Short Description: The Social Worker/Case Manager assists people with disabilities transition out of nursing homes or other institutions into the community and to their own homes through the use of the new Choices Waiver.
Salary: Based on experience (Range $20 to $30 an hour/ $41,600 to $62,400), based on experience with 8% Retirement Benefits, Health Insurance, Dental, Health Savings Account, Paid Vacation and Sick leave, and other benefits. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Reports to: Day to Day direction by Program Manager and Executive Director working in collaboration with our Registered Nurse, Independent Living Specialists and other staff.
Closing Date: The position remains open until filled by a qualified applicant.
Location: Ogden, Utah
The Social Worker/Case Manager assists people with disabilities transition out of nursing homes or other institutions into the community and to their own homes. These individuals are typically either newly injured or have age-related disabilities and require attendant services and support to transition back into the community. The Coordinator will develop a plan of care and coordinate attendant services, nursing, skills training, emergency backup plans, benefits management, assistive technology, self-advocacy, housing, transitions services, and coordination of the New Choices Waiver services and supports. For more information on the New Choices Waiver, Click Here.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop individualized ILP’s and care plan in setting goals, establishing timelines, and services to be provided. These services may include but not limited to getting assistive technology, finding community services, attendant services, attendant training, housing, and benefits management.
- Assist consumers to transition out of nursing homes in developing a discharge plan/Independent Living Plans (ILP’s)/care plan to transition back into the community.
- Identify barriers in the community that prevent consumers from being integrated into their communities.
- Interact with consumers in a professional manner with respect for their rights and maintain strict confidentiality.
- Coordinate a team of service providers based on the consumers needs to assure a successful transition.
- Work with individual with disabilities to successfully transition back into the community.
- Submit all reports, case notes, time tracking, and other required paperwork in a timely manner.
- Attend designated meeting and participate in general center meetings.
- Advocate on issues promoting the independence of people with disabilities.
- Provide or coordinate life skills training.
- Disseminate information to promote community integration. This is presenting programs both in the nursing homes and in the community.
- Organize public-private partnerships to provide services needed for this transition groups.
- Position requires to the employee to go into the community several times per week to meet with consumers.
- The employee will schedule presentations in Morgan, Davis and Weber and Salt Lake Counties with Nursing or Assisted Living Centers.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Be a licensed Social Worker (SSW, CSW, LCSW, BSWA, or CSWI)
- Have a general knowledge of medical terminology, diagnosis, and their impact on independent living skills training.
- Management, leadership and organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple tasks, prioritize work effectively and use judgment and discretion in decision-making.
- Ability to travel in a multi-county service area.
- Computer literate.
- Good typing speed
- Reliable transportation
- Must have an acceptable Criminal Background Check.
Preferred Experience and Assets:
- Experience working with individuals with disabilities a plus.
- Personal experience with disability and /or knowledge of disability issues and the consumer/community-based IL philosophy a plus.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Bilingual a plus.
- Person with a disability a plus.
Benefits / Why Work With Us:
- Dental insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, RTI reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and to assign other duties, as necessary.
Roads To Independence (RTI) is a non-profit, grassroots, advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities. RTI is an active agency looking to assist individuals with disabilities live as independently in the community as possible. Core services include but are not limited to Advocacy, Information and Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support, Recreation, Assistive Technology and Transition (Youth, Nursing Home, and Diversion from Institutions). We primarily cover Davis, Morgan and Weber Counties.
RTI is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and sustaining a work environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be made for employees with disabilities.