and services; Assesses needs of caregivers and clients; Coordinates available support services; Coordinates referrals for service to the care coordination program in the region to ensure prescribed needs of client and caregiver are carried out in accordance with OAA/service definitions and provides technical assistance and contract management in planning, development and implementation of programs and services for the elderly in the 13 counties of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA); May also work with caregivers who are providing care to clients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another related dementia and who may be under the age of 60.
Makes telephone calls to referred clients, and/or family members or caregivers on cases referred to the Area Agency on Aging for Access and/or Care Giver Services; Follows an assessment form checklist to determine eligibility for services; Documents all case related information into the state data base and other tracking systems; Creates both electronic and paper case folders on eligible clients; Tracks and assists in all expenditures on a monthly basis; Monitors, evaluates and provides technical assistance to vendors regarding services delivery to the elderly in order to assure appropriate and quality of care; Perform other job related duties as assigned.
Desired Degree/Job Experience: Associate in social services, Business, Public Administration; Or any equivalent combination of experience and any training which provides the knowledge, skill, and abilities. Bilingual in English/Spanish; Keyboarding proficient at 35 wpm.
This position is a Pay Grade 10 with a starting hourly salary of $18.77. This is an non-exempt position. Open until Filled. Only electronic online applications will be accepted.
AACOG offers a generous benefits package. These benefits can be reviewed at ADVANTAGES of WORKING for AACOG.
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