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Northern Arizona Council of Governmentts Care Coordinator - Area Agency on Aging in Cottonwood, Arizona

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: *Department:* Area Agency on Aging*Reports to:* Senior Services Program Manager*Band:* 13 *FLSA Status:* Non-Exempt*Position Summary:*The Care Coordinator assesses, evaluates, and monitors persons over 60 and adults with physical disabilities, using the Arizona State Client Assessment Plan (ASCAP), to determine their social services needs. The Care Coordinator creates and monitors the client service plan to ensure needs are met following established guidelines. This is a program funding dependent position.*Essential Duties & Responsibilities:*Identifies and records who is seeking assistance and their individual problems and needs.Advises individuals of their rights to services.Conducts home visits for assessments.Conducts holistic, strength based assessments on client and on caregivers based on State standards.Coordinates with AAA Family Caregiver Coordinator for additional supports for family caregivers.Assures that required follow up calls and visits are conducted within required time lines as defined in DES DAAS policy and procedures. Assures that all documentation is completed within the required timelines as defined in DES DAAS policy and procedures.Offers home safety and fall risk assessments to all clients. Develops an individual service plan on each client and coordinates and facilitates the access to and the delivery of services to the individual.Determines and records the individual's continued eligibility and need for services.Creates Care Transition plans as assigned following the Coleman Model. Monitors available units of service and wait lists when units are not available. Prioritizes waiting list for clients according to established procedures.Monitors and follows up on referrals and services for the client and the caregiverCompletes application for services when authorized to do so.Maintains electronic files for clients and family caregivers.Creates partnerships with service providers and the community to provide services to clients.Completes and forwards standard monthly reports to AAA.Provides information and assists clients in applying for assistance programs not available through NACOG.Performs related work, as required.*Supervisory Responsibilities:*This job may have supervisory responsibilities for Title V participants and volunteers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. *Qualifications:*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.*Education and/or Experience Requirements:*Experience and training equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Gerontology, Medical or related fields; or training and experience in related fields equivalent to a college degree. Experience working in federally funded Aging programs preferred. *Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:*Knowledge of the problems and needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities. Ability to assess and respond to the needs of the elderly and persons with disabilities. Knowledge of available community resources. Ability to use initiative, tact, and good judgment. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Ability to express ideas clearly, orally, and in writing. Ability to prepare required reports and maintain records of a complex nature. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of different social, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Able to demonstrate knowledge and skill of email, WORD, EXCEL, and data entry into multiple databases. Must be bondable.*Other Skills and Abilities:*Ability to read, analyz es, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. *Certificates & Licenses:*Current, valid Arizona Driver's License. Must possess or be able to obtain an AZ Level One fingerprint clearance card. *Physical Demands and Work Environment:*The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is regularly required to independently drive a motor vehicle for extended periods of time (up to s